Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Books: Persuader

Jack Reacher is caught in the crossfire of a kidnap. Reacher intervenes just in time to thwart the kidnap attempt when he sees an young man is being abducted after his bodyguards are killed. While saving the young man, Reacher accidentally kills a cop. Now, Reacher is on the run with the young man. The young man offers to help as his dad is a very influential person.

Lee Child opens his new novel violently. The reader is shaken a bit at the onset as Reacher becomes a fugitive from the law. Why is Reacher doing this? We all know there are no chance events in Reacher's life. This makes us wait for the suspense to unfold. The suspense has a lot to do with Reacher's past life. Lee Child follows an unpredictable path in choosing the narrative. All of a sudden, Lee Child has switched to the first person narrative he left behind after Killing Floor. The intertwining of the past events and present day events through this narrative makes it an interesting read. But like with all Reacher novels, you can predict the motives by the middle of the book although there are some surprises.

Strictly for Reacher fans and others who is looking for an easy read.

The other books in the series are.
Killing Floor
Die Trying
Tripwire
Running Blind
Echo Burning
Without Fail

Tags: Books,Lee Child,Jack Reacher



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4 comments:

  1. Is this the same Reacher on whom a movie recently released starring Tom Cruise?

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    1. Yes, it is the same Reacher. In fact, the movie was inspired by the 8th book in the series named "One Shot". It was the hype related to the movie that made me take up this series. :)

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