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    DescriptionFeaturing Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.


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    Title
    Tripwire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lee Child
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780553811858
    ISBN 10: 0553811851
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    BIC subject category V2: FF, FH
    DC22: 823.92
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    BISAC V2.8: FIC050000, FIC031000, FIC022000, FIC030000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
    Publication date
    01 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America. Visit www.jackreacher.co.uk.
    Review text
    A good guy outsmarts a venomous viper, outguns a gazillion villains - and falls in love with a nice gal. Continuing at loose ends after being separated from the Army (the peace dividend, you know), former MP Major Jack Reacher (Die Trying, 1998, etc.) is down in Key West rather enjoying irresponsibility - until a private investigator shows up looking for him. The following day the p.i. turns up dead, fingertips sliced off for the purpose of preserving his incognito. Something nefarious is going on here, Reacher concludes, stirred by a burst of the old action-hero adrenaline. All he knows for sure, however, is that the detective was hired by a Ms. Jacob. Pause for a deductive leap or two, then on to New York to track down the mysterious Ms. Jacob. But what's in a name? It soon develops that Ms. J isn't mysterious at all. In fact, she's an old friend. Before she was married, the Ms. J., now divorced, was a J already - Jodie Garber, daughter of General Garber, Reacher's erstwhile commanding officer and mentor. Reacher last saw her when she was 15 and in the throes of a violent crush on him. Now she's 30, and as gorgeous as you might have guessed. Among other things, she needs Reacher to finish a task begun by her recently deceased father. Reacher accepts the mission, of course, and is immediately in confrontation with a sadistic demon, obligatorily brilliant, whose intricate scam has roots in Vietnam and whose pleasure in killing and maiming is unconfined. But love (for Jodie) has not blunted Reacher's martial capabilities, and from a climactic one-on-one with Hook (the sadistic demon) Hobie, he emerges scathed but triumphant. Unabashedly mindless but fun: Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them. (Kirkus Reviews)