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The hard way / Lee Child.

By: Child, Lee, 1954- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Child, Lee, Jack Reacher: book 10.Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2006Description: 371 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780593055007; 9780440246008; 9780857500137 ; 9780440423027; 9780440241034; 0385336691; 0593055004; 9780593051849; 9780553815870.Subject(s): Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Ex-police officers -- Fiction | Mercenary troops -- Fiction | Kidnapping -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Action note: Crime.Summary: Jack Reacher was alone, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he{u2019}ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world. On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer{u2019}s past{u2026}and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He{u2019}s beginning to realise that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he{u2019}s already in way too deep to stop now.
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Late at night in a New York cafè army-cop-turned-drifter Jack Reacher orders coffee in a cup made of foam, not china, so that he can move on at a moment's notice. He owns nothing, carries less, has never encountered a female colleague he can't bed, or a case he can't solve. But now Reacher is confronted by a situation so disturbing and deceptive that the truth eludes him. Has he painted targets on the good guys' backs? So Reacher starts over at square one. He sweats the details and works the clues. As they used to say back in the service, he's doing it the hard way. Until what started on a busy New York street explodes three thousand miles away in the sleepy English countryside. With Reacher striding alone in the shadows. Armed and dangerous. Invincible.

Jack Reacher was alone, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he{u2019}ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world. On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer{u2019}s past{u2026}and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He{u2019}s beginning to realise that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he{u2019}s already in way too deep to stop now.

Crime.

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Library Journal Review

With it's sparse yet keenly observant prose, plenty of action, and underlying knowledge that wrongs will be righted and true justice served, The Hard Way clearly demonstrates why Child (The Enemy) is not only a best-selling author but one who clearly will have thinking listeners eager for his thrillers for years to come. Our flawed hero, ex-army military police major Jack Reacher, is called upon by the mysterious head of a private military corporation to use his bravery, intelligence, dogged investigative skills, and ruthless use of controlled violence to find a kidnapped woman and her daughter in New York City. The listener will be tempted to indulge in the whole work in one sitting after being taken on a roller coaster ride that ends with an unexpected conclusion. Dick Hill's narration is like the characters-real and multidimensional. Highly recommended.-Scott R. DiMarco, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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