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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 KaveneyReview:
'Child has a razor-sharp style and crafted seven perfect thrillers ... Think Die Hard without the smirk.' -- Playboy
'Jack Reacher is a seriously tough but unbendingly moral loner, a taciturn modern-day Galahad who attracts violence like a magnet ... violent and exciting.' -- Irish Independent
'One of the best writers in this genre ... His hero, Jack Reacher, is in top form.' -- The Sunday Telegraph
'Reacher has no doubts about his objective: to rid the world of the bad guys. And nobody does it better.' -- The Sunday Telegraph
'The seventh novel in the best-selling Jack Reacher series. PERSUADER is another gripping thriller.' -- OK! Magazine
'Unputdownable ... irrepressible characters, all-absorbing plots ... it's ass-kicking crime writing at its most thrilling, uncompromising best.' -- Daily Record
'Very tense ... real urgency ... a scrupulously structured thriller ... a thrilling and reputable read.' -- Literary Review
'Will grip readers from the first page and will further cement Lee Child's reputation as a world-class thriller writer.' -- Crime Time
'With a huge body count, PERSUADER is ballsy, dynamic and not for the faint-hearted.' -- Daily Mirror
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