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The Visitor (also published as 'Running Blind') : Jack Reacher Series : Book 4 - Lee Child

The Visitor (also published as 'Running Blind')

Jack Reacher Series : Book 4

By: Lee Child

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Published: 4th September 2008
Format: ePUB
$14.40

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Also published as 'Running Blind'

LEE CHILD has answered the Booktopia Book Guru’s Ten Terrifying Questions. Click here to read LEE’s answers… Please note: this title has also been published as 'Running Blind'.

Book Description

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook had a lot in common. Both high flying army women, both victims of sexual harassment, they left the army under dubious circumstances. Both are now dead, their bodies discovered, unmarked and unscarred, in their own homes.

Jack Reacher, former US military policeman, loner and drifter, knew them both. Psychological profiling points to a smart guy, solitary, army, someone who knew both of his victims. The perfect psychological match, Reacher is arrested by an ambitious FBI Special Agent, Julia Lamarr.

But when the body of another woman, Sergeant Lorraine Stanley, is discovered, killed with similar precision, Reacher is released. Everyone fears there is a serial killer on the loose. But the FBI have strong persuasive powers, and before long Reacher finds himself heavily involved in the murder investigation.

What have these women got in common and why is someone out to do them harm?In this magnificent, utterly ingenious thriller, Reacher once again saves the day, proving that he is a unique hero, capable of holding his own in any situation, and "The Visitor" confirms that Lee Child is more than capable of challenging the established names currently writing in this genre.

About the Author

LEE CHILD is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award, and his second, Die Trying, won W H Smith's Thumping Good Read Award.

He lives just outside New York City, with his American wife, Jane. They have a grown-up daughter, Ruth, and a small dog called Jenny. Lee fills his spare time with music, reading, and the New York Yankees. All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former US military cop and maverick drifter, and all have been bestsellers. He likes to travel, for vacations, but especially on promotion tours so he can meet his readers, to whom he is eternally grateful.

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The Visitor
 
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  • Page turner (3)
  • Suspenseful (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    4.0

    The Visitor title better reflects book

    By Perc

    from Jerrabomberra

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    Pros

    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

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      • Older Readers
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      Comments about The Visitor:

      very well researched

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By PSJ

      from Sydney, AU

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

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        • Older Readers
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        Comments about The Visitor:

        I enjoy Jack Reacher and Lee Child so much that I am starting my own library.

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        5.0

        A compelling read.

        By Maz

        from Perth

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings

        Cons

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        Comments about The Visitor:

        Normally I would have an idea of the ending. But this one truely caught me unawares.
        A great way to wind down at days end.

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        5.0

        Great Book - Great Series

        By Katie

        from Gold Coast Wld

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

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          Comments about The Visitor:

          I had never read a Lee Child book until someone gave me one about six months ago- now I can't book them down.
          However although each book is a complete story it is better to commence reading from the 1st book in the series - in order to understand where the main character is coming from.

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          Within a relatively short space of time, Child has gleaned the kind of recognition for his tautly written thrillers that is the envy of other practitioners. Child's previous thriller, the assured Die Trying won the W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award, and this latest thriller, featuring his tough and likeable protagonist Jack Reacher, is another powerful entry. With more casual panache than in even the previous Reacher adventures, Child dispatches a cannily written narrative which has his protagonist in mortal danger by chapter two. Two high-flying army career women are found dead in their houses, naked in baths filled with army camouflage paint. Both are known by Reacher and both have been victims of sexual harassment by their superiors, and forced to resign from the service. But can Reacher work with the spiky agent Blake, who is in charge of the case? As before, the English author shows a consummate grasp of America idioms (something Child takes great pride in) and his tale will ensure that many a train stop is missed. (Kirkus UK)

          ISBN: 9780553811889
          ISBN-10: 0553811886
          Series: Jack Reacher
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 501
          Published: April 2001
          Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 10.8  x 3.2
          Weight (kg): 0.25

          Lee Child

          Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theatre he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker.

          But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new instalment.

          Lee has three homes - an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever air-plane cabin he happens to be in while travelling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

          Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

          To read Lee’s revealing answers to the Booktopia Book Guru’s TEN TERRIFYING QUESTIONS…and to leave a comment - CLICK HERE

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