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The Affair (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child

The Affair (Jack Reacher) (edition 2012)

by Lee Child (Author)

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Title:The Affair (Jack Reacher)
Authors:Lee Child (Author)
Info:Dell (2012), Edition: Reprint, 608 pages
Collections:2019, Read but unowned

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



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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 |
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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.
ISBN 0553825518 is for 2012, single paperback book edition.
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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)

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