The Enemy

The Enemy Jack Reacher Hero Loner Soldier Soldier s son An elite military cop he was one of the army s brightest stars But in every cop s life there is a turning point One case One messy tangled case that can

  • Title: The Enemy
  • Author: Lee Child
  • ISBN: 9780440241010
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jack Reacher Hero Loner Soldier Soldier s son An elite military cop, he was one of the army s brightest stars But in every cop s life there is a turning point One case One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career Turn a lawman into a renegade And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty For Jack Reacher, this is that case.New Year s Day, 1990 ThJack Reacher Hero Loner Soldier Soldier s son An elite military cop, he was one of the army s brightest stars But in every cop s life there is a turning point One case One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career Turn a lawman into a renegade And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty For Jack Reacher, this is that case.New Year s Day, 1990 The Berlin Wall is coming down The world is changing And in a North Carolina hot sheets motel, a two star general is found dead His briefcase is missing Nobody knows what was in it Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders Control the situation But this situation can t be controlled Within hours the general s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away Then the dominoes really start to fall.Two Special Forces soldiers the toughest of the tough are taken down, one at a time Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S Army, Jack Reacher an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.But Reacher won t quit He s fighting a new kind of war And he s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn t know he had With his French born mother dying

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    About “Lee Child

    • Lee Child

      Lee Child was born October 29th, 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 theater 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 installment The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.Lee has three homes an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling 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.



    108 thoughts on “The Enemy

    • OK, I will admit itter not even paying attention to Lee Child s name in the bookstores all these years, I am now a committed Jack Reacher fan And it even pains me to reveal that it was the Tom Cruise movie that motivated me to start reading the series Ouchat hurt just to type But, whether you go to see the movie or just want a fun read, I highly recommend these novels I have read two now and am on my third Same engaging character Reacher, great plot lines, wonderful supporting character develop [...]


    • 4.5 5 You re wasting your time, I said And you re making a big mistake Because you really don t want to make an enemy out of me Absolutely brilliant.You can t go wrong with anything Lee Child has published This is my eighth book I ve read from him, and I can tell you that it totally exceeded my already high expectations Such a fantastic read In this installment, Jack Reacher, way back when he was still a Military Police, had teamed up with Lieutenant Summer to investigate the killings of two sol [...]


    • I love this fast action, fast moving series Jack Reacher is a mans man with a tough exterior and a good moral compass I have not read this series in order but this could be the first It is the explanation of why Jack opts out of his military career The storyline moves along smartly with good characters who are likable and believable I love when any of these come up as a Daily Deal Dick Hill is not always my favorite narrator but Reacher is the perfect character for him.


    • First in the Jack Reacher thriller series and technically eighth revolving around an ex military policeman out to see the world And save it This story takes place at Fort Bird in North Carolina.My TakeI just love how Reacher s mind works It s fascinating to read how he pulls the clues together, how he puts himself into the killer s mind I do like the post pathologist He s as interested in truth as Reacher and they dance around the evidence and keeping it safe.Make me laugh The Reacher brothers n [...]



    • I love the character of Jack Reacher, but sometimes the author makes the plots a little too convoluted.This isn t my favourite book in the series and at 540 pages it could have been two hundred pages shorter.It seemed that the plot was engineered to take Reacher to lots of locations, and ultimately it was getting a bit boring.This was one of the earlier novels, and I think the author has now grown into the character and spends time with Reacher and less with contrived plots.


    • This is one of my favorite Lee Child books and that says a lot as I would say he IS my favorite author This book is a bit of a departure as it follows Jack Reacher while he is still in the military instead of Reacher, the ex military hobo He is removed from his post in Panama and stationed in North Carolina on New Year s Eve A strategic relocation by someone that still has yet to be identified While celebrating the new year in the MP office he is called to a run down hotel where a 2 star general [...]


    • I was in the army, and I was always where someone else told me to be Reacher page 559 4 Stars The Enemy takes us back to Reacher s army days as an MP At the beginning of a new decade Reacher is suddenly transferred from Panama to Little Bird then a two star general is found dead and very much naked in a motel room His briefcase is the only thing that s missing Reacher enlists the help of Lieutenant Summer to unravel the mystery which proves to be difficult as everyone is stone walling them durin [...]


    • Weak 3 stars It wasn t as fun or engaging as other Reacher stories A long drawn out mystery with a tell all at the endORY BRIEF A general was meeting someone for sex in a motel and dies of a heart attack His briefcase with confidential documents is missing Someone kills his wife the same day Someone kills a Delta force soldier in the woods a day or so later Reacher s boss is transferred out and replaced by Willard who tells Reacher not to investigate these deathsVIEWER S OPINION This is not typi [...]


    • I really wish I could love Jack Reacher books In theory they are everything I should enjoy in a story but in reality I find them a bit of a trudge through treacle and always about a hundred pages or so too long.This one was interesting in that it took you back to perhaps a light bulb moment in Jack Reacher s army career and life and shows you a little of his personal life The isolated relationship he has with his family even his mother only calls him Reacher.We find Jack unexpectedly drafted t [...]


    • This one just hit all the right notes A crime novel with an MP thumbing his nose at authority and solving multiple murders.But why was everyone 6 5 or 6 6 That was a bit weird And the lone woman in it weighed 90 pounds Okay, so a lot of it was some sort of bizarre wish fulfillment by the author but as long as you don t care about the research being top notchWell, I m going to shut up now and just saw that I liked this very much despite my quibbles It was exactly what I wanted right now and I enj [...]


    • This is a Jack Reacher novel He gets into trouble, he gets into trouble, then there is a fight or something gets blown up, then everything works out, and Reacher moves on Good stuff, but he is not Tom Cruise


    • Prequel time Rather than Reacher the wandering loner, The Enemy gives us Reacher the army man Reacher the Major Reacher the Military Policeman Long before the events of the previous seven novels and referred to obliquely in at least one of them Reacher got involved in something while he was an MP Major and had to take a demotion as a punishment This is the story of that something.Reacher has been transferred back from Panama to a nowhere base in North Carolina His transfer papers signed by Gener [...]


    • A nice trip back in time to Jack Reacher as an MP Get to meet his family Although I figured out one clue right away, Child still managed to throw in surprises at the end.Amazing scene with Reacher and his brother taking leave of their dying mother in Paris Then she revisited another old family ritual She did something she had done ten thousand times before, all through our lives, since we were first old enough to have individuality of our own She stuggled up out of her chair and stepped over and [...]



    • 4,25 stars English paperback I have dyslexia.This book takes us back to the army days of our main character.As an MP Great plotting again Aldo I my head I have a Jack Reacher of my own when I read the pages.


    • My Rating 3.8 5The first thing I loved about enemy is the first person perspective The story is well thought and detailed Characters are well written in terms of how interesting they are The prose goes down a skid in some places and you can actually guess a lot of the twists around the path but The enemy is a thrilling ride It s a lot of fun We even get to know a lot about Reacher Overall it s a good readI m waiting to read the next book Thank you, for reading the review.



    • This is the first book from Lee Child that I read and I really love it Aku suka dengan karakter Jack Reacher, Summer dan juga karakter karakter lain seperti sang sersan yang memiliki anak laki laki Yang sampai akhir bahkan ga disebutkan namanya Aku suka settingnya, dunia militer digambarkan dengan cukup jelas Mulai dari suasananya, pangkat dan kewenangannya, hingga ke prosedur prosedur dalam kehidupan militer Terdengar ruwet tapi ternyata penjelasannya mudah untuk dipahami bagi orang yang awam d [...]


    • This particular book is a prequel to the other books in Lee Child s Jack Reacher series but he has said he thinks it will have emotional impact if read after the first 7 and before the books that follow and he is right about that.When we first met Jack Reacher in Killing Floor, he had spent 13 years as a military cop and had retired from the Army He was living a weird life which continued through the next books where he kept getting caught up in mysteries or being asked by some government agenc [...]


    • Here I was thinking that the Jack Reacher novels were all action and fast paced movement with lots of interesting settings in the macho worlds of military police criminals I was amazed to find that The Enemy kept me pondering and thinking long after I was done reading it I got thinking about all the enemies in the story that drove the plot I assumed that the enemy referred to in the title was the murderer that Reacher was tracking down But then the story is set in the political upheaval in the m [...]


    • I m going to add the same review for all of the Reacher series, so if you ve read this one, you ve read em all If you feel a certain affinity for the lone hero, a man of principle, of unwavering knowledge and assent as to his own actions, than Jack Reacher s your kinda guy Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal human running around on this planet and that in spite of social convent [...]



    • Yes, Yes, Yes, I am a Jack Reacher fan Book 8 is a fantastic search, investigation, what a mind bender Take the ride


    • I love Reacher stories Unfortunately, I figured this one out in the first couple chapters It was still a good read It was nice learning about Reacher s mother.


    • This was my 1st Lee Child s thriller and I must say it was amazing The plot twists, the conspiracy, the mystery, it was all really well thought out Now I feel like I should get all his books.


    • I haven t previously read the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, although his fans I ve talked with are extremely loyal and eagerly grab each new installment as it hits the shelves Then I met him at a recent mystery conference and he seemed so intelligent, I decided to give the series a try I started with The Enemy, because although it wasn t written first, it is the earliest in the fictional life of Jack Reacher.When we first meet Jack, he s a Major in the Military Police, an Academy grad and th [...]


    • I say this every time, but Lee Child is of a guilty pleasure read than anything else I enjoy the Jack Reacher stories yet I m less sure about the story telling Nevertheless, I mostly enjoy the books some than others.As always, the writing left me feeling somewhat iffy Whenever I have time away from the Jack Reacher books, it takes me a while to get back into Lee Child s way of writing Fortunately, this story was an interesting one meaning it did not take long before I was entertained enough to [...]


    • Another Reacher book started and ended in one day Could not put it down I think this is my favorite so far It is 8th in series, but actually 1st in chronology It is January 1990 and Reacher is still in the army We meet his mother and get her backstory, we meet his brother, and the emphasis on how Joe dressed is poignant if you have just read 7, which I had I started by listening to these out of order as I just picked them up at the library by whichever was in BIG MISTAKE and something I rarely d [...]


    • The Enemy meets all the high octane expectations of a Lee Child thriller.Jack Reacher is called in to a case when a two star general is found murdered in a seedy motel room in northern California After surveying the crime scene, Reacher is only interested in what he doesn t find.The general s briefcase is missing Nobody knows what was in it.Aside from the bloody crime, Reacher s curiosity is piqued and he later receives orders from his boss to control the situation and find the perpetrator.Reach [...]


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