Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

A Jack Reacher Novel

eBook - 2008
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It wasn't the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see...where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later...where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops --the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded--waits and watches...where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return. Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair--against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him--and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that's killing Americans by the thousand.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780440337805
0440337801
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 407 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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fledge
Jan 19, 2017

A Jack Reacher novel. Action. Fists. And one of the dumbest, stupidest Bad Guy caricatures of modern fiction. Written by a Brit who lives in New York, who obviously doesn’t know much about America. And the ending! Reacher “solves” the problem by . . . . well, I'm not going to spoil it for those who insist on reading it. Incredible -- and I mean that literally. Lucid prose and easy to read. Just a bad novel.

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brianwalsh1948
Dec 31, 2016

I'm a diehard Reacher fan, but this book left me disappointed. Guess Lee Child had a "brain fart" when writing this one. :(

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stanicus
Apr 22, 2015

Nothing to Lose? How about my interest! A very very slow burn before Lee Child gets to where he wants to go in this novel and the "big reveal" is not worth slogging through all the uninteresting blah blah.

I have been reading the Jack Reacher series chronologically. I would throw this one in the fire along with Echo Burning.

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sharlkan
Jun 12, 2014

This is just a little hokey. Jack shows a unorthodox side, even for him. Still a decent read.

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CovertOne
Nov 12, 2013

I enjoy the way Lee Child tells a story, with a fascinating display of Master Writer ability, tying what is sometimes two or three tales then ties them altogether in the closing ends.. Lee Child's Jack Reacher character is truly more interesting to read about than Ludlum's Jason Bourne, and the Covert One series which blew me away, saying something by this.. that Jack Reacher is an explosive new dimension of escapism. Don't miss the Jack Reacher series. You will thank me later...

bigwoody7 Jun 03, 2013

The author tried to add some up to the minute social commentary on the war in Iraqi. This plot line dates the novel, The main character, a man of violence, uses unmitigated violence on other human beings, gets involved in two distinct cover-ups involving the war.

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Onewhoissaved
Mar 10, 2013

Lee Child's Jack Reacher is certainly a solitary man going it alone against all probability of his winning and yet he does win. I don't expect Lee Child to come up with a protagonist that I will ever identify with: the character is ridiculous. But that is what you get from a tv personality like Child. 7 out of 10 stars.

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gloryb
Aug 27, 2012

This time Jack Reacher is in Colorado investigating a family town where strangers are strong armed in order to make them leave. Reacher must find out why the small town discourages visitors.This novel touches on military issues....draft evaders, war wounded, armored vehicle recycling ...environmental issues....contaminiation of ground water without the user's knowledge....and "end of world" believers. It takes Reacher almost to the end of the novel to unravel the mystery. Again there is a connection to Canada. This novel has less fist fights and more surveillance than other Reacher novels I have read. Another Reacher story that is impossible to figure out before the ending is unfolded.

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ScorchingSun
Dec 27, 2011

Two of Reacher's life rules play prominent roles in this story: "People leave me alone, I leave them alone. If they don't, I don't." and "Get your retaliation in first."

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atfrancis
Sep 05, 2011

Child definitely knows Jack Reacher intimately. I'm already reading another Reacher episode and liking it just as much.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 03, 2015

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Chickadee Jul 21, 2008

A fast paced story where the hero always wins no matter what he is up against.

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