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A Wanted Man

Child, Lee (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A Wanted Man

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Hitching a ride to Virginia in a car with three strangers, Jack Reacher finds himself unwittingly involved in a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat.
Authors: Child, Lee
Title: A wanted man
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 405 p. ;,24 cm.
Summary: Hitching a ride to Virginia in a car with three strangers, Jack Reacher finds himself unwittingly involved in a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat.
ISBN: 0385344333
Statement of Responsibility: Lee Child
Subject Headings: Criminals Fiction. Conspiracies Fiction. Murder Investigation Fiction. Hitchhiking Fiction. Private investigators Fiction. Ex-police officers Fiction. Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Criminals
Private investigators
Ex-police officers
Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2012018420
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We love the knight-errant, Clint Eastwood-like Jack Reacher. This is Lee Child's 17th JR bk, & there is definitely not enough action. The conclusion was slightly anti-climatic. Some of the descriptions, once like bastard Hemingway, need to be cut. I like how some of the female characters can handle a gun.

Jul 11, 2013
  • 22950006357453 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

jack is much more interesting when hes written in the 3rd person

I am a huge fan of Lee Child. I have read all the Jack Reacher's books.
I absolutely like the character and can't wait to read the next adventure.

Unfortunately, this book was my least favourite. I just could not get into it.

Apr 07, 2013
  • Eil_1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent book. Just like all Jack Reacher novels, there is no lack of suspense or action. Not cluttered with romantic issues nor unnecessary pages of descriptions. Aside from the above, the plot was difficult for me to follow - what was going on?, what was the end objective? Somewhat confusing despite the overall action.

Apr 07, 2013
  • bipr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Even a disappointing Reacher book is worth reading. My least favorite of the series, starts out interesting and kind of loses its way...

Mar 29, 2013
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Excellent first part: full of suspense and mystery, wonderfully witty dialogue.The novel's last part took an abrupt change of direction.Like two different books in one.

Mar 29, 2013
  • pjberry rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Enjoyed this book a great deal. I agree with the other comments that the story falls apart a bit in the second half, but the page turning style of Lee Child definitely makes up for it.

Feb 27, 2013
  • beatrice6368 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

My least favorite of the series. Didn't have the 'must turn the page' pacing of other Reacher novels. Skimmed the last half.

Feb 24, 2013
  • toby65 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not Child's best, but Jack Reacher is always kind of fun

First half gets you interested. Some dragged out parts.The climax is a typical Reacher climax but the end result wasn't the best. Almost confusing at some moments and boring. Lee Child has written better...

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Jul 11, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lee Child threw in a some math trivia as reciprocal of 81 is 0.01234567890123456789 *** ;

"Tell me how you talk for a minute without using the letter A." ... "Easy. Just start counting one two three four ... "

."***Author might have intentionally erred for effect. Actual is 0.012345679012345679, (no 8 in the string) but interesting enough.


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