The Enemy: A Jack Reacher Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, May 11, 2004 - Fiction - 304 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair.

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

Two Special Forces soldiers—the toughest of the tough—are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.

But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. With his French-born mother dying—and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret—Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed…about his family, his career, his loyalties—and himself. Because this soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death—and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.
  

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Plot good prose enjoyable and total escapism - Goodreads
The premise of this one was kind of silly. - Goodreads
Lee Child is a smart writer and loves Jack Reacher. - Goodreads
Always enjoy the pace of the story. - Goodreads
I didn't love the ending I have to admit. - Goodreads
good intro to Jack's beginnings - Goodreads

Review: The Enemy (Jack Reacher #8)

User Review  - Sharon Mccall - Goodreads

I really wish I could love Jack Reacher books more. In theory they are everything I should enjoy in a story but in reality I find them a bit of a trudge through treacle and always about a hundred ... Read full review

Review: The Enemy (Jack Reacher #8)

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Contents

Cover
Three
Four
Eight
Eleven
Thirteen
Fourteen
Sixteen
Seventeen
Nineteen
Twenty
Twentytwo
Twentyfour
Dedication
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Lee Child is the author of eight Jack Reacher thrillers, including the critically acclaimed Persuader, which is available in paperback from Dell. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in thirty-nine territories. Child, a native of England and former television writer, lives outside New York City, where he is at work on his ninth Jack Reacher thriller.


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