Friday, February 17, 2012

The Affair: A Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher) [Hardcover]

I've finished "The Affair" the 16th book in his Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

Product Description

Everything starts somewhere. . . . For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup.

A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.

Reacher is ordered undercover — to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control.

Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice — and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust one another, Reacher and Deveraux reluctantly join forces.  Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission, and turn him into a man to be feared.

About the Author

LEE CHILD is the author of sixteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Nothing to Lose, and Bad Luck and Trouble. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and the Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in more than fifty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City.

Product Details
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; 1ST edition (September 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385344325
ISBN-13: 978-0385344326

My Review:

In 1997 the Army is sending Rangers out of the Fort Kelham military base near Carter Crossing, Mississippi s during a covert action in Kosovo. The mission is hush hush but the people know something is going on because they see Rangers coming in and out of the local bars and stores. Then a horrifying murder of a woman is found with her throat slit, drained of blood, and then posed in an alley as if she bled out there.

The Army believes someone on the military base maybe responsible so they send an investigator to the base to investigate on the inside and also send Reacher undercover to observe and monitor the investigation.

When he reaches Carter Crossing Elizabeth Devereaux the gorgeous police chief makes him out as a military person - since she was a Marine herself, orders him to leave and leave the investigation to her.  When Reacher finds some key details she missed they decide to work together.  She is also trying to solve the murder of two other women who as Reacher digs deeper he realizes they are connected to a conspiracy within the Army.

This book is very fast paced, well written with a great storyline and Reacher is at his best!

I really like how Reacher and Elizabeth worked well together in and out of bed.  I thought the sex scenes were very hilarious in this book - a train is going by very close and everything in the room is moving and bumping or the one outside during the train going by.


Other books in series:

1.  Killing Floor 
2.  Die Trying 
3.  Tripwire 
4.  Running Blind

5.  Echo Burning
6.  Without Fail 
7.  Persuader 
8.  The Enemy 
9.  One Shot 
10. The Hard Way 
11. Bad Luck and Trouble 
12. Nothing To Lose 
13. Gone Tomorrow 
14. 61 Hours 
15. Worth Dying For 

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