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Enemy, The (2004)

by Lee Child

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I have regained my liking of the Reacher series. This was a terrific thriller/mystery. I was highly critical of the previous book in this series "Persuader" due it's jack rabbit gratuitous violence from the get-go.

The Enemy is a flashback novel that takes you back to Reacher's military days. The novel fills in a lot of gaps in his history. I loved the mystery and thought processes, the red herrings and Reacher being Reacher.

A fast paced, page-turner that took 3 days to read. No Spoilers here just sit back read and enjoy a great book. ( )
  Lynxear | May 24, 2015 |
Another reacher story - actually back story as this one happens in 1990.

My 3 stars pretty much says it all: good if your into the reacher series. ( )
  dham340 | May 10, 2015 |
Spannend verhaal. De ontwikkelingen en ontknopingen volgen elkaar wel in een onwaarschijnlijk hoog tempo op.
  HansWildschut | Apr 27, 2014 |
I know I can rely on Lee Child & Jack Reacher for an entertaining story. ( )
  dreamingbear | Feb 6, 2014 |
Lost too much sleep with pure enjoyment of this Reacher novel! Didn't go to bed until 6 am the last night of reading lol. ( )
  redheadish | Jan 29, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440241014, Mass Market Paperback)

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

Two Special Forces soldiers—the toughest of the tough—are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.

But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. With his French-born mother dying—and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret—Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed…about his family, his career, his loyalties—and himself. Because this soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death—and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.


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"New Year's Day, 1980. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled. Within hours the general's wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall." "Two Special Forces soldiers - the toughest of the tough - are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher - an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit - is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have."."But Reacher won't quit. He's fighting a new kind of war. And he's taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn't know he had. With his French-born mother dying - and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret - Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed...about his family, his career, his loyalties - and himself. Because this soldier's son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death - and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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