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The Affair (Jack Reacher #16) by Lee Child
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The Affair (Jack Reacher #16) (edition 2012)

by Lee Child

Series: Jack Reacher (16+)

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Carter Crossing, Mississippi. 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover--to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish.… (more)
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Title:The Affair (Jack Reacher #16)
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Dell (2012), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 608 pages
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The Affair [with bonus short story 'Second Son'] by Lee Child

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paper. flashback to 1997; introduces folding toothbrush. read and published 2011
  18cran | Jul 4, 2021 |
The Affair, Lee Child. Thriller set deep in Mississippi with so many twists and turns you start to think it will all end in a mess. But it comes to a clever and satifactory conclusion against all odds. Well done, Mr Child. ( )
  Novak | Nov 7, 2019 |
The 16th entry in Lee Child's seemingly endless series of the adventures of Jack Reacher, man of action. This one flashes back to Reacher's final days in the U.S. Army, when he is sent undercover to investigate a woman's murder in a small Mississippi town whose only economic engine is a nearby military base. The Army is afraid that one of the soldiers from the base, in particular the son of a U.S. Senator, may have been involved. It doesn't take Reacher long to blow both his cover and the ravishingly beautiful county sheriff, in that order. Much blood and other bodily fluids are spilled on the way to the story's climax (sorry, sorry, but this one had a LOT of sex in it). Good if you don't mind blood and bodily fluids, or if you have a thing for choo-choo trains. ( )
  rosalita | Sep 24, 2018 |
In a story set in 1997, Jack Reacher goes undercover for the army, traveling to Carter Crossing, Mississippi to determine if a woman’s brutal murder could have come at the hands of a soldier stationed at nearby Kellum army base.

Sixteenth in the Reacher series, this narrative provides the backstory for Jack’s separation from the army. Character development is spot-on as is the realistic portrayal of the rural town, its people, and its prejudices. The plot twists and turns, offering some unexpected revelations as it keeps Reacher doggedly pursuing the truth.

This intriguing glimpse into Jack Reacher’s past is certain to please fans of the series; new readers will find much to appreciate in Reacher’s exploits. As the story unfolds, readers discover Jack’s personal code, his own self-doubts, his straightforward approach in dealing with injustice despite the possible repercussions. As with all Reacher tales, suspense builds as the pages turn and readers are likely to find it difficult to set the book aside before reaching the final page.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Sep 8, 2018 |
Very Good ( )
  buzhod | Sep 4, 2018 |
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Do not combine this 2-in-1 book with the individual stories contained in the book. Thanks.
ISBNs of 2-in-1 book are: 044024630X (Paperback), 0440339359 (ebook)

ISBNs 0385344325, 0593065700 are for the 2011, single hardcover book edition.
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Carter Crossing, Mississippi. 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover--to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish.

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