Breakneck in its pace, uncompromising in its narrative ruthlessness, Persuader is typical of Lee Child's Jack Reacher adventures. After a first chapter that misdirects the reader quite staggeringly, ex-army freelance adventurer Reacher is apparently on the run. As always with Child and Reacher,... show more
Breakneck in its pace, uncompromising in its narrative ruthlessness, Persuader is typical of Lee Child's Jack Reacher adventures. After a first chapter that misdirects the reader quite staggeringly, ex-army freelance adventurer Reacher is apparently on the run. As always with Child and Reacher, what we see at first is only a small part of the complex plotting lying underneath. Reacher has his own reasons for taking on this case, reasons that are very personal and go back a decade. Being Reacher, tough with a heart of gold, his emotions--his liking for a drug dealer's wife and son, his more than professional interest in the DEA officer investigating them, his dislike of steroid-crazed thug Paulie--soon complicate his objectives. Childs is endlessly reliable on gadgets--the miniaturised e-mail senders, the big guns--and on action sequences--various fights and a swim in a riptide; he also makes us believe in complex emotions and deeper feelings than a love of violence. This is not one of the best of the Reacher books--it has too many flashbacks and a shadowy villain--but like all of them it is an action thriller for intelligent readers. --Roz Kaveney
Publish date: January 1st 2003
Publisher: Bantam Press
Pages no: 389
Edition language: English
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Jack Reacher -6 (#7)
Published 2004. I’m taking two risks here by writing this review. The first risk sounds repetitive. I have the distinct impression that I’ve written about this in several of my previous texts. The second risk might be because you might incur a waste of my (and your) time by reading this diatribe. ...
Well, here we go, back on the Reacher train. I kept hoping that this one would take place in a post-9/11 world, but apparently Child had this one in the can before that fateful day. There is no fictional character more ready to swing into action in the war against terror than Jack Reacher, and that ...
3.5 stars rounded up to 4, because REACHERWelcome to the wild ride that is Reacher on a mission. Vengeance, justice, fun - call it whatever you want to call it, because it really doesn't matter that much what it is. It's simply a hell of a lot of fun to read, I enjoyed it immensely, and anything els...
Gigantic hobo detective Jack Reacher once again wanders into more trouble than any happy-go-lucky wanderer would reasonably expect. This time, after encountering a ghost from his past, a man named Quinn who should be dead, Reacher gets involved in an undercover DEA operation to take the man and his ...
Not a bad thriller at all but having read two books where the end justifies the means and it doesn't matter what the law actually says I need to read something a little more fluffy