The Enemy: A Reacher Novel

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The Enemy: A Reacher Novel

Format:  Paperback,

464 pages

Publisher: Random House

Publish Date: May 2009

ISBN-13: 9780440245995

ISBN-10: 0440245990

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Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is one case that changes everything. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.
New Year's Day, 1990. In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Reacher has his orders: ""Control the situation. Within hours the general's wife is murdered. Then the dominoes really start to fall.
Somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Reacher is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have. But Reacher won't quit. He's fighting a new kind of war-against an enemy he didn't know he had. And against a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

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Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: May 2009
ISBN-13: 9780440245995
ISBN-10: 0440245990
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 464
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 7.5 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Child, Lee

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in Coventry, England in 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 as a result of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012 the first motion picture feature of Jack Reacher was released staring Tom Cruise.

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Review by Library Journal (2004-03-01)

Child's growing legion of fans-eager to see what ex-military policeman Reacher (Persuader) will do next in the superlative suspense series-may be disappointed to find this eighth entry a prequel. But any letdown should be short-lived; Child is in fine form here, adding dimension to his protagonist that serves the series well. It is late 1989, and Reacher, then a 29-year-old special unit MP major, is suddenly transferred from Panama to a North Carolina base; he soon finds he's one of a score of such transfers.

When a general en route to a conference dies in embarrassing circumstances at a nearby seedy motel, his wife is killed hours later, and two other murders follow, Reacher is on the move, seeking suspects and the missing conference agenda, which seems to be the key. Meanwhile, the Berlin Wall has just fallen, in tra service power struggles loom, fear of army force reduction is growing, and Reacher's mother, who hid a valiant background from her two sons, is dying of cancer in Paris.

Reacher's family and the geopolitical backdrop add particular interest to the military setting; although it strains credulity to see suffer-no-fools loner Reacher in the army-insubordinate, operating independently, and taking justice into his own hands-Child's trademark smart story lines, crisp prose, and nonstop action with a slam-bang finish make this essential for popular fiction collections.

[Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/04.] - Michele Leber, Arlington, VA

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is one case that changes everything. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

New Year’s Day, 1990. In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

Somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Reacher is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have. But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war–against an enemy he didn’t know he had. And against a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5★ by 4reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great story line As a former Military Policeman I like the Jack Reacher series. This was an earlier book when Reacher was active military and gives an in depth look at his history. You'll enjoy it. 11/08/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by This is great Another wonderfully wrote book by Lee Child. I am glad that I had a look into Reachers past. I can not even explain in detail how great this and all of the Reacher Series are. Again another must read. 08/22/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Another great book. If you have not read Lee Child then you are missing some "Jack Reacher"! 03/02/2014
Rated 1 out of 5★ by Don't know haven't read it yet! I like Lee Child's books, but I have not had time to read this yet. As far as getting this delivery it was the most sloppiest I have ever experienced. Problems from the first delivery as it was stuck in St Paul MN then finally got, but also go replacement which was supposed to be cancelled. The prices were good for the paperback books, but I would not recommend using Walmart for something like this. I was a terrible experience. 07/13/2014
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