The Affair

The Affair

A Jack Reacher Novel

Paperback - 2012
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Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.

Reacher is ordered undercover to find out everything he can and then to vanish. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust each other, they reluctantly join forces. Finding unexpected layers to the case, Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission--and turn him into a man to be feared.

Don't miss Lee Child's short story "Second Son" and a sneak peek of his new novel, A Wanted Man, in the back of the book.

Publisher: New York : Dell, 2012.
Edition: Dell mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780440246305
044024630X
Characteristics: 590 p. ; 20 cm.

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rwoolley
Jul 09, 2017

Another enjoyable Jack Reacher book!
Lee Child's Reacher books make me want make me keen to read his autobiography. Where did he collect all of his military background knowledge, his knowledge of weapons and of brawling techniques? How can a Brit write so confidently about the US and an american character?

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funkycanuck
Aug 02, 2016

As always, a fantastic book from Lee Child in the Jack Reacher series. This story grabbed me from the second page and wouldn't let me go. Must read!

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mollyd00ker
Dec 10, 2015

Okay already....After reading this I've decided I'll join the fanclub. Reacher really is, without doubt, a total heart throb badass.

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JackPurcell
Jun 03, 2015

The story of how Jack Reacher came to be a derelict ex-Army guy beleaguered by his past and constantly getting pulled back into it for another round of mayhem. A fun, fast moving read with all the usual suspects doing all the usual things a person finds in a Lee Child / Jack Reacher novel.

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writermala
Jun 18, 2014

This book is standard "Reacher" stuff - with one twist. All the books I've read are after Reacher is "retired" from the Military Police of the army. In this one he still has rank. It is as exciting as one can expect and the conclusion is satisfying.
I read this as an eBook and it had a bonus - a short story called "Second Son," which was great as it talked of Jack Reacher as a teenager.

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barbstoll
Mar 05, 2014

This was another great read. Love the series! Lee child is amazing, fast paced, great dialogue, good cast, and believable characters! But Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. OMG! Stop the madness! Think I will stick with the books!

thebeadedlady Dec 27, 2013

Love these Reacher prequels-it's interesting to see what he was like during his time in the army, though I have to wonder how on earth he managed to last in the army as long as he did!

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CovertOne
Nov 05, 2013

First person form, Jack Reacher doing his dynamic style. Lee Child is one of the most amazing story tellers there has ever been.

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rahmmie
Mar 31, 2013

I like Jack Reacher novels because it's not about whether the hero will survive but how many people will be dead or maimed by the end of the book. Typical Child, entertaining, a bit of sleuthing, and some sexual tension thrown in for good measure.

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robhoey
Jan 29, 2013

Hardboiled detective with a powerful plot--Lee Child always seems to knock it out of the park

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lmarcel
Mar 02, 2012

Good start but fizzles at the end with rediculous plot.

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