- Tapa blanda: 528 páginas
- Editor: Bantam (16 de agosto de 2012)
- Colección: Jack Reacher
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 055382550X
- ISBN-13: 978-0310223344
- Valoración media de los clientes: 3 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº45.042 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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The Affair: (Jack Reacher 16) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 16 ago 2012
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"Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any better, Lee Child pulls Jack Reacher out of another hole and, bang, he produces nothing short of a thriller masterpiece... Here, we get what we've been waiting for... the story of how Reacher became Reacher" (Henry Sutton Daily Mirror)
"Jack Reacher has long since earned his prominent place in the pantheon of cool, smart-talking American heroes... Shakes up the status quo by delivering the Reacher creation myth... stealthily funny... this book is really about the man himself" (Janet Maslin The New York Times)
"With its revelations and its bonk-fest, it's an unabashed fan-pleaser, but also a timely, reassuring wallow in the undiluted essence of Reacher" (Telegraph)
"Child on top of his game. It could well be his best book yet... The paradox of Reacher is that he is both a great big grizzly bear of a fighter... and a thinker, both Schwarzenegger and Socrates. Make love and war is his credo" (Independent)
"Just finished The Affair. As always, hero Reacher grabs me on page one and never lets go. Right now Lee Child is my No1 thriller writer" (Ken Follett (on Twitter))
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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his coolest, sexiest, punch-packing thriller yet
March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?
Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer?
Set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, The Affair marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him?
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But you just read them, imagine the bad guys get what they deserve etc... This time the bad guys are inside the army and in number 10 or 11 there is this phrase money is always dirty, which, if you took the guy seriously, could be infuriating, but again, you put your brain into let's hear a tale...
If you like the series , and it is true that some are better than others, I find this book one of the better ones...
I have all his Reacher novels & always look forward to new ones.
All I can add is read and enjoy.
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The Affair is set in 1997. Major Jack Reacher is an active duty soldier and an experienced investigator in the military police. In response to the Clinton Era peace dividend, the U.S. Army is winnowing the ranks, and Reacher’s own career is on the line.
He is ordered to investigate under cover the murder of a woman near an Army base in Mississippi. Members of a special ops group are considered suspects, but the Pentagon wants to make sure the blame is placed anywhere except on its soldiers. The case is political suicide, professionally speaking, but like a good soldier, Reacher takes it anyway.
And solves it. I won’t reveal the solution, but readers of Lee Child’s previous novels will now understand why Reacher left the service and began his peregrinations across the American heartland.
The Affair is the fifteenth novel in Lee Child’s Reacher series, but its events precede the other fourteen. You can read the series in publication order, starting with The Killing Floor, whose events are foreshadowed in The Affair. Or you can start with The Affair. Either way, you’re in for classic Lee Child—even the second time around.
For a late-in-the-series Jack Reacher novel (number 16) this has been a bland and uneventful novel, which felt somewhat drawn out a lot of the time. The "surprise twist" shared among the Reacher series books did not posses the wow-factor typically found in earlier novels. Majority of the character time was spent going from one place to another within a small town, Mississippi, "investigating" - a word enclosed in quotations as the bulk of the investigative work was spent drinking coffee, and eating hamburgers and peach pies with the local sheriff. The Affair supplies a small portion of Reacher's past, as it's written in a flashback style (book goes back to 1997), references few static characters found in numerous novels, though introduces none additional ones that are of any interest. If you're a fan of the Reacher series and must read every book, then by all means pick this one up - you're likely to go through it very quickly. If you're looking to pick up a Reacher novel at random, then I would advise to avoid this one.
The Affair is absolutely priceless and does that thing: It really makes you think. This is a long book, giving one lots of time to think things out; and lots of time for him to mislead you.
I love a long story. As far as I am concerned, if it's 300-400 pages, all the better. Because I realise it's not the denouement that's the most important; although it is important of course; it is the process that offers the most satisfaction. The opportunity to really think things out for oneself, that's the real importance.
Like all his others, again Mr. Child gives us a very well thought out novel. For aficionados of this genre, you will enjoy every satisfaction.
First, he is intrigued by the energetic, hot, sexy town sheriff, Elizabeth Deveraux, the daughter of the town’s long-time sheriff and an ex-Marine. While well-intentioned, Deveraux is not an investigator. With Reacher in town, they start making connections, but it’s not easy. Soon his cover is blown and he has to put several local toughs in the hospital when they block his way. In addition, it appears that the Army is also putting roadblocks in Reacher’s way.
The story is fast-paced with Reacher using his immense physical and mental capacities to wade through the flack. The sheriff is pretty skeptical of Reacher at first, but matters soon take a decided physical turn. Some of the Army shenanigans are a bit over the top, but not totally out of the realm of possibility. Covering-up is usually the first response of organizations and higher-ups in trouble. It’s interesting that after numerous Reacher novels, the author decides to fill in the background of Reacher before he leaves the Army.