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Persuader (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child
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Persuader (Jack Reacher) (original 2003; edition 2009)

by Lee Child (Author)

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Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place-without family-without possessions-without commitments. And without fear. Which is good, because trouble-big, violent, complicated trouble-finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once-not ever. But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business. Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it-justice. Jack Reacher takes an undercover assignment to investigate the disappearance of a federal agent from the home of a notorious drug dealer, but Reacher soon discovers that the dealer has ties to a man from Reacher's own past.… (more)
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Persuader by Lee Child (2003)

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The opening of this book is a little different in that it start off quite rapidly with Reacher gunning people down, only for us to find out shortly thereafter that this is all staged in order to insert him into a criminal organisation. He's being inserted as days before he had asked an military buddy to run a number plate of a man he spotted and it turns out said number plate is flagged in the system and ask per the format of this series, such a flagging brings him into the orbit of a female law enforcement agent who needs his help.

Whilst the format is similar to the usual, it does unfold in a marginally different way, enough to keep it interesting but not so much that feeling of familiarity is removed.

I don't quite feel it was up to the level of Running Blind and Echo Burning but it wasn't awful either. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Oct 19, 2019 |
Jack Reacher #7 ( )
  Ronald.Marcil | Jul 7, 2019 |
Another really good Jack Reacher book. I was afraid it might be too disturbing, but it wasn't bad. The suspense built up quite nicely. The characters were believable and complex. Lee Child always delivers. ( )
  bcrowl399 | Oct 4, 2018 |
Unlike the other books in the Jack Reacher series I've read, this one is written in the first person. While all of them are told from the protagonist's POV, this one actually refers to the narrator as "I" rather than as "Reacher." ( )
  dickmanikowski | Mar 30, 2018 |
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March 25, 2009

352 pgs ( )
  UM3050 | Jan 29, 2018 |
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Jack Reacher, the taciturn ex-MP whose adventures in Lee Child's six previous solidly plotted, expertly paced thrillers have won a devoted fan base, returns in this explosive tale of an undercover operation set up by the FBI to rescue an agent investigating Zachary Beck, a reclusive tycoon believed to be a kingpin in the drug trade. The novel begins with a bang as Reacher rescues Beck's son from a staged kidnapping in order to get close to his father--and trace the connection between Beck and Quinn, a former army intelligence officer who tried to sell blueprints of a secret weapon to Iraq but was murdered before he could pull it off. Or so Reacher thinks, until he spots Quinn in the crowd at a concert in Boston.
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