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Tripwire. Lee Child Publisher: Bantam (original 1999; edition 2011)

by Lee Child

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Title:Tripwire. Lee Child Publisher: Bantam
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam (2011), Paperback, 544 pages
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Tags:fiction, suspense, military, crime, British authors

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Tripwire by Lee Child (1999)

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I do love the Reacher character, but this was not my favorite. I just didn't think enough happened in this book. I am all for character development, but the plot just didn't really advance. I read these kinds of books for action and plot twists . . .this one was a little disappointing. ( )
  sbenne3 | Jul 18, 2014 |
good reacher a crazy guy kidnaps several people and likes to kill people. Reacher as usual is involved for no particular reason but he's of course the one who saves the day. ( )
  afarrington | Jul 5, 2014 |
Loved this book...more mystery and moderate violence. Those that hate this book in the reviews because of all the introspection DON'T understand character development. I learned this long ago...when reading a series of novels...read them in order of publication!!! Lee Child adds layer upon layer into Reacher's character. You get under his skin, learn what makes him tick.

He makes mistakes in this book, leads himself in the wrong direction a few times. He is not perfect as much as he wants to be and he agonizes over that. In this book he shows an almost boyish side in his feelings for Jodie - his former boss's daughter now all grown up. The bad guy, Hobie, is really bad and you have a nagging feeling that there is something more there and yes that is true...at times though...as bad as he is you have some sympathy for him in a weird way. There are sub-plots with other characters that are both interesting and mesh well in the end.

This is more of a mystery and less (a tiny bit less) of a thriller. A nice mixture for me.

I read one of the books in this series out of order and regret doing so...looking forward to finding/reading the next in the series..."Running Blind" ( )
  Lynxear | Jun 22, 2014 |
Love Jack Reacher!!!! ( )
  debralu | May 4, 2014 |
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For my daughter, Ruth. Once the world's greatest kid, now a woman I'm proud to call my friend.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515143073, Mass Market Paperback)

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

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:23:45 -0400)

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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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