Echo Burning

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Bantam Books, Jan 6, 2011 - Jack Reacher-fiction - 576 pages
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Jack Reacher, the vagabond freelance lawman who never hesitates to stick his nose into private business, takes his lively act to Texas, embroiling himself in what starts as a messy domestic dispute before turning far more ominous. The rugged former army cop comes to the aid of Carmen Greer, who picks him up on the side of the road one morning outside Lubbock, then asks him to kill her abusive husband. Sloop Greer is getting out of prison in a few days, and Carmen fears he will start beating her again. Reacher declines, but agrees to protect Carmen, hiring on as a cowhand at the couple's remote ranch in Echo County, Tex., far outside Pecos. Within hours of Sloop's return from prison, where he was serving time for tax evasion, violence strikes. But the victim isn't Carmen; it's Sloop. He's found shot dead, and Carmen is arrested. End of story? Hardly. Most wandering heroes would move on at this point, but not Reacher. He begins taking a hard look at both Carmen and Sloop's past, as well as local history. What he finds ugly secrets, human suffering, political evil is repulsive to a man who's been around as many blocks as Reacher. -- from Publishers weekly.

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User Review  - repb - LibraryThing

Delighted to find a couple of Child books I had not read. Another Reacher adventure that takes place in sun-parched Texas. Not one of his best, but still an enjoyable read. This plot was a bit over ... Read full review

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User Review  - gogglemiss - LibraryThing

Love Jack Reacher. Another tense thriller, this time deep in the heart of Texas, where it was hot, hot, hot and Reacher with the help of a gay lawyer does his utmost to clear an abused wife and mother of shooting her husband. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every twenty seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world, and are published in over one hundred territories. He is the recipient of many prizes, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction.

Jack Reacher, the first Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise, was based on the novel One Shot, and the second is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Night School is Lee Child's twenty-first Reacher thriller.

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