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Without Fail (Jack Reacher, No. 6) (original 2002; edition 2003)

by Lee Child

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Title:Without Fail (Jack Reacher, No. 6)
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam (2003), Paperback, 560 pages
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Not my favorite, but still enjoyable. ( )
  melanieklo | Jul 25, 2018 |
I always forget how much i enjoy the Jack reacher books until I read the next one. The Reacher books read like an above average movie thriller. There are a few moments where you have to wonder, really they would do it like that, but that the roller coaster ride continues.

Make sure you read the Reacher books in order. You have to have already bought into the concept of Reacher as a character to make this book work.

This book is about an assassination attempt on the Vice President. Reacher finds himself tangled up in it when someone from his brothers past comes seeking his help. I already own the next book in the series and will read it sometime this summer. ( )
  CSDaley | Mar 28, 2018 |
enough get killed to keep interest & plot is believable except security don't tell the VP he is being targeted. ( )
  BryceV | Dec 27, 2017 |
The whole premise of the mystery was intriguing - how to figure out why someone would want to kill a political figure. I had my suspicions that things would play out in less obvious ways. Jack gets to do his vigilante thing but for once he isn't a suspect, which was a nice change. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Aug 5, 2017 |
Long, slow buildup before much action happens. Probably my least favorite Reacher book so far. ( )
  TulsaTV | Jun 29, 2017 |
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What better way to test the security surrounding a U.S. vice president-elect than to hire someone skilled in the killing arts to penetrate his protection? Assassination strategy, though, is only part of the assignment facing Jack Reacher in Without Fail. This restive, blunt-edged ex-military cop must also determine whether recent threats against VP-to-be Senator Brook Armstrong are legitimate or are primarily intended to embarrass the perfectionist head of Armstrong's new Secret Service detail, M.E. Froelich, who happens to have been a girlfriend of Reacher's late brother.

If Without Fail lacks the emotional urgency of Lee Child's previous novel, Echo Burning, it still barely lets the reader catch a decent breath between plot crests. Jack and his fetching yet formidable colleague, Frances Neagley, must figure out how warning letters to Armstrong are being delivered into the Secret Service sanctum, whether the senator is at risk because of something political or personal, and who staged the demonstration murders of two innocent men also named Armstrong, first initial B. Unfortunately, a few twists (including the source of a thumbprint applied to the threats against Armstrong) can be figured out in advance, and the story is light on character development. A tiny breach in Reacher's reclusive carapace opens as Froelich transfers the love she once felt for his brother toward him, and there are suggestions that Neagley may have depths of feeling just waiting to be plumbed. However, other players are mere ciphers--the sacrificial victims of an action-oriented yarn. --J. Kingston Pierce

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Hired by the Secret Service to test their shield around the new vice president of the United States, ex-military cop Jack Reacher discovers that a team of assassins is already planning a hit on the vice president.

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