The Affair

The Affair

A Reacher Novel

eBook - 2011
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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 “Not a Drill” and an excerpt of his novel, Make Me, in the back of the book.

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Carter Crossing, Mississippi. 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup. 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, to control the local police, and then to vanish.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780440339359
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Dec 13, 2018

This is the diamond standard in story-telling as Lee Child delivers a can't put down thriller written in the first person no less - a task he performs with sublime brilliance unlike any plodding first-person narrative in Michael Connelly's Lincoln Lawyer series. Child deals with issues of morality as his characters must do either what is right or expedient - hence the true heroism of Jack Reacher is manifest.

Nov 10, 2018

Book #3 chronologically:

May 26, 2018

I like the Reacher books though I thought the part in the Pentagon wasn't very believable.

On to the next book from the author.

Jan 10, 2018

More on the history of Reacher and how he came to be the wanderer. Good story up to the finale when it sort of went off the tracks (sic). Innovative way to cover up a murder but never involve others in your crime-first rule of a survivor.

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?

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!

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.

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.

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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Mar 02, 2012

Good start but fizzles at the end with rediculous plot.

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