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Tripwire

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Tripwire

Jack Reacher Series, Book 3
by Lee Child
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Jack Reacher hunts the hunter in the third novel in Lee Child's New York Times bestselling series.
Ex military policeman Jack Reacher is enjoying the lazy anonymity of Key West when a stranger shows up asking for him. He's got a lot of questions. Reacher does too, especially after the guy turns up dead. The answers lead Reacher on a cold trail back to New York, to the tenuous confidence of an alluring woman, and the dangerous corners of his own past.
Jack Reacher hunts the hunter in the third novel in Lee Child's New York Times bestselling series.
Ex military policeman Jack Reacher is enjoying the lazy anonymity of Key West when a stranger shows up asking for him. He's got a lot of questions. Reacher does too, especially after the guy turns up dead. The answers lead Reacher on a cold trail back to New York, to the tenuous confidence of an alluring woman, and the dangerous corners of his own past.
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    TRIPWIRE

    "When you put a good villain together with a great hero like Jack Reacher . . . the result is a thriller good to the last drop. [Child] does a great job of balancing good and evil, and certainly Hobie ranks up there with some of the most memorable villains."

    Orlando Sentinel

    "Page for page, there's probably more fisticuffs in a Lee Child thriller than anywhere else."

    Chicago Tribune

    "Lee Child can write. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. It's no wonder."

    Arizona Daily Star

    "[Reacher] is a character who deserves to be around for a long time."

    Green Bay Press-Gazette

    "Complex . . . Throughout this cross-country cat-and-mouse tale, the author's spare style reveals telling details: layers of intrigue, poignant moments, hideous crimes, and ingenious solutions."

    BookPage

    "A beaut . . . Reacher is a complex, contemplative brute. He's spellbinding whether kicking in doors or just kicking around a thought in his brain."

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    "A solid thriller that brings to mind the knight-errant adventures of John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee. Edgy, exciting reading."

    Booklist

    "Suspense fiction doesn't get much better than this."

    Library Journal

    "Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire . . . a tightly-drawn and swift thriller."

    —Michael Connelly

    Praise for

    LEE CHILD

    "Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero: tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable."

    People

    "Great style and careful plotting . . . The violence is brutal . . . depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense."

    The New York Times

    "The author pens nightmarish images as casually as an ordinary writer would dot an 'i' or cross a 't.'"

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    "[Child] must be channeling Dashiell Hammett . . . Reacher handles the maze of clues and the criminal unfortunates with a flair that would make Sam Spade proud."

    Playboy

    "Reacher is as tough as he is resourceful."

    The Denver Post

    "Child . . . gives us one of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction: Jack Reacher."

    —Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector

    "I love the larger-than-life hero Jack Reacher. I grew up a fan of John Wayne's and Clint Eastwood's movies, and it's great to see a man of their stature back in business."

    —Nevada Barr

    "Jack Reacher has presence and dimension—a man you definitely want on your side. Child has a sure touch and a strong voice. Definitely a talent to watch."

    —Lynn S. Hightower

    Praise for Lee Child's

    JACK REACHER NOVELS

    A People Magazine "Page-Turner"

    An Anthony Award winner

    A Barry Award winner

    "It'll blow you away."

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    "From its jolting opening scene to its fiery final confrontation, Killing Floor is irresistible."

    People

    "Tough, elegant, and thoughtful."

    —Robert B. Parker

    "A riveting thriller. It's a winner."

    —Greg Iles

    "Swift and brutal."

    The New York Times

    "Spectacular . . . muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing."

    The Seattle Times

    "If Without Fail...

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    Starred review from June 28, 1999
    Jack Reacher, the hulking ex-soldier readers will remember from Child's first two thrillers, Die Trying and Killing Floor, can kill with his bare hands, and sports chest muscles thick enough to stop bullets. He's actually a dynamo of a character, wily in an innocent sort of way, and the anchor to one of the best new series in thriller fiction. Here, Reacher is incognito, living the life of a drifter and digging swimming pools in Key West. When a PI from New York comes looking for him, and shortly afterwards turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher flies north and discovers that the instigator of the search is Leon Garber, his former army commanding officer. But Garber has died the day before Reacher arrives. As Reacher finds out from Jodie Jacob, Garner's beautiful attorney daughter, Garber was helping an elderly couple to locate their son, who supposedly died in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War. The military won't confirm the death, however, or even classify the soldier as missing in action. Pursuing the search together, Reacher and Jacob narrowly escape murder attempts by a pair of dark-suited thugs who work for an evil corporate loan shark named "Hook" Hobie, who has a hideously disfigured face and a metal hook for a right hand. Hobie is harboring a terrible secret linking him to the couple's vanished son, and he'll kill anyone who tries to discover his diabolical past. A showdown between the two men is inevitable, and when it happens, it's a beaut--almost as good as Child's skillfully laid surprise ending and the crisp and original dialogue throughout. Reacher is a complex, contemplative brute whose aversion to social and material entanglements entail very peculiar habits and ideas. He never cleans his clothes, preferring to buy new ones (going to a dry cleaner implies a commitment to return); and he's spellbinding whether kicking in doors or just kicking around a thought in his brain. Literary Guild featured alternate; feature film rights for Killing Floor and the character of Jack Reacher optioned by Mark Johnson/Polygram; rights to Jack Reacher series sold to 18 countries.

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