The Affair: (Jack Reacher 16) Book

Packed with action, violence and suspense the 16th novel in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child does not disappoint. Jack Reacher is the ruthless, cool, intelligent investigator of the suspicious death of a young woman and the local sheriff just happens to be a very beautiful young female. The plot is tense and detailed. There is some violence, some sex and breath-taking twists and turns. The story is not told by Child but through the eyes of the protagonist. They are his observations and his conclusions and consequently the narrative is sparse, clean and sharp. There are no wasted words with Jack Reacher - he observes, he thinks and he acts. But this book is more about Reacher himself, with a retrospective view of his life and in particular why he left the army. The reader gets to understand him a little better. Many believe "The Affair" is Lee Child at his best, exciting and enthralling and at the very top of the genre. Read More

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    March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher still a major in the military police is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer? The adrenaline-pumping high-voltage action in "The Affair" is set just six months before the opening of "Killing Floor" and it marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't will the army be able to live with him? And is this his last case in uniform? ; ;

  • 0593065700
  • 9780593065709
  • Lee Child
  • 29 September 2011
  • Bantam Press
  • Hardcover (Book)
  • 432

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