Tripwire

Tripwire In Tripwire Child pits ex military policeman Jack Reacher against his most deadly and merciless adversary yet Kirkus Reviews noted that Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them and Booklist called

  • Title: Tripwire
  • Author: Lee Child
  • ISBN: 9780399144677
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In Tripwire, Child pits ex military policeman Jack Reacher against his most deadly and merciless adversary yet Kirkus Reviews noted that Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them and Booklist called Tripwire edgy, exciting reading Jack Reacher washes up in the Florida Keys with his savings running out he spends his days digging pools and his nights as the bouncer inIn Tripwire, Child pits ex military policeman Jack Reacher against his most deadly and merciless adversary yet Kirkus Reviews noted that Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them and Booklist called Tripwire edgy, exciting reading Jack Reacher washes up in the Florida Keys with his savings running out he spends his days digging pools and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club But a private investigator intrudes upon his tropical refuge, seeking Reacher out When he discovers the PI s lifeless beaten body lying in the street, Reacher heads north to determine who is trying to find him and why.Tracing the dead man s trail to New York, Reacher discovers the PI was working for Reacher s former commanding officer, mentor and close friend Leon Garber Reacher teams up with Garber s daughter Jodie, a sharp Wall Street lawyer, to find out why Leon needed Reacher s help and they find themselves embroiled in a life threatening search for the truth and the deeper they dig, the dangerous and twisted their path becomes.In this third novel featuring Jack Reacher, author Lee Child masterfully intertwines the domains of the underworld and the bureaucracy of the U.S Army Reacher and Jodie uncover 30 years of deceit and their love for each other in a thriller that reaches its heart stopping, plot twisting climax on the 88th floor of the World Trade Center.

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    1. This isn't a review, because I just started reading this book, but I couldn't help sharing my irritation.I like Lee Child's storytelling skills, and Jack Reacher is a fun character to read about.Unfortunately, his prose is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Most irritating of all, it's not irredeemably bad, it just needs a good editor. Who is Lee Child's editor? Does he even have one?For instance:"Are you Jack Reacher?" the guy asked for the third time.Reacher set his bottle on the table and shoo [...]

    2. My reading record for Lee Child’s Reacher series hasn’t been stellar – The first book in the series, and the second of the two I had read, was a dreadful regurgitation of genre clichés and one of the worst books I’ve ever read. The other book (#7), which comes later in the series was better – entertaining enough, and if the reader gets past the asshat-clever, narrative tomfoolery, not a bad read.So why continue with the series?The trailer for the second Reacher movie starring Tom Crui [...]

    3. 4.75/5There wasn’t as much action in this book as there was in the previous one, but it was full of suspense which helped move the story right along. The investigation was incredibly intense and thrilling. It kept me wondering and guessing almost up until the end.The author did it to me again! On the one hand, I really wanted to know the truth after being kept in suspense, but on the other hand, I didn’t want to turn the next page because I was too afraid something very bad would happen to t [...]

    4. I'll be honest with youI enjoy reading thriller books but I don't know how to write reviews for them so if you're looking for an extensive analysis of this book I'm sorry to disappoint you.I've read second half of the book in one sitting so it is suffice to say that it was very interesting. Not much action scenes in this one but it was filled with suspense and intriguing investigations with a very well executed plot twist.

    5. I'm reading the Reacher series in order from 1 to whatever and this is my third. Loved #1. Liked #2. Not happy with #3. On the positive side, I read it pretty quickly and was just interested enough in the story that I didn't quit and throw it back on the shelf. That being said, this story was a pale comparison to the first two. I have several criticisms of this book, some major and some minor. On the minor side, the prose was suspect, redundant and often lazy. As some other reviewers have pointe [...]

    6. A more realistic book, in comparison to all the very unrealistic things he does in this series. It's probably because this plot follows more of a crime show storyline of detective work by Reacher and lady vs the previous books he was in situations without all the info or a way to investigate through normal channels. The story starts off with some guys finding Jack in the Florida Keys where he's been living and digging swimming pools. One guy is killed by two other guys and Jack investigates it b [...]

    7. Okay, more like it. I have found myself running hot and cold in the Reacher series. There can be a huge eye roll factor in some of themd there is a bit of that here. Howeveris one is very well constructed and the story pulled me in and wouldn't let go.Okay a bit more detail (as I liked this one). So, what's the eye roll factor?Well, let's look at an example. Reacher has been in Florida when he's drawn into the "mystery" (no spoilers, sorry). He's been making a living hand digging swimming pools. [...]

    8. Meni samom je prilično zanimljivo kako mi je lijepo sjela ova knjiga. Znamo o kakvoj se literaturi radi, skoro pa svemogući junak upada u razne probleme iz kojih se uvijek izvuče manje ili više izbubetan.Genijalan žanr za potpuni odmor na vreloj plaži ili u toploj sobi.Ako je inteligentno napisan, a Childu je već u trećoj knjizi sa Reacherom uspjelo znatno podići nivo pisanja od teme do izvedbe tako da mi je planula u samo tri dana aktivnog čitanja.Ima samo jedan sitan nedostatak, stal [...]

    9. The best Reacher in the series so far, by a fairly long shot. Reacher is drifting (poorly as he's actually holding down two jobs) in the Florida Keys when he's tracked down by a Private Investigator. Denying that he's the main the man is searching for, he turns up dead pretty quickly. Suddenly Reacher (it's always Reacher, apparently, never Jack) decides he needs to track the killers down and get to the bottom of the whole affair - he feels a level of responsibility for the man's death. Before w [...]

    10. Child's book 'Tripwire' is an absolutely amazing read!! It seems each of his Jack Reacher novels is so unique all by itself; every time I read one, I think it can't get any better, and yet it does. Contrary to opinions by others about some of his books, I've loved every single one of them. I have nearly completed reading all that he's written, and that makes me sad because 'Reacher' is my hero.My husband and I also saw the movie 'Jack Reacher' in December and we both enjoyed it.

    11. One of the best jack reacher stories going u get to hear a fair bit about his past the story is fast paced and gets u hooked really early on 5 out of 5 stars

    12. Early Jack Reacher and it has some serious issues.The author is still learning about his character and Jack isn't fully formed. At one stage he begs someone for help. Jack Reacher never begged anybody for anything.Then he lets his girlfriend explain the plot to him. That's not the way it works. She asks questions and Jack explains stuff.Finally, Jack doesn't do the David Banner walk down a lonely road at the end. He always does that.

    13. Reacher, Reacher, he's our man! If he can't do it, NO ONE CAN! Move over James Bond and all you other wannabe heroes, old Reacher is the real deal, and he's got your back.Having spent an inordinate amount of my reading years going back and forth between fluff fiction, non-fiction, thrillers, and history, it was a pleasure to stumble upon Lee Child's "Tripwire." I probably never would have found this series if it were not for all the television hype about the Tom Cruise screen version of Child's [...]

    14. 5.5/10This was a disappointment after the solid 2nd novel "Die Trying". The plot was flat and offered no twists or turns for quite a lengthy book. The characters were standard for this type of genre also; the good guys were properly good at avoiding death at every turn and the bad guys were paint by numbers villains failing to get their man. The main bad guy has a hook, that's about as scary as it gets here.Reacher is dragged across the country trying to help a long lost friend/daughter of his f [...]

    15. "These boots were made for walking"There's two things I've learnt about Jack Reacher;#1 You don't mess with Jack Reacher.#2 You don't mess with Jack Reacher.You'd think the villains would have some kind of handbook warning them not to mess with Jack Reacher. The handbook would go something like this;#1 Jack Reacher#2 Jack Bauer#3 George W Bush#4 The Brother's Grimm#5 The GhostbustersThis is the third book in the Jack Reacher series - Tripwire. There's two reason I'm being optimistic about this s [...]

    16. Another exciting thriller in the Jack Reacher series. Action packed and suspenseful throughout. A guy disappears in Vietnam and is classified as MIA and Reacher becomes involved in an investigation with what really happened to him.

    17. Τον Οκτώβριο του 2015 ήταν η τελευταία φορά που διάβασα βιβλίο του Λι Τσάιλντ με πρωταγωνιστή τον γαμάτο Τζακ Ρίτσερ και η αλήθεια είναι ότι μου έλειψε πάρα πολύ ο άτιμος. Δηλαδή, εντάξει, προσπαθώ να διαβάζω μια στο τόσο βιβλία σειρών που μου αρέσουν πολύ, έτσι ώστε να μην ξεμ [...]

    18. Third in the Jack Reacher thriller series revolving around a retired military policeman, checking out the country and fixing wrongs. The action starts in Key West, Florida, and veers toward the military thriller end of the spectrum.My TakeI do love Child's writing. He grabs me and pulls me immediately into the story. The story's basic concept may be a bit of a cliché, but Child has a lovely way of twisting it into something so much more interesting, especially with a character who understands f [...]

    19. It must be me. There are over 33,000 reviews of this book on GoodReads, and and the average rating is 4.05 stars. This is my third attempt at reading the very popular Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, but I fear that it will be my last. I looked back at my reviews of the first two books in the series, and realize that I have felt this way from the start, but I so wanted to join the fan club of this series that I tried again. Reacher is digging pools in Key West, when strangers show up looking fo [...]

    20. For me, this kind of book is always about plot. The characters are unbelievable, clichéd, and much of the dialogue is laughably dumb. But……….e action, the “mystery,” is completely compelling. I had to finish, I had to get to the center of the mystery, and so I read it in something like three days. Pure entertainment of the shallowest kind. I hang my head in shame. I enjoyed it.I cannot help but compare Jack Reacher to Henning Mankell’s Detective Wallender. I love Wallender because h [...]

    21. Thank you, Lee Child, for redeeming yourself and Jack Reacher in this book! While I'm normally not a fan of anything relating to the Vietnam War, I think this novel flashbacked to it tastefully and it was well-written. Granted, the flashbacks were filled with horrifying deaths and injuries but I'm pretty sure there are people who will confirm that sort of stuff happened all the time there.Child outdid himself with the bad guy this time around. I thoroughly enjoyed how Child make me think about e [...]

    22. আমার পড়া লি চাইল্ড এর প্রথম বই। কাহিনী মোটামুটি ভালো, কিন্তু যেটা আমাকে বিশেষভাবে মুগ্ধ করেছে তাহলো লি চাইল্ড এর লেখার ধরন। সাধারন অবস্থা বা বিষয়ের বর্ণনাও এতো খুঁটিয়ে খুঁটিয়ে বর্ণনা করেছে [...]

    23. I watched another episode of Jack Reacher - I mean read. This one has a master villain whose actions can almost be predicted. He is deformed and sadistic and there is an identity issue related to him that can be seen through from a distance. Also the actions of the villain are more than a little far fetched and his victims, in the book, are very compliant. Reacher ends up with the usual sexy, strong woman and performs feats of derring-do, and hand to hand combat against hired assassins. Not as g [...]

    24. I was looking forward to trying these books--my dad loves them and when this really nice gentleman at my work brought me a bag of books with this one in it it seemed like a good enough impetus to try one. Unfortunately, it didn't really work out. This was horribly bloated by about 200 pages or maybe 45% of its total length. When stuff was happening I was certainly enjoying myself, but then you have like 20 pages of fucking CLOTHES SHOPPING! This may be entertaining for others, but I've owned the [...]

    25. Another awesome kick-ass Reacher tale!In Tripwire, we find Drifter, and Ex-Military Policeman Jack Reacher in Florida, Key West, doing two jobs for money, cleaning public swimming pools, and working as a bouncer in a Strip Bar, when he is approached by a Private Investigator who has been searching for him. But not long after the PI's arrival, he is found brutally murdered. Now with not many leads to go on, Reacher retraces his trail back to New York City, to find out who sent him and why, only t [...]

    26. My expectations for this type of a book are different than for some others. Given that, the book was fine, and about what you’d expect. However, having read the previous two books in the Jack Reacher series, I was a little disappointed in this one. I go into a book like this willing to overlook some inconsistencies and irregularities, but even in that context, there were a few crucial plot points that I just couldn’t accept. First, I just don’t see that Hobie would ever have let Sheryl go [...]

    27. I have read or listened to several of the Reacher series, but it struck me while listening to this, the third in the series, that Jack Reacher is an extremely boring person who lives a prosaic, boring life. He seems to have no interests, no love of music or books, or hobbies. He suffers from terminal pseudo-guilt that inevitably gets him sticking his nose into situations fraught with potential violence. One character in this book described him as looking like a “condom overstuffed with walnuts [...]

    28. This book made me second guess every time. Throughout the majority of the Tripwire I was adamant that Hobie wasn't actually Victor Hobie until Reacher and Jodie went to Hawaii. It turned out I was right in the first place and should stick to my gut instinct like Reacher does. The whole book was very tense with the inclusion of the hostages point of view and this antagonist is probably the cruelest I've ever read about. Picking a number which correlates to how many hours you'll live! I'm just gla [...]

    29. Ok, so despite all the advice and my own thoughts , I went ahead and read another Jack Reacher, so that's 3 in just over 2 weeks. Did I find it boring and/or formulaic as I worried I might ? No, in fact I actually enjoyed this one the most of the 3 so far. A good story well written. Bring on the next, but maybe in a few weeks eh ???

    30. Tripwire is one of the more interesting of the Reacher thrillers. There are several reasons for this - all having to do with Reacher's history and character. In this story his history goes back to active duty in the army, his former CO Leon Garber, and his daughter who enchanted Reacher for no reason other than her mere luminous existence (so it goes in matters romantic). She was strictly off-limits - not because daddy was his CO, but because she was fifteen. Flash forward a decade-and-a-half. G [...]

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