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Without Fail: (Jack Reacher 6) by Lee Child

Without Fail: (Jack Reacher 6) (original 2002; edition 2011)

by Lee Child

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Title:Without Fail: (Jack Reacher 6)
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam (2011), Paperback, 560 pages
Collections:Your library, Crime / Thrillers

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Without Fail by Lee Child (2002)

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Lee Child reaffirmed his greatness once again with this book. There are a a handful of authors, whom Lee is at the top of the rankings, who really inspire me. I don't think I've ever picked up a Reacher novel without coming up with an idea for my own writing. ( )
  TysonAdams | Jun 20, 2017 |
A vice president elect is under attack and his team leader is a former girlfriend of Jack Reacher's dead brother Joe. The secret service is reactive, but that is not enough. Reacher must figure out who the assassins are, and stop them. Pretty good.
  ritaer | Apr 17, 2017 |
not very good ( )
  clarkland | Apr 12, 2017 |
Comatose Literature: "Without Fail" by Lee Child

When summer is just around the corner, I start thinking about what books to take on holidays.   Beach or pool is also important, but the real clincher are the books. And the first question on the agenda is which books should I bring? More important even than my destination, are the books I’m taking with me. I’ve always been like this. My wife used to complain that I packed lots and lots of books in case I got stranded on a desert island by mistake… What else? Ah yes. The strategy to pick up books. More than selecting what to wear, which is also fun, what gives me great pleasure is selecting the books to take. Maybe they’ll have a light cover, title in pastel yellow, and italicized font. Sometimes I surprise myself I choose an outlier, i.e., I’ll marathon a book while sunning myself, meaning when choosing I go for something that lends itself to that. What is clear is that I’ll enjoy them in a beach chair under over-sized umbrella, sun hat either on chair or on head-face unseen.
If you read the rest on my blog, you won't get into a coma... ( )
  antao | Dec 10, 2016 |
I really like the Jack Reacher character and "Without Fail" holds up as well as any of them.

This time out, M.E. Froelich, a secret service agent tasked with protecting the VP-elect, seeks Jack out to help her team devise better ways to protect their charge. Froelich used to date Reacher's late brother. The SS received a particularly credible threat against the VP in unusual circumstances. Reacher teams up with a former associate Frances Neagley and they proceed to poke holes throughout VP-elect Armstrong's detail.

Now Reacher and Neagley are asked to help them determine who's gunning for Armstrong and why.

"Without Fail" delves into much of how the secret service operates, although I'm not sure how much of it is accurate. And as always, I'm intrigued by Lee Child's depth of detail to story and plot. But also as always, I feel like most of Child's Reacher books are about 100 pages too long. The cat and mouse chase is well written as usual, but there are times when the story drags just a bit.

Still, if you've like other Reacher stories, you'll enjoy this one too. ( )
  Jarratt | Nov 5, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515144312, Mass Market Paperback)

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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