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TRIPWIRE

Child, Lee

ISBN 10: 0399144676 / ISBN 13: 9780399144677
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1999
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Noted suspense novelist's third novel, another Jack Reacher, the epic ex-military policeman introduced in his previous two novels. The book is in superb condition, as-new, very bright and clean without flaws, a first edition with a full number row, and signed/dated in the year of publication by the author on the title page. In a mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 002539

Bibliographic Details

Title: TRIPWIRE

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Boards HB

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Settling into a peaceful life in Key West, Reacher's world is turned upside down when a stranger comes looking for him, a man who turns up dead in the Old Town cemetery and who leads him on a perilous trail to New York, where he confronts an elderly couple mourning a dead son, an alluring woman from his past, and a deadly opponent. Lit Guild Feat Alt.

Review:

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is lying low in Key West, digging up swimming pools by hand. He is not at all pleased when a private detective starts asking questions about him. But when the detective, Costello, turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher realizes it is time to move on.

As in Lee Child's two previous thrillers, Die Trying and Killing Floor, Reacher is soon up to his neck in lethal trouble, this time involving a vicious Wall Street manipulator, a mysterious woman (of course), and the livelihood of a whole community. Even the fate of soldiers missing in action in Vietnam is stirred into the brew.

But this is not a book by one of the new breed of U.S. thriller writers. Child prides himself on his ability, as an Englishman, to write American thrillers that are utterly convincing in milieu and toughness of action, without a trace of English sensibility. Tripwire is no exception. Every bit as lean and compulsive as its predecessors, it also builds on the freshest aspect of those books: Reacher may be a tough, epic hero, but he always remains human and vulnerable. --Barry Forshaw

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