Persuader by Lee Child - Shastrix Books

Persuader
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Persuader

Lee Child

ISBN: 9780857500106

Description

Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past. When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?

Reviewed on 15th April 2011

This book returns to a more classic Jack Reacher set-up of a lone man against evil. Following a chance meeting with a man he had killed ten years earlier, Reacher teams up with the DEA to set things right.

I'd like to start by pointing out how awful the blurb is on this book. It's as if it were written by someone who had only bothered to read the first chapter, which means it bares no relation to the rest of the story. The contents of the book however are as excellent as I've come to expect. We get a graphic and action-packed tale that explores some of Reacher's back-story and builds his character.

The cast of characters are well constructed, each with their own memorable traits, and they fit well the developing mystery. My only concern would be that one of the developments was too obvious and Reacher took too long to work it out - made more frustrating with the narrative being in the first-person such that Reacher had all the same information as the reader.

I found this to be an entertaining read that kept me turning pages. I'd probably go as far to say it's the best in the series that I've read so far, and I'm looking forward to reading more.

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