Persuader, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)

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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his most explosive adventure yet.

Never forgive, never forget. Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past.

Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands.

But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?

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I've never read Lee Child before but based on what I've heard thought he would be one of the better thriller writers. Downloaded this book for free on Kindle about a year ago and in retrospect that wasn't cheap enough to justify getting it.It started out promisingly enough with an action scene that propels the protagonist, Jack Reacher, forward into the thriller plot. Although the book was a thrill a minute (if you count extensive descriptions of firearms, hackneyed descriptions of killing and occasional sex), I was kept going by the feeling that there had to be major surprises in store. It just couldn't be that the people who appeared good (and most of them were really good) and those who appeared bad (and they ranged from very bad to extremely bad) really could be what they appeared. But sadly, they all were. The "plot" was just a question of how Reacher would kill them all the bad ones while rescuing some of the good ones and avoiding being killed himself. Some of the purported suspense comes from situations you can't possibly imagine how Reacher will escape. Like a 300 pound killer with two guns who has cornered him weaponless. In that case, the killer decides to put down his guns and beat Reacher to death with his bare hands -- which doesn't work out too well. About three more bad guys similarly take their time describing their diabolical plans to Reacher while letting him handle what they think are unloaded guns -- but surprise, surprise, they're loaded. Similar plot devices make this increasingly a chore to read.

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I've never read Lee Child before but based on what I've heard thought he would be one of the better thriller writers. Downloaded this book for free on Kindle about a year ago and in retrospect that wasn't cheap enough to justify getting it.<BR><BR>It started out promisingly enough with an action scene that propels the protagonist, Jack Reacher, forward into the thriller plot. Although the book was a thrill a minute (if you count extensive descriptions of firearms, hackneyed descriptions of killing and occasional sex), I was kept going by the feeling that there had to be major surprises in store. It just couldn't be that the people who appeared good (and most of them were really good) and those who appeared bad (and they ranged from very bad to extremely bad) really could be what they appeared. But sadly, they all were. The "plot" was just a question of how Reacher would kill them all the bad ones while rescuing some of the good ones and avoiding being killed himself.<BR><BR>Some of the purported suspense comes from situations you can't possibly imagine how Reacher will escape. Like a 300 pound killer with two guns who has cornered him weaponless. In that case, the killer decides to put down his guns and beat Reacher to death with his bare hands -- which doesn't work out too well. About three more bad guys similarly take their time describing their diabolical plans to Reacher while letting him handle what they think are unloaded guns -- but surprise, surprise, they're loaded. Similar plot devices make this increasingly a chore to read.

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This was quite a violent storyline and very atmospheric. I usually leave plenty of time inbetween Jack Reacher books, to savour, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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