Tripwire: (Jack Reacher 3)

Author:   Lee Child ,  Jeff Harding
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   3
ISBN:  

9780553811858


Pages:   576
Publication Date:   01 February 2000
Format:   Paperback
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Digging swimming pools by hand in Key West, Florida, Jack Reacher is as tanned and as fit as he's ever been. A local girl says he looks like a condom filled with walnuts.Being invisible has become a habit. He doesn't want to be found. So when a private detective comes nosing around and asking questions, Reacher is not pleased. Especially when he later finds the guy dead. With his fingertips sliced off. Why was he so determined to find him? What does the vicious Wall Street honcho Hook Hobie have to do with it? And what about the reappearance of a woman from Reacher's own troubled past? Tripwire is a taut, nailbiting adventure which once again stars Lee Child's irresistible hero, the maverick former military policeman Jack Reacher.

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Author:   Lee Child ,  Jeff Harding
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint:   Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   3
Dimensions:   Width: 11.00cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.302kg
ISBN:  

9780553811858


ISBN 10:   0553811851
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   01 February 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Good thrillers exist in a class of their own. The point of such a book is total escape and Tripwire fills the bill... includes a bang-up finale which makes the reader sit back and gasp with both wonder and understanding. * Denver Post * Establishes Child in the premier division.. Taut, with more than a touch of sweet romance, this is dangerously compulsive, so be warned - don't start it at bedtime or you'll be up all night. * Manchester Evening News * A slickly effective thriller which confirms Child's ability to keep the reader guessing - and sweating. * The Times * A fast-moving, violent and gripping mystery with a very bad baddie, and a tough, pragmatic hero in Jack Reacher. * Daily Telegraph * Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire. It's a tightly-drawn and swift thriller that gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be. * Michael Connelly *


Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire. It's a tightly-drawn and swift thriller that gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be. * Michael Connelly * A fast-moving, violent and gripping mystery with a very bad baddie, and a tough, pragmatic hero in Jack Reacher. * Daily Telegraph * A slickly effective thriller which confirms Child's ability to keep the reader guessing - and sweating. * The Times * Establishes Child in the premier division.. Taut, with more than a touch of sweet romance, this is dangerously compulsive, so be warned - don't start it at bedtime or you'll be up all night. * Manchester Evening News * Good thrillers exist in a class of their own. The point of such a book is total escape and Tripwire fills the bill... includes a bang-up finale which makes the reader sit back and gasp with both wonder and understanding. * Denver Post *


A good guy outsmarts a venomous viper, outguns a gazillion villains - and falls in love with a nice gal. Continuing at loose ends after being separated from the Army (the peace dividend, you know), former MP Major Jack Reacher (Die Trying, 1998, etc.) is down in Key West rather enjoying irresponsibility - until a private investigator shows up looking for him. The following day the p.i. turns up dead, fingertips sliced off for the purpose of preserving his incognito. Something nefarious is going on here, Reacher concludes, stirred by a burst of the old action-hero adrenaline. All he knows for sure, however, is that the detective was hired by a Ms. Jacob. Pause for a deductive leap or two, then on to New York to track down the mysterious Ms. Jacob. But what's in a name? It soon develops that Ms. J isn't mysterious at all. In fact, she's an old friend. Before she was married, the Ms. J., now divorced, was a J already - Jodie Garber, daughter of General Garber, Reacher's erstwhile commanding officer and mentor. Reacher last saw her when she was 15 and in the throes of a violent crush on him. Now she's 30, and as gorgeous as you might have guessed. Among other things, she needs Reacher to finish a task begun by her recently deceased father. Reacher accepts the mission, of course, and is immediately in confrontation with a sadistic demon, obligatorily brilliant, whose intricate scam has roots in Vietnam and whose pleasure in killing and maiming is unconfined. But love (for Jodie) has not blunted Reacher's martial capabilities, and from a climactic one-on-one with Hook (the sadistic demon) Hobie, he emerges scathed but triumphant. Unabashedly mindless but fun: Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them. (Kirkus Reviews)


Child's regular protagonist, ex-military policeman Jack Reacher, is living an unusually quiet life in Florida's Key West. When a private detective starts asking questions about him then turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher realizes it is time to move on. Soon he is up to his neck in lethal trouble (as in Child's excellent thrillers Die Trying and Killing Floor) involving a vicious Wall Street manipulator, a mysterious woman and the livelihood of a whole community. The author prides himself that, as an Englishman, he writes American thrillers which are utterly convincing in milieu and toughness of action, without a trace of English sensibility. This novel is no exception. (Kirkus UK)


Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire. It's a tightly-drawn and swift thriller that gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be. * Michael Connelly * A fast-moving, violent and gripping mystery with a very bad baddie, and a tough, pragmatic hero in Jack Reacher. * Daily Telegraph * A slickly effective thriller which confirms Child's ability to keep the reader guessing - and sweating. * The Times * Establishes Child in the premier division.. Taut, with more than a touch of sweet romance, this is dangerously compulsive, so be warned - don't start it at bedtime or you'll be up all night. * Manchester Evening News * Good thrillers exist in a class of their own. The point of such a book is total escape and Tripwire fills the bill... includes a bang-up finale which makes the reader sit back and gasp with both wonder and understanding. * Denver Post *


Author Information

LEE CHILD is a #1 bestselling author worldwide. His debut novel, Killing Floor, won two awards for best first mystery and was nominated for two more. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have been sold in ninety-five countries. The movie franchise stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Child, a native of England, is a former television director. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next Jack Reacher thriller.

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