Un ex soldato, Jack Reacher, capita per puro caso in una piccola città della Georgia, Margrave. Ma non fa neppure in tempo a scendere dall'autobus che viene arrestato e messo in galera. Motivo? Un misterioso e inspiegabile omicidio per cui Reacher pare l'unico indiziato: infatti lui è lo straniero, il corpo estraneo sul quale è sin troppo facile addossare la colpa. Ma Jack non è un uomo che si arrende facilmente. E quando scopre che la vittima è addirittura suo fratello, si decide a passare all'azione. Anche se sa bene di non poter contare su nessuno e di essere entrato in una zona pericolosa.
- ISBN: 8830414603
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 489
This reads like an '80s action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. A big tough ex-military guy drifts into a small town and is sucked into uncovering a vast criminal conspiracy through completely unbelievable coincidences. - Check. Hero has a cool, manly sounding name: Jack Reacher. - Check Hero is q Leggi tutto
This is not the first Jack Reacher book I have read so I did already knew who Jack Reacher is. Lee Child's creation is the modern day Conan. Meaning he is fully clothes, an expert on modern weapons (guns, switchblades, he could probably use a sword but does not yet), as well as unarmed combat. He is Leggi tutto
I could not read this. The prose is terrible. Commas are rare. Periods are abundant. It's hard to read. I got through one chapter. I checked later books. They are the same. I had heard good things. I cannot get past this. I am not exaggerating. It's actually worse than this. These are all sentences. Leggi tutto
Jack Reacher is a walking, talking, 6’5” prescription-strength laxative guaranteed to cause scumbags to soil their skivvies . As hardboiled protagonists go, this guy is loaded with awesome and I was well and truly won over by the end of Lee Child's debut novel. Reacher’s a former military police offi Leggi tutto
On the Flintstones, whenever there was an indoor chase scene, the background in the house never varied, it would be the same window, table, lamp running repeatedly behind the action, and the chase would go on seemingly forever - a veritable cartoon mile/1.6 kilometers. Watching the show as a kid, it Leggi tutto
Are you having a bad day? Do you need an Action Pick-You Up? Do you sometimes wish that the bad guys would get exactly what they deserve?Then I have a quick solution. Read a Jack Reacher novel! Jack Reacher is the kind of guy who will kick some serious butt in the most brutal fashion, and it ain't pr Leggi tutto
This is the book that introduced Lee Child's popular character, Jack Reacher in 1997. Reacher is a former military cop who's been made redundant by the end of the cold war. After spending his entire life in the military (Reacher grew up in a military family), he's now completely on his own, footloos Leggi tutto
Suspension of disbelief required I was a policeman of sorts for thirteen years and I can smell a worried man a mile away. The reviews for this one are all over the place. It seems that Jack Reacher is one of those “either you love him or you hate him” protagonists and Lee Child is one of those “either Leggi tutto
I don't know why I never read Lee Child before. Jack Reacher is a character that just grabs you and doesn't let go. The story is almost irrelevant. He has recently been mustered out of the only life he ever knew, the military life He grew up and lived all over the world and when he grew up, he joine Leggi tutto
A good action / mystery. To be clear, the real success here is that writer Lee Child introduced us to his ultra-cool, badass drifter hero Jack Reacher. Described as 6’5, lean and strong, this former Army MP has left the service, taken his severance pay and is just walking the earth, kind of like Jule Leggi tutto
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