The Affair by Lee Child

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The Affair by Lee Child

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 15, 2011 – Child s compelling 16th thriller featuring incorruptible vigilante Jack Reacher (after Worth Dying For) rewinds the clock to 1997 when Reacher was still a military cop and working on the case that led to his eventual break with the Army. Reacher must figure out whether the shocking murder of 27-year-old Janice May Chapman in Carter Crossing, Miss., has any connection with nearby Fort Kelham, where Army Rangers are trained. Reacher soon learns that two other women had their throats slit in the same way as Chapman, and the leading suspect is a Fort Kelham captain, whose father is a U.S. senator and diehard Army supporter. Reacher knows all too well the case has political trouble written all over it and he and his Army bosses quickly butt heads over how it should be handled. Readers expecting new insight or details into Reacher s background will be disappointed, but they ll find all the elements solid action, wry humor, smart dialogue that have made this series so popular.

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The Affair

Excellent!!!!

The Affair

Not his best work. Could be improved by eliminating half the words. Still a good read and I look forward to the next Reacher novel.

Loved It!

Like any good prequel, there are parts you will enjoy infinitely more if you've read the rest of the series.....but unlike many authors, Child doesn't do it with spoilers....so if you haven't read them you will still want to read them later.

The Affair by Lee Child
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Sep 27, 2011
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 608 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Jack Reacher

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