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Past Tense

Past Tense Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lee Child a superb craftsman of suspense Entertainment Weekly Jack

  • Title: Past Tense
  • Author: Lee Child
  • ISBN: 079269
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, a superb craftsman of suspense Entertainment Weekly Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California He doesn t get far On a country road Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from 1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, a superb craftsman of suspense Entertainment Weekly Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California He doesn t get far On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been the town where his father was born He thinks, What s one extra day He takes the detour.At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure Now they re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere The owners seem almost too friendly It s a strange place, but it s all there is.The next morning, in the city clerk s office, Reacher asks about the old family home He s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town He s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place As Reacher explores his father s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery The present can be tough, but the past can be tense and deadly Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World Book

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      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 pr 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.Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.Lee has three homes an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer He is married with a grown up daughter He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise

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    1. 4.5 Jack Reacher is back and tougher than ever And as anticipated, big trouble seems to be hot on his trail Once again, Jack Reacher is traveling along the back roads of America His way of avoiding unwanted attention Hitch hiking is a roll of the dice at best, and now he s found himself unexpectedly dropped off in New Hampshire He finds himself drifting back in time to his childhood, his father fondly telling him all about his hometown of Laconia It wasn t in Jacks game plan, but at the cr 4.5 J [...]


    2. NOW AVAILABLE This is the second book by Lee Child that I have read and I definitely enjoyed this one than the other which was The Midnight Line I liked the dual storyline which converges later on in the story However I did feel that the one with Reacher in it, looking into his family tree to be quite slow moving and a bit dry The second story line with the two young people stranded finally at a than creepy motel was the most interesting in the book.I like my characters wel NOW AVAILABLE This is [...]


    3. I ve been reading the Jack Reacher series since Lee Child wrote his first How wonderful it is after finishing 23 in the series to say it s definitely one of my favorites Jack Reacher, our 6 5 ex military hero is on a journey from Maine to California and decides to take a pit stop in Laconia, New Hampshire to check out his father s birthplace Scanning through records at town hall and researching census from long ago bring him in contact with a lot of different characters some nice and some I ve b [...]


    4. Lee Child returns with another Reacher adventure that takes things down some untraversed pathways, particularly interesting for series fans When Jack Reacher sets out for California, he has high hopes about this journey However, early during the trek, he ends up having to get out along the road in New Hampshire, where a road sign rattles in the wind The town of Laconia triggers a memory for Reacher, which he soon recollects is Stan Reacher s place of birth, a father who taught him the steely Lee [...]


    5. Past Tense is an okayish Jack Reacher I never felt drawn into it unlike the earlier ones in the series This could be due to Jack Reacher outstaying his welcome there are only so many plots available given the context or it could be that with every story, Jack Reacher becomes and like a Superman Ninja combination And that is a nice segue into one of the indications that Lee Child is himself aware of it There were two separate threads in the story which meet only towards the end A Past Tense is an [...]


    6. I really enjoyed Jack Reacher s latest foray into the world So much so that I could not stop reading and knocked off most of it in one afternoon One of the best in the series to date There are a number of story lines going on in this one and a lot of characters, some good and some really bad as usual Also as usual Jack manages to get caught up in several different issues and has to fight his way out He also discovers some amazing details about his own genealogy which he takes much cal I really e [...]


    7. Only for the already devoted Reacher fans and then The challenge for Child on book 23 is that he s already written several books in which the bad guys do unspeakable things to children, are holding one or entire towns or communities hostage by threats of violence to anyone who steps out of line He s also written several books in which Reacher hooks up with the FBI agent investigating either related crimes or the targets of Reacher s interest In order to avoid duplicating these plot p Only for th [...]


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