Child, Lee Persuader (Jack Reacher)

ISBN 13: 9780007164264

Persuader (Jack Reacher)

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9780007164264: Persuader (Jack Reacher)

Re-issue of Jack Reacher’s latest adventure to tie-in with publication of the paperback.

Never forgive, never forget. That’s Jack Reacher’s standard operating procedure. And Francis Xavier Quinn was the worst guy he had ever met. He had done truly unforgivable things. So Reacher was glad to know he was dead. Until the day he saw him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston’s Symphony Hall.

Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal attempt to kidnap a terrified young student on a New England campus, he takes the law into his own hands. That’s his way, after all. Only this time, a cop dies, and Reacher doesn’t stick around to explain. Has he lost his sense of right and wrong? Just because this time, it’s personal?

So begins Lee Child’s seventh novel. Another heartstopping page-turner, it brings back Child’s much-loved hero, Jack Reacher, at his pragmatic and uncompromising best.

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Breakneck in its pace, uncompromising in its narrative ruthlessness, Persuader is typical of Lee Child's Jack Reacher adventures. After a first chapter that misdirects the reader quite staggeringly, ex-army freelance adventurer Reacher is apparently on the run. As always with Child and Reacher, what we see at first is only a small part of the complex plotting lying underneath. Reacher has his own reasons for taking on this case, reasons that are very personal and go back a decade. Being Reacher, tough with a heart of gold, his emotions--his liking for a drug dealer's wife and son, his more than professional interest in the DEA officer investigating them, his dislike of steroid-crazed thug Paulie--soon complicate his objectives. Childs is endlessly reliable on gadgets--the miniaturised e-mail senders, the big guns--and on action sequences--various fights and a swim in a riptide; he also makes us believe in complex emotions and deeper feelings than a love of violence. This is not one of the best of the Reacher books--it has too many flashbacks and a shadowy villain--but like all of them it is an action thriller for intelligent readers. -- Roz Kaveney


"Ballsy, dynamic and not for the faint-hearted" ( Daily Mirror)

"The blend of dialogue, atmosphere, action and plot will grip readers from the first page and further cement Lee Child's reputation as a world-class thriller writer...This is everything a thriller should be" ( Crimetime)

"One of the best writers in this genre...Reacher is in top form" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Scrupulously structured...A thrilling and reputable read" ( Literary Review)

"The seventh novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series. PERSUADER is another gripping thriller" ( OK! Magazine)

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