The Affair

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Bantam Press, 2011 - Military bases - 427 pages
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March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Carter Crossing, Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy– or is he a soldier?

Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former US Marine – and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer?

The adrenaline-pumping, high-voltage action inThe Affairis set just six months before the opening ofKilling Floor, and it marks a turning point in Reacher's career.If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him? Is this his last case in uniform?

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

One of Child's best, as he is sent to monitor an investigation looking into the death of a woman in a small Mississippi town. The prime suspect may be one of the elite Rangers at a nearby base. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - jamespurcell - LibraryThing

One of Child's best, as Reacher is sent to monitor the investigation of a murder that might be connected to a U S. Ranger base.Lots of political machinations occur when the prime suspect turns out to ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant, who was born in Coventry, England on October 29, 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 because of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012, the first Jack Reacher film was released starring Tom Cruise.

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