Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story
Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., Reacher is sent undercover. The assignment that awaits him: The army is meeting with its Capitol Hill paymasters for classified talks on a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces. But vital details about the weapon are leaking -... show more
Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., Reacher is sent undercover. The assignment that awaits him: The army is meeting with its Capitol Hill paymasters for classified talks on a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces. But vital details about the weapon are leaking - straight from the Capitol and probably into the hands of unidentified foreign arms dealers. The prospect of any and every terrorist, mercenary, or dictator's militia getting their hands on the latest superior firepower is unthinkable. That's where Reacher comes in. His task: infiltrate the top-secret proceedings and smoke out the mole. His target: a quartet of high-powered Army political liaison officers - all of them fast-track women on their way to the top. According to his bosses, it's a zero-danger mission. No need to draw a gun...just chat over drinks. But Reacher knows that things are rarely what they seem. And he's learned the hard way never to underestimate an opponent. Or four. Lessons that will come in handy when he starts digging for the truth - and gets his hands a lot dirtier than he expected.
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Publish date: 2013-12-24
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
Ahh, this is more like it -- I was afraid that I was going to have to give up on these shorts to preserve my appreciation for the novels. But Lee Child and Dick Hill pulled it off. Its the mid-80s, Reacher's a Captain in the Army and is called to Washington to go undercover as an Army sniper. Some...
Book 16.5 in the Jack Reacher seriesI am not a big fan of short stories but from time to time I do make room for them in my library. To come out with filler books a few months before a major release is today’s trend for crime writers, Mr. Child has taken advantage of this and has sent a few our ways...
Hard core Reacher fans will enjoy this, but overall it struck me more as a pastiche of clipped scenes from another novel put together as a story. The dialog is good, Reacher is always fun to watch in action, but the plot itself just doesn't hold together as well as one would like.
I was really pleased when I got this book approved through Net Galley because I have read quite a few of the Lee Child Novels before and I absolutely love Jack Reacher. However, this was my first experience with a Jack Reacher Short Story.In this short story, Jack Reacher goes undercover in the Capi...