When Jack Reacher Makes Mistakes, Who Handles The Fall-Out?
FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar’s off-the-books assignment leads them to the surviving members of Jack Reacher’s elite military unit. Five years ago, Reacher sorted and destroyed a team of arms dealers before he moved on. But he made mistakes. Now, his bad luck and trouble legacy plunges Otto and Gaspar into the minefield of a grudge war between Reacher’s fearless old friends and chilling new enemies.
When his enemies take women and children hostage for ransom, Kim’s relentless pursuit leads her deeper into the deadly war Reacher failed to finish. Mercenaries and Kim’s unwavering heart push her through - until she meets the wrong woman with nothing to lose.
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Don't waste your time.
The whole premise of these books is that they have something to do with the Jack Reacher character from Lee Child's books. They really don't, but in this one some of the other characters from the Jack Reacher stories are used, that's the whole story. I've made it to chapter 10 in this second one and I can go no further, it's unbearable.
This is the second one and it might be slightly better than "You don't know Jack" but if so it's only because of the familiar names/characters from the Reacher novels. The juvenile nick names the lead characters have for each other are so out of place it's like chalk on a black board. Other little touches that I find annoying are phrases like "she looked at her Sieko", repeatedly. In the real world people glance at their watch. "she was thinking, in her head" (where else?)
She is just terrible. Her cadence is off, pauses in the wrong places, and the male lead character's voice is impossible. I've tried this second book thinking maybe I could get used to her but it's not going to happen. Interestingly, she occasionally seems to go along reasonably smoothly for short periods and then reverts right back to robot mode.
I'm not sure any of it is worth saving.
No, I think I've given it a good try, just can't do it. I'm returning these.
I do wonder if the stories would be a bit more interesting if someone like Dick Hill was doing the narration. What's done is done so that's it for me.
- Richard Anthony
EDGE OF YOUR SEAT STORY/ KICKASS NARRATION
The story is very intricate. We meet a lot of new folks all from Jack's past and they are all scary. The way the story unfolds it's almost a 'ripped from the headlines' feel. We get to be a part of a full blown FBI insurgence.
The Hunt For Reacher stories always feel to be in real time. Capri keeps us turning the pages and this one is no different. There is a knife's edge tension that permeates the entire experience.
Solid and strong. I've listened to all so far & can't imagine a better narrator for the 'Hunt for Reacher' series. Lots of characters kept very separate and clear. The narrator really adds to that 'on the edge of your seat' experience. She lets me know Otto and Gaspar intimately. The dry straightforward approach matches Capri's writing.
GET BACK JACK, The Fall of Black Star
- M Stein