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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher is back! The “utterly addictive” (The New York Times) series continues as acclaimed author Lee Child teams up with his brother, Andrew Child, fellow thriller writer extraordinaire.

“One of the many great things about Jack Reacher is that he’s larger than life while remaining relatable and believable. The Sentinel shows that two Childs are even better than one.”—James Patterson

As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee.

But there’s nothing pleasant about the place.

In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush. “It was four against one” . . . so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolution.

The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information . . . and secrets. Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name.

Reacher is intrigued. There’s more to the story. The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder—all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he’s up against.

Rule one: if you don’t know the trouble you’re in, keep Reacher by your side.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2020
October 27
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Say-Say Jane ,

The Sentinel

Jack is, as usual, a thinking man’s Neanderthal. A fun read, and timely in a way.

Ann MH ,

The Sentinel

This most recent of my Jack Reacher thrillers was a fast paced story of Jack again befriending and saving a stranger's life then getting all mixed up in this Computer Nerd's troubles. We meet several protagonists, a few beautiful women, and several ruthless thugs, but Jack can handle them. Surprising ending. All in all I liked it, although Jack's amazing strength was not as believable this time.

PHXDana ,

Surprisingly cumbersome and complex

Of all the Jack Reacher books, this is the least Jack Reacheriest. The plot line is cumbersome, the story involves single dimension double agents and undeveloped side characters. It’s not a bad read, but it’s not a Reacher novel.

Reacher is an unusual character. He learns nothing during our encounters with him. He is a force of nature who follows his own set of rules and applies them to the setting where we join him. Then he departs. Suddenly. Abruptly. Immutably. Like a tornado, Reacher is there and then he is not.

But this time, Reacher talks about the dark web like he knows what it is. For a guy who barely reads a newspaper and shuns property and technology, his sudden development of IT skills is at odds with his Jack Reacherieness. When he departs, he heads back to Nashville and breaks another of his few rules.

This story has a “ripped from the headlines” vibe that just doesn’t serve it well. Still, it’s a Jack Reacher novel and so I bought it and read it. For the first time ever, I’m going to wait before buying the next one. I hope the author doesn’t treat us like Lucy.

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