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The Enemy. Lee Child (Jack Reacher Novel) (2004)

by Lee Child

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Title:The Enemy. Lee Child (Jack Reacher Novel)
Authors:Lee Child
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SIX, Stars, SEVEN - EIGHT!.. Flawless, again! "Immaculate"!.. All, Set - Before! The Previous, Seven Books!.. "Stunning"!.. This, "Is" - "The-Writing-of-God", "Near Enough"!.. "Ultimate"! Lee Child is Born. "Never" - to "NOT"! - Write!!.. ( )
  TimNewey | Jan 31, 2017 |
I think that the plot was unbelievable and could never happen. But, it was a compelling read, except for the grammar that Lee Child uses. He uses the sentence, "I said nothing" WAY TOO MUCH. If I could've counted the times, I'm sure it was over 200. I'm reading "The Affair" by him (The next book in this series), and I'm counting his uses. in 120 pages, I've counted 22 uses. That's ridiculous. There are so many other words he could use to say the same thing. It's extremely annoying when he uses it on the same page, multiple times. I don't know that I'll continue with the series because of it. ( )
  Fubarahh | Dec 29, 2016 |
Nice romp into Reacher's past when he was still an MP. Imagine an Army an Army full of conspiracy and moral ambiguity right after the Berlin wall fell. This might be the only Lee Child that could be classifies as a police procedural. Recommended for all trying to make sense of the Reacher canon. ( )
  BookWallah | Oct 19, 2016 |
A Reacher novel where he is an MP in the army. ( )
  kale.dyer | Sep 23, 2016 |
Some interesting information about the army and the different divisions. It is interesting that the series is going back in time. I've been reading them in the order of publication but in terms of actual chronology, this presages all the previously read Jack Reacher books. ( )
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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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