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Deep Down

Lee Child

Deep Down
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Description

Early in his military career, Jack Reacher is ordered undercover in Washington, to discover which one of four women, all staff officers on fast track careers, is leaking secrets.

The suggested method: get close to each in turn.

The obvious problem: the most receptive will be the guilty one, with an agenda of her own ... to kill the investigation - and the investigator.

Reviewed on 26th September 2012

Deep Down is a short Jack Reacher story released in the build-up to the publication of A Wanted Man, much as Second Son was before The Affair. It tells a tale from Reacher's early career in the US army's military police, where he is sent undercover on home turf.

It's an entertaining half hour's read, but doesn't grip the reader's interest in the same way that Second Son's focus on Reacher as a child had, and is twenty percent shorter. In fact I was quite disappointed to find that only 75% of the ebook was the story and the remaining quarter a preview of A Wanted Man.

Worth a read perhaps if you are a big Reacher fan in need of a quick fix, but not really relevant to the character's development or longer term story arc.

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