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Without Fail by Lee Child

Without Fail (2002)

by Lee Child

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The worst of the Reacher books so far. The set up is so unbelievable that it drags down the entire book. Reacher himself seems out of character. I assume things get back on track. ( )
  dougcornelius | May 27, 2016 |
I found the sixth book in the Jack Reacher series somewhat lacking. The story-line was somewhat slow; Reacher seemed to take weak evidence and make brilliant deductions from it time after time; important characters are introduced late in the overall story; and Reacher's approach to the final conclusion was clumsy. I'm hoping number 7 is back on track. ( )
  exfed | May 13, 2016 |
Sixth book in the Jack Reacher series.
Reacher is approached to do an audit of the safety precautions surrounding a vice president elect.
Having done this, he then gets involved in a threat against this candidate.
I didn't enjoy this as much as other books. There's a lot of waiting around and reacting rather ineffectually to the threat.
The book finally gets underway towards the end.

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  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Without Fail Lee Child

In this Jack Reacher story Jack is contacted by an ex girlfriend of his brother Joe with an interesting proposition she wants him to kill the vice president elect.

Of course this is not a real assassination attempt she is in fact in charge of security and is using his skills as an audit on how well she is doing her job.

Being a Jack Reacher story nothing is as it seems and he is soon pitting his wits against the baddies.

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  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
Lee Child, Just - DELIVERS.. Again!.. Part 6!.. AWESOME!.. Just, All At - "Another Level"... STUNNING!.. Onto Part 7... Just, READ - This, "Lot"?!.. BRILLIANT!.. ( )
  TimNewey | Dec 26, 2015 |
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What better way to test the security surrounding a U.S. vice president-elect than to hire someone skilled in the killing arts to penetrate his protection? Assassination strategy, though, is only part of the assignment facing Jack Reacher in Without Fail. This restive, blunt-edged ex-military cop must also determine whether recent threats against VP-to-be Senator Brook Armstrong are legitimate or are primarily intended to embarrass the perfectionist head of Armstrong's new Secret Service detail, M.E. Froelich, who happens to have been a girlfriend of Reacher's late brother.

If Without Fail lacks the emotional urgency of Lee Child's previous novel, Echo Burning, it still barely lets the reader catch a decent breath between plot crests. Jack and his fetching yet formidable colleague, Frances Neagley, must figure out how warning letters to Armstrong are being delivered into the Secret Service sanctum, whether the senator is at risk because of something political or personal, and who staged the demonstration murders of two innocent men also named Armstrong, first initial B. Unfortunately, a few twists (including the source of a thumbprint applied to the threats against Armstrong) can be figured out in advance, and the story is light on character development. A tiny breach in Reacher's reclusive carapace opens as Froelich transfers the love she once felt for his brother toward him, and there are suggestions that Neagley may have depths of feeling just waiting to be plumbed. However, other players are mere ciphers--the sacrificial victims of an action-oriented yarn. --J. Kingston Pierce

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Hired by the Secret Service to test their shield around the new vice president of the United States, ex-military cop Jack Reacher discovers that a team of assassins is already planning a hit on the vice president.

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