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Persuader (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Lee Child

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Title:Persuader
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam Press (2003), Paperback, 389 pages
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Persuader by Lee Child (2003)

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I put this book down half way through the opening chapter.

Where I really liked the previous novel - Without Fail - for its detail and interesting plot/dialogue, the use of the first person and gratuitous violence in the opening sequence of this book was disgusting to read for me.

I don't object to violence in a book...but not gratuitous violence from the get-go with no idea what the heck is going on for page upon page.

I did not give the novel a chance as a result of this.... very disappointed in this style. ( )
  Lynxear | Apr 1, 2015 |
Another good book in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Reacher helps the DEA bring down one of his foes and a gun runner.
  terrygraap | Feb 19, 2015 |
Plenty of twists and turns in this story. Reacher has a opportunity to even the score with a violent criminal, Francis Xavier Quinn, who should have been dead 10 years ago. Reacher goes under cover with a Justice Department agent. Good story! ( )
  love2cook | Feb 14, 2015 |
With a past including events like the ones Reacher recalls in this book, I can see why he is homeless by choice and hitchhiking aimlessly. Another brutal page-turner. ( )
  TulsaTV | Jan 1, 2015 |
This was quite a violent storyline and very atmospheric. I usually leave plenty of time inbetween Jack Reacher books, to savour, but enjoyable nonetheless. ( )
  gogglemiss | Nov 13, 2014 |
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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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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. As usual, Child ratchets up the tension and keeps the reader in suspense until the last page, although his enigmatic hero hardly ever seems to break a sweat. In the tough guy tradition, Reacher and his creator are overdue for a breakout, and this muscular, well-written mystery might be the one. --Jane Adams

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Ex-military cop Jack Reacher gets caught in the middle of an off-the-books FBI drug investigation when he spots an old nemesis--believed to be dead for ten years--alive and well in Boston and his attempts to tap into his old resources for help brings the federal agents to his door.… (more)

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