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Tripwire (Jack Reacher 3) by Lee Child

Tripwire (Jack Reacher 3) (original 1999; edition 2012)

by Lee Child

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Title:Tripwire (Jack Reacher 3)
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Berkley Trade (2012), Paperback, 416 pages
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Tripwire by Lee Child (1999)

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There are really two villains here, but the first one gets off too easy, and the second one too quickly. I love the Reacher character, and a genuinely evil villain is a necessity for the revenge element required for the hero to wreak his havoc, but this one is missing the meticulous planning this character uses so well when harvesting his pound of flesh, and what about the other 5 folks he rescued? Don't we get to learn of their happily ever afters? As usual, a ripping good read, but not Child's best. ( )
  KyCharlie | Apr 3, 2017 |
Enjoyable by the numbers Jack Reacher novel. ( )
  kale.dyer | Aug 4, 2016 |
4.5 Stars. Another great read in the series and showing another side to Jack Reacher. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
JAck Reacher finds himself caught up in the investigation of a star helicopter pilot missing in action in Vietnam and assumed dead. The boy's parents, in grief for thirty years, send a PI to find Reacher, only to have the PI killed hours after meeting with Reacher.

This is the third in the Jack Reacher series. I enjoyed this book as I have all of them. If you want to escape inr=to a good story for a while and get absorbed in a thrilling adventure, start reading the Jack Reacher series. Well written and lots of fun. It's fun to watch for when Lee Child's reveals his English background; how many American's refer to their cell phones as "mobiles" or the windshiels of their cars as a "windscreen". ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
There's a moment when suddenly Jack doesn't seem like Jack anymore - he's actually fallible? But then it is like the author scoffs and says, "heck no! Jack is practically a superhero - like Superman, he can even stop bullets!" There are some hints of torture that verge on being too much, but the novel never slips into gratuitous violence and never loses sight of the human side of the characters. ( )
  tjsjohanna | May 5, 2016 |
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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

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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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