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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
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Fairly typical Jack Reacher, but this one did have a lot of back story of Reacher and his brother. I enjoyed that. I also thought this one was less violent than a couple of the other Jack Reacher books I've read. Enjoyable but not stay-up-all-night worthy or life-changing. ( )
  JenW1 | May 8, 2014 |
It's Jack Reacher so you know what to expect - lots of bad guys and fights. This is slightly unusual in that Jack is kinda employed officially and not under the radar and a character is unexpectedly killed.
Another easy, enjoyable read. ( )
  infjsarah | Jan 19, 2014 |
SUMMARY: A covert group of assassins has the Vice President of the United States in their sights. They've planned well. There's just one thing they didn't plan on: Jack Reacher.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
I'm gradually reading the Jack Reacher books in order, and this is the sixth. After making it through nearly half the extant books, I'd have to say that the other Jack series (Repairman Jack by F. Paul Wilson) is the more consistently entertaining, that is if you don't ...mind a little supernatural horror with your vigilante action. The previous Jack Reacher outing, Echo Burning, was a superb Texas gothic tale. But this one strains credibility in a couple of ways. First, I don't buy the motivation of the villains. Second, if they're as competent as everyone in the story believes them to be, there's no way they'd telegraph their crimes the way they did. I'm going to leave it at that so as not to spoil the story. And Jack. Dude! You know how to use every weapon known to man! Please, please, please learn to operate a washing machine! ( )
  EricKibler | Apr 6, 2013 |
3.5 stars

My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
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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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