Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

Book - 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: 9780385340564
Characteristics: 407 pages ;,24 cm.


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Dec 25, 2018

Another solid, entertaining effort from Lee Child. It goes a little over the top with the ending and some extraneous political commentary. Not his best but doesn't stray too far from it.

Sep 19, 2018

Dependable Reacher sees a problem, inserts himself into it, gets in too deep, gets himself out of trouble, gets the bad guy. Done and dusted!

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. :(

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.

Jun 12, 2014

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

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.

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.

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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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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