At the same time, Patty and Shorty are making a trip in their beat up old Honda from Canada to New York City to sell a treasure. The men who run the motel seem very helpful and friendly. Cruise's 3 foot 8 inches. Unbeknownst to them, they are about to enter hell. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. This is Lee Child back on form - and all the more enjoyable for that.
And Reacher isn't even half of either. He also discovers some amazing details about his own genealogy which he takes much more calmly than I think I would. In previous novels we have met Reacher's brother and mother. A situation arises and he deals with it. There are a number of story lines going on in this one and a lot of characters, some good and some really bad - as usual! Maybe he thinks about going to see Waiting for Godot one more time. Well, look at my little rant. He should go left to Portsmith, but the road to the right heads to a town he has never seen, Laconia, New Hampshire.
Reacher is on how way to San Diego but he sees a sign for a town where his father was born. Plenty of action, lots of intrigue. They have a very bad reason for doing so. Honestly, I'm not at all sure how much I'd like Jack Reacher if I met him in person because he doesn't pull any punches, but I'm certain I'd want him on my side in a fight for the same reason. And it is so worth the read! His ramblings take him into New Hampshire this time, not far from his father's childhood home and since he's not expected to be somewhere else and doesn't really have any solid plans other than heading south for the winter, he decides to wander down that pig trail and check out his father's hometown. He decides to take a detour and check out Laconia.
You get the sense of urgency and trepidation; that heightened interest within the thrill of the story. Their car is giving them problems so the hotel owners invite them to stay the night and have them over for dinner. I absolutely love his character. Then things speed up a bit. The most hotly anticipated paperback thriller of the year follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet. Now he wonders: who's lying? He'd love to, but he's got problems of his own not the least of which is getting on the bad side of the folks he runs into when he finally locates the family town.
You would think it would be because the books follow the same pattern but yet each is as readable and enjoyable as the last. Instead you have two puzzles that demand to be solved. I am not giving up on Lee Child's writing though, and I have a couple of his previous book I was so happy to receive this as an advance review copy from NetGalley and the publisher as I had never read a Jack Reacher book until now. Child has written another suspenseful Reacher installment! Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. There was simply no place to stop because I had to find out what would happen next. Liaising with some of the locals, Reacher begins piecing together some of his family history, at least until his father fled to join the Marines at the age of seventeen. One of the best in the series to date! This one 23 and the one that was in the plains of Kansas or Nebraska within a similar evil cabal as locale operating- they were the best.
It looks like all roads lead to Laconia, New Hampshire. Now, Jack is able to peel back the mystery and learn a little more about young Stan, as well as the people he would call grandparents. His way of avoiding unwanted attention. Only for the already-devoted Reacher fans and then. But maybe it's just me.
It gets eerier and eerier for Patty and Shorty what is in that suitcase?? We know his mother was a French woman and her name was Josephine. I've read all the Reacher series and seen all the movies and this was not a Reacher novel. Maybe his dad was really never there. I'm beginning to get gun shy about picking these books until I can read lots of reviews. Reacher sleeps with tough, attractive women, and he bashes up bad guys. At the very same moment, close by, a car breaks down. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the full audiobook Past Tense: Jack Reacher 23 , free at our library.
He'd love to, but he's got problems of his own not the least of which is getting on the bad side of the folks he runs into when he finally locates the family town. . What I have gathered here is that he is one person you do not want on the wrong side of you. This one is so fragmented by the dual point of view presentation that it just moved too s Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine for the digital galley of this novel. A big guy; smart, yet soft spoken in many ways. Cannot wait for the next one.
And that is a nice segue into one of the indications that Lee Child is himself aware of it. Somewhere in Book 4 or 6 perhaps? Random House presents the audiobook edition of Past Tense by Lee Child, read by Jeff Harding. The story begins as Reacher walks and hitchhikes near a remote and tiny town in New Hampshire on his way to wherever else the wind or more accurately, any driver who gives him a l 4. Although this is only my second Reacher novel and its number 23 with a bullet , count me in as a fan. The owner is welcoming, but everything seems a little off.
Jack Reacher: a bare-bones, operational definition of a self. And in this, the 23rd book in the series, he gets plenty of opportunity to practice his considerable skill. It is left for the Reacher part of the book to sustain the load, and it had a rather laconic pace. Bad guys keep getting in the way. Feed Rex and find your bullets. This one is so fragmented by the dual point of view presentation that it just moved too slowly to keep me completely interested. Lee Child is a master at switching from a slow country pace to fast action in a heartbeat! Jack's traipsing around the public records office and the oldest members of the local community is a bore.