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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.
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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Comments about Tripwire:
This book grabs you straight away, very easy to get into. Main character interesting; as this was my first time reading Lee Child I had not encountered Jack Reacher before. I am looking forward to reading more of these books
Comments about Tripwire:
I did not expect the villain to turn out the way he did and who it turned out to be, totally unexpected in a good way.
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)
Series: Jack Reacher
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: March 2000
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 10.6 x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.26