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Night School by Lee Child

Night School

by Lee Child

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Series: Jack Reacher (21)

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Set during Jack Reacher's Army career, this book takes him to a secret assignment to thwart Middle Eastern terrorists. The search takes him to Germany and the trail grows complex, with other parties looking to score as well. Many twists and turns.
  ritaer | Aug 23, 2018 |
good read not too many conflicting similar characters good plot & the hero wins ( )
  BryceV | Aug 5, 2018 |
Jack Reacher collaborates! His colleagues are members of the NSA, FBI, and CIA. This novel is set in the past, when Reacher was still in the military. Naturally, he doesn't take orders very well. But his investigative brilliance saves the day. I found much too much talk and far too little action or suspense. It's as if Child decided that he wanted to compete with John Grisham;. he loses in that contest. The few violent incidents are phoned in; they could have been excerpted from any prior Reacher title. Reacher's singular attraction is that he is always alone, always forced to defend a concept or individuals by himself against overwhelming odds. Night School is atypical--and a disappointment. ( )
  neddludd | May 10, 2018 |
So, this is different from the typical Reacher book. Reacher is normally a loner - here he's part of a team; the action is normally domestic - here it's overseas; typically in a small one-horse town where nasties are picking on some unfortunate - but not here (won't give the plot away.

It started slowly and I wasn't too impressed but was happy enough getting to halfway in. A quick and eventually compelling read that was a decent read.

But not my Reacher! ( )
  martinhughharvey | Apr 19, 2018 |
did not finish ( )
  sitting_duck | Mar 22, 2018 |
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Dedicated with great appreciation to the men and women around the world who do this stuff for real.
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In the morning they gave Reacher a medal, and in the afternoon they sent him back to school.
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Discover the thriller series that Janet Maslin of The New York Times calls “utterly addictive.” After eleven straight #1 bestsellers, Lee Child takes readers to school with the most explosive Jack Reacher novel yet.

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"Discover the thriller series that The New York Times calls "utterly addictive." After eleven straight global #1 bestsellers, Lee Child sends readers back to school with the most explosive Jack Reacher novel yet. It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he's off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom--an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor--a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: "The American wants a hundred million dollars." For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don't get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism. From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law. Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series "Reacher [is] one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes."--The Washington Post"--… (more)

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