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Echo Burning by Lee Child
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Echo Burning (2001)

by Lee Child

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Series: Jack Reacher (5), Jack Reacher Chronology (8)

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While hitchhiking through West Texas, former MP Jack Reacher encounters a young woman seeking protection for herself and her little girl from her monstrous husband, due to be released from jail, and his horrible family.
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Vague memory of it being a good enough story. ( )
  libgirl69 | Jan 26, 2020 |
Jack Reacher always seems to end up on the wrong side of the law. It's almost as if he thrives on being framed. Damned if he does...damned if he doesn't. This time, on the run for beating up a cop, Reacher finds himself involved with helping a battered Mexican woman escape her racist white husband. Even when all signs point to Carmen being a liar Reacher stays. Even when he has the means to walk away from this prejudice drama Reacher stays. He stays because he believes Carmen and her small daughter really are in grave danger. [My comment here is for all Reacher's insistence to avoid real world attachments, for he has no clothes, no house, no bank accounts, no car, no family or friends...he certainly gets entrapped by attachments of the heart often enough. He can't say no to a lady in need. But, this is the first time in the series Reacher doesn't get sexually involved. Carmen certainly tries to seduce him in order to guarantee his help getting away from her husband; and the woman Reacher is attracted to turns out to be a lesbian.
But, back to the plot. This is Texas where the heat is oppressive and ranch families are even more so. Reacher's damsel in distress finally takes matters into her own hands. Again, Reacher could walk away. Case closed. But. He can't. ( )
  SeriousGrace | Nov 20, 2019 |
Echo Burning is the 5th Jack Reacher novel by publishing order, or 8th by chronology; thankfully it continues on from the trend set down in Running Blind by continuing to step away from the formulaic writing used prior novels.

Whilst he's now shed the house and car picked up earlier in the series and is once again a wanderer, he still appears to be a magnet for women in trouble, at least now however he manages not to sleep with either of the two female leads.

This installment is a bit lighter on the action and a bit heavier on the investigative mystery I still found it to be quite enjoyable and liked the way the narrative had you wondering about which characters were showing their true colours and which were being nefarious and deceiving Reacher and/or those looking in from the outside.

Overall, another good installment of the series well worth the read. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Oct 16, 2019 |
I loved book 5, and then twists and turns that had me reading and faster as I tried to "help"Jack Reacher get out of one mess after the next! Filled with non stop action with twists and turns I can hardly wait to read book 6!! ( )
  HOTCHA | May 20, 2019 |
a little slow at first ( )
  sandra.pinkerton83 | Apr 16, 2019 |
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