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Nothing to Lose by Lee Child
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Nothing to Lose (2008)

by Lee Child

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Series: Jack Reacher (12)

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    Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (johnny_merc)
    johnny_merc: Its the next in the series and also thoroughly enjoyable!
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“So, Reacher, you're an atheist.”

“Everyone's an atheist.”

“No, I'm not”

“Of course you are. There are a thousand gods and you reject them. I reject one thousand and one.” ( )
  Novak | Sep 24, 2014 |
Loved the intersecting complexity of the plot in Nothing to Lose. Scene in the diner using salt and pepper shakers and sugar dispenser to explain what was happening with different groups of people was classic. Recommended for anyone who thinks Reacher does not have brain to match his braun. ( )
  BookWallah | Jul 15, 2014 |
This is the second of Child's Jack Reacher novels that I have read, and much like the other, Gone Tomorrow,I thoroughly enjoyed this.

Child's pacing of the storytelling balances the need to increase long term tension whilst providing the short-term adrenalin pumping moments real zing.

There are a lot of strands to this plot and whilst their are some leaps required from the reader, Child makes it easy to suspend disbelief and creates an enjoyable yarn.

More Please!! ( )
  johnny_merc | Jun 3, 2014 |
What can I say? I am a Lee Child Jack Reacher fan... moving through the novels in order of publication. In this novel, Reacher faces off with a small-town Colorado boss on a mission from God. Good storytelling with sometimes bemusing details that Reacher seems to know... but a solid mystery, with an always happy ending for Reacher. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Jun 1, 2014 |
I'm glad this wasn't my first Jack Reacher book as it would have put me off the rest. I just didn't like it much. It was Meh. Too much driving around, too many plots that didn't make much sense - too long.
Don't start here for Jack Reacher. ( )
1 vote infjsarah | Apr 5, 2014 |
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For Rae Helmsworth and Janine Wilson. They know why.
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The sun was only half as hot as he had known sun to be, but it was hot enough to keep him confused and dizzy.
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Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can’t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They’re picking on the wrong guy.

Reacher is a hard man. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity. What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide?

With just one ally—a mysterious woman cop from Hope—and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge—a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?

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When he arrives in the small town of Despair, Colorado, Jack Reacher finds himself taking on an entire town as he searches for the truths behind its sinister connection to a brutal war that is killing Americans many miles away.

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