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The Enemy

64.3% complete
2004
2022
1 time
25 chapters
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 Jack Reacher*
#8 of 29
Jack Reacher*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series of action / adventure novels by Lee Child and later also by Andrew Child featuring the main character Jack Reacher.

1) Killing Floor
2) Die Trying
3) Tripwire
4) Running Blind
5) Echo Burning
6) Without Fail
7) Persuader
8) The Enemy
9) One Shot
10) The Hard Way
11) Bad Luck and Trouble
12) Nothing to Lose
13) Gone Tomorrow
14) 61 Hours
15) Worth Dying For
16) The Affair
17) A Wanted Man
18) Never Go Back
19) Personal
20) Make Me
21) Night School
22) The Midnight Line
23) Past Tense
24) Blue Moon
25) The Sentinel
26) Better Off Dead
27) No Plan B
28) The Secret
29) In Too Deep
Copyright © 2004 by Lee Child
Dedicated to the memory of Adele King.
As serious as a heart attack.
May contain spoilers
I was in the army, and I was always where someone else told me to be.
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Added: 07-Feb-2022
Last Updated: 21-Oct-2022

Publications

 01-Dec-2015
Random House
Paperback B
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Dec-2015
Format:
Paperback B
Cover Price:
$9.99
Pages*:
464
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2604
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-440-24599-0
ISBN-13:
978-0-440-24599-5
Printing:
21
Country:
United States
Language:
English
"A page turner!...  Le Child is a thriller writer you should know about it you don't already."
- CBS News Sunday Morning


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 one case that changes everything.  For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

"An unforgettable hero... [The Enemy] may be the best Reacher book yet.
- Newsweek


New Year's Day, 1990.  In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead.  His briefcase is missing.  Nobody knows what was in it.  Within minutes Reacher has his orders: Control the situation.  Within hours the general's wife is murdered.  Then the dominoes really start to fall.

"The pages almost turn themselves."
- New York Daily News


Somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Reacher is being set up as the fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.  But Reacher won't quit.  He's fighting a new kind of war - against an enemy he didn't know he had.  And against a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

"Dazzling."
- The New York Times Book Review
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Notes and Comments:
Dell mass market edition: December 2015
Twenty-first printing based on the number line
Canada: $11.99
 02-Feb-2021
Random House
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
02-Feb-2021
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$31.50
Length:
14 hrs 9 min (400 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   17 Oct 2022 - 21 Oct 2022
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2408
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Dick Hill  - Narration
From audible.com:

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. 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 US 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 - and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret - Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed…about his family, his career, his loyalties - and himself. Because this soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death - and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

Number Eight in the Jack Reacher series
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Notes and Comments:
©2004 Lee Child ℗2021 Random House Audio

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Author(s)

Lee Child  
Birth: 29 Oct 1954 Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK
Notes:
From www.jackreacher.com:

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.

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