Tripwire by Lee Child

>> Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Finally!! Between Holiday stuff and Baby Afghan finishing it seems like I’ve been reading at a snails pace the past week or so, but I’ve finally managed to get started and finish my first book for The From the Stacks Challenge sponsored by Overdue Books.
Tripwire by Lee Child

This is third book in Child’s Jack Reacher series. The hero is an ex- military policeman trying to live his life contentedly as a drifter. As it opens, Reacher is living in Key West, hand digging swimming pools by day and working as a bouncer at a strip club by night. A New York private detective shows up looking for him, but Reacher lies and claims to be someone else. By the next day, two unknown thugs are also looking for Reacher and the private detective is dead. This prompts Jack to head to New York to find out who is looking for him and why. A beautiful woman from his past and a villain who is as evil as they come are both part of the answer. Jack is a great character, a charming drifter who uses his military background to protect the good guys and see that the bad guys get what’s coming to them. He’s larger than life, but flawed as any good hero should be. It’s a tension filled thriller and I look forward to continuing with this series.

4 comments:

Booklogged 11/30/2006 5:05 PM  

I don't know whether I should thank you or not for this big nudge to add this series to my already toppling pile. The do sound delicious for a winter read, though.

SuziQoregon 12/01/2006 6:07 PM  

Booklogged - Both my Husband I really enjoy this series. I think Joy read the first one and gave it a decent rating too.

Bookfool 12/01/2006 7:03 PM  

I'm afraid of Lee Child. His books sound a little too violent for me, although one day I'll probably give him (?) a try. Love the new banner . . . it's so soothing!

SuziQoregon 12/01/2006 7:07 PM  

Bookfool - they are a bit brutal and not for everyone.

Glad you like the new banner - I've been playing with my template. Still not completely happy with how it looks, but I needed a change. That picture is part of a picture I took last spring on a weekend trip to the Oregon coast.

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