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A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Lee Child (Author)

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Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don't add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia. An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there. All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat to both sides at once.… (more)
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Info:Delacorte Press (2012), Edition: 1st, 416 pages
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Lee Childs is a popular and successful writer. I've read all, and enjoyed most, of his Jack Reacher books. I used to wait anxiously for every new book release, but not so much anymore. They're just not keeping me as interested as they first did. ( )
  parloteo | Dec 21, 2019 |
A Wanted Man picks up directly from where Worth Dying For finished, as in quite specifically, the former ends with him getting a lift in a van, this begins with him in said van and getting out at a highway crossroads to search for a lift.

Like the former book however, Reacher, who by now appears to be the unluckiest man alive, immediately gets offered a lift by a car driven by what initially appears to be some oddballs. Yet as the story unfolds, it turns out they're not just merely oddballs, they're fugitives coming straight off a murder using him to foil the potential police All Points Bulletin which would likely state they are searching for two men.

As things unfold even more layers are added and it becomes quite an interesting mystery as to where all the trails and leads are going which ultimately resolve in a decent climax at an abandoned military facility, similar to 61 Hours, yet different enough so there's no deja vu or dull points.

I feel like these last couple of novels have been the peak of the series, far and away better than the earlier ones and the habit of having Reacher sleep with every female character seems to have been dropped. This is both an excellent edition to the series, yet contains enough of a swathe of background that it could easily be read and enjoyed by itself. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Nov 11, 2019 |
Easy and fast read, with some good plotting at times, but verrrry formulaic "Lee Childs". Not one of the best of the series, but enjoyable.... ( )
  decaturmamaof2 | Nov 28, 2018 |
Only pro about his book is the end. I mean it was truly horrible. Wordy, annoying, lacking in much action or storyline to begin with. I feel like this was just a filler book and I had a lot of trouble finishing it and usually I don't put these books down. Dull, dull, dull. ( )
  nicolemeier111 | Aug 29, 2018 |
Not as good as usual-but still Reacher. Not sure if I'll watch tom cruise ruin Reacher. ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
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Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia.

An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there.

All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat—to both sides at once.

In Lee Child’s white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.
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