HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Check out the Pride Celebration Treasure Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Affair (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child
Loading...

The Affair (Jack Reacher) (edition 2012)

by Lee Child (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,1512510,722 (3.89)1
Member:histprof
Title:The Affair (Jack Reacher)
Authors:Lee Child (Author)
Info:Dell (2012), Edition: Reprint, 608 pages
Collections:2019, Read but unowned
Rating:
Tags:None

Work details

The Affair [with bonus short story 'Second Son'] by Lee Child

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

English (24)  French (1)  All languages (25)
Showing 1-5 of 24 (next | show all)
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 |
Nice surprise ending. And as a long-time reader of Reacher novels (or rather, listener)... I enjoyed getting backstory that explained Reacher's quirkiness. ( )
  LaurieGienapp | Dec 8, 2017 |
One of Child's best, as he is sent to monitor an investigation looking into the death of a woman in a small Mississippi town. The prime suspect may be one of the elite Rangers at a nearby base. The problem compounds when the father of the suspect, a U. S. Senator, gets involved. Reacher assembles an excellent support cast to bring about an appropriate finale. ( )
  jamespurcell | Aug 6, 2017 |
Showing 1-5 of 24 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
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.
ISBN 0553825518 is for 2012, single paperback book edition.
None of these ISBNs are for the 2-in-1 edition.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (3)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044024630X, Mass Market Paperback)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.
 
A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. 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 and then to vanish. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust each other, they reluctantly join forces. Finding unexpected layers to the case, Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission—and turn him into a man to be feared.

Don’t miss Lee Child’s short story “Second Son” and a sneak peek of his new novel, A Wanted Man, in the back of the book.

(retrieved from Amazon Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:18:55 -0500)

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)

(summary from another edition)

LibraryThing Author

Lee Child is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

profile page | author page

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.89)
0.5
1 2
1.5
2 2
2.5 6
3 42
3.5 37
4 112
4.5 12
5 45

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,515,439 books! | Top bar: Always visible