The Affair (with bonus short story Second Son): A Jack Reacher Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 27, 2011 - Fiction - 416 pages
247 Reviews
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.
 
A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.
 
Reacher is ordered undercover to find out everything he can and then to vanish. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust each other, they reluctantly join forces. Finding unexpected layers to the case, Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission—and turn him into a man to be feared.

Don’t miss Lee Child’s short story “Second Son” and a sneak peek of his new novel, A Wanted Man, in the back of the book.
  

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The writing was good and the pace worked well. - Goodreads
Wasn't thrilled with the ending. - Goodreads
Typical Reacher book...interesting, easy to read. - Goodreads
Nice surprise ending. - Goodreads
The plot is a bit too simple. - Goodreads
I love Child's laconic and laid back style of writing. - Goodreads

Review: The Affair (Jack Reacher #16)

User Review  - Xox - Goodreads

OK. First, be fair, it is a fast read. Not his best, but still fun. So it still deserved a 4, or maybe 3 and a half stars. What's wrong. The plot is a bit too simple. A conspiracy right from the start ... Read full review

Review: The Affair (Jack Reacher #16)

User Review  - Lyn Isaac - Goodreads

It's an ok Jack Reacher book. I enjoy them. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

LEE CHILD is the author of sixteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Nothing to Lose, and Bad Luck and Trouble.  His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel.  Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in more than fifty territories.  All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures.  Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City.

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