Tripwire

Tripwire

Paperback - 2009
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Former military policeman Major Jack Reacher goes to the rescue of a 30-year-old woman lawyer he last saw when she was 15. She is the daughter of Reacher's late commanding officer and some nasty land swindlers want her dead. By the author of Die Trying.
Publisher: New York :, Jove Books,, [2009]
Edition: Jove premium ed
Copyright Date: ©1999
ISBN: 9780515143072
Branch Call Number: FIC CHI
Characteristics: 598 pages ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Trip wire

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paul12_2
Jun 25, 2017

Enjoy Reacher series, but since as i am a big fan of his.

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kcv523
Apr 04, 2017

I really like the Jack Reacher series. Even "not the best" is sometimes hard for me to put down. That being said, this is me nit picking (but it's the internet so I'm allowed to, right?). The part where Jodie, a beautiful and stylish high-powered NY lawyer with an office on Wall Street, left the house for work with wet hair, made me cringe. Also, when she wore a sexy midnight blue silk dress with LOAFERS to the fancy French restaurant... like, huh?

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brianwalsh1948
Jan 18, 2017

Not the best of the Reacher series, but since i'm a big fan of his, it was okay.

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7626dee
Nov 05, 2016

Reacher flying first class-this is something new. An old flame and a very evil bad guy help keep you reading/ I would bet we see this lady again as Reacher is also stuck with real property. Will Reacher settle down-no way-stay tuned! Avoid the movie as Reacher is a mere shadow of his real self played by a small elf.

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altybiz
Jan 08, 2016

I like Jack Reacher as a character despite the impermanence he maintains with persons or places in his life. There are some super cruel persons in the story, yet Child manages to end up with Reacher taking steps to a warm ending for some characters. Terrific and continuous action in this Child novel, as always.

LRS1969 Nov 04, 2015

I have yet to meet a Jack Reacher novel that I didn't love. (Heck, I even enjoyed the Jack Reacher movie - despite the horrible casting of Tom Cruise as Jack... a major part of Jack's persona is his SIZE!)

I have read the main series twice now (currently on third round) and realized that I had never Reviewed these, so determined to do so during this reading of the series.

I find an interesting element in my readings that I seem to subconsciously have minor (usually minor) technical type errors pop out at me. I am amazed that the author (who clearly does a lot of research) does as good a job as he does in this subject when he was never in the military much less the U. S. Army or the MPs.

(I think that was because I had experience in both the military and law enforcement, so those things popped out at me - other things were just in other areas of personal interest)

A good continuation to an interesting character.

This is one of those books where it does so much better in a "series format" as the character development is (to varying degrees) ongoing to a fair degree.

Anyway, it's a good combination of action, mystery, and drama.

In any case, I would highly recommend the reading of this book (and also primarily in the series order... some books in the series can be good "stand alone" ones, but not as well as in the series setting - very much like the Richard Sharpe series).

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ba4bes
Oct 20, 2014

A fantastic Jack Reacher book ... Action from the first chapter...
What I cannot understand is how Tom Cruise was cast to play the Reacher character in the movie... Does not fit the description at all... Should have been a role for Dwayne Johnson ( if he could actually act ) ...

This book is a "get it for sure "

thebeadedlady Dec 28, 2013

Definitely my favourite Reacher book so far...'Hobie' is a brilliantly evil character

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nitetraino
Aug 03, 2013

As a big fan of Jack Reacher, I found this story excessively and unnecessarily tedious and long. For example, there is nearly a chapter on bones that would put a physical anthropologist to sleep. The sadistic nature of one of the main characters gets excused so he can be hailed as a hero? Not in my eyes. This is my lowest Reacher rate to date. 2 of 10 stars

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jhirdler24
Jul 08, 2013

Another of the Jack Reacher series. Jack goes north to NY to solve why just asking about him got a P.I. killed. In the process, he is reunited with a special lady who he had a complicated relationship before. The villian here is extremely nasty and rather monsterous. The secondary characters and their plot was very compelling. Once again, action is intense (i.e. violent) and some mature relationships, so keep the kids away.

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rad140 Jul 15, 2008

Sexual Content: scenes of sex

rad140 Jul 15, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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jimg2000
Jul 11, 2014

Is Reacher tough or not:

“A picture of you, my friend,” the doctor said. “That’s what. The damn bullet didn’t even make it into your chest. Your pectoral muscle is so thick and so dense it stopped it dead. Like a three-inch kevlar vest. It popped out the other side of the muscle wall and smashed a rib, but it went no farther.”

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jimg2000
Jul 11, 2014

The bullet launched sideways under his raised left arm and hit the distant garage about the same time his right elbow hit the guy in the face. An elbow moving fast ahead of 250 pounds of diving body weight does a lot of damage. It glanced off the frame of the screen and caught the guy in the chin.

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rad140 Jul 15, 2008

rad140 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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