Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel [Hardcover]

I've finished "A Wanted Man" the 17th book in his Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

Product Description

Reacher is back! A Wanted Man is a new masterpiece of suspense — from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child.

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia.

An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there.

All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat — to both sides at once.

In Lee Child’s white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of seventeen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose, as well as the short stories “Second Son” and “Deep Down.” His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in more than forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next thriller, Never Go Back.

Product Details
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; First Edition edition (September 11, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385344333
ISBN-13: 978-0385344333

My Review:

A murder has taken place in middle of nowhere and the police already have a description of the car the two killers were seen driving off in.  The killers believe a third man in the car would help them get past the police road blocks.  They spot a hitchhiker on the road but unfortunately it's Jack Reacher who wants a ride out of Nebraska to Virginia.  As they get further away Reacher realizes there is something more about the people inside the car.  Back at the crime scene various agencies have gathered with different levels of skills and agendas with a female FBI agent as the key player (she's a female version of Reacher).

Finally the agents catch up with Reacher who was abandoned and when another murder takes place which gives them a clue to the killers.  Reacher teams up with a two female FBI agents to bring down the baddies with fatal results. We learn the reason who and why the first murder took place as Reacher closes on the killers.

The car scenes were very intense and suspenseful.


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