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Tripwire by Lee Child

Tripwire (1999)

by Lee Child

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Books that always end with a 'shoot-em-up' ending always leave me a bit disappointed. ( )
  JosephKing6602 | Jan 20, 2015 |
I am always interested in reading how different people rate the same book so differently. This was NOT my favorite in the series. I just finished it in order to move on to the next one. I just didn't feel any connection to any of the characters. I will read the next one but not just right now. ( )
  Maureen_Kovach | Jan 2, 2015 |
Jack Reacher gets into trouble again, fights his way out, and takes you along for a page-turning ride. ( )
  dougcornelius | Dec 29, 2014 |
Not as good as the previous books in the series, but still a good read. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
Liked this one - but the bad guy was SOOO bad. And there was no closure on the Chester and Marilyn Stone part of the story - I wanted to know how they ended up. ( )
  kwbridge | Sep 6, 2014 |
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Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is lying low in Key West, digging up swimming pools by hand. He is not at all pleased when a private detective starts asking questions about him. But when the detective, Costello, turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher realizes it is time to move on.

As in Lee Child's two previous thrillers, Die Trying and Killing Floor, Reacher is soon up to his neck in lethal trouble, this time involving a vicious Wall Street manipulator, a mysterious woman (of course), and the livelihood of a whole community. Even the fate of soldiers missing in action in Vietnam is stirred into the brew.

But this is not a book by one of the new breed of U.S. thriller writers. Child prides himself on his ability, as an Englishman, to write American thrillers that are utterly convincing in milieu and toughness of action, without a trace of English sensibility. Tripwire is no exception. Every bit as lean and compulsive as its predecessors, it also builds on the freshest aspect of those books: Reacher may be a tough, epic hero, but he always remains human and vulnerable. --Barry Forshaw

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Former military policeman Major Jack Reacher goes to the rescue of a 30-year-old woman lawyer he last saw when she was 15. She is the daughter of Reacher's late commanding officer and some nasty land swindlers want her dead.

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