13 September, 2016

#BookReview :: Persuader (Jack Reacher #7) by Lee Child

Never forgive, never forget. That's Jack Reachers standard operating procedure. And Francis Xavier Quinn was the worst guy he had ever met. He had done truly unforgivable things. So Reacher was glad to know he was dead. Until the day he saw him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston's Symphony Hall.

Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal attempt to kidnap a terrified young student on a New England campus, he takes the law into his own hands. That's his way, after all. Only this time, a cop die, and Reacher doesnt stick around to explain. Has he lost his sense of right and wrong? Just because this time, it's personal? 

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Jack Reacher witnesses a kidnapping attempt and obviously he has to intervene. Only something goes wrong and a cop ends up dead. As he tries to let the kid go and be on his way before shit hits the fan, only he ends up somewhere he hadn’t planned on. 

This plot is a complex one. With kidnapping, drugs, dead man walking Jack Reacher has a lot to deal with. But is his presence in the thick of things a mere coincidence? Is he really running the show in this plot or is he being made to dance to someone else’s tune? With help from someone on the outside, Reacher gets ready to bust a drug gang but ends up blowing up a plot that is a whole lot bigger than it first seemed. Jack Reacher’s attention to details and his deductive skills come in handy as usual. The readers are taken for a thrilling ride with Jack Reacher as he slowly discovers and deduces his way through. With characters whose allegiance cannot be trusted and characters with many shades of grey, Jack Reacher has to work hard to get to the bottom of everything. The lead antagonist in this book is a guy who you will enjoy seeing getting beat by Reacher.

The best part about the book is the way Jack Reacher is portrayed at the beginning of the book. He seemed like an alien inhabiting Jack Reacher’s body. Really! For those of us who have read about Jack Reacher’s escapades, his actions seemed very wrong. It made me wonder whether the author planned to bring a shift in his character or there is already something going on that we do not know about. Well, which way are you swaying? Read the book to find out if you are right!

The bottom line of the book is that the readers will probably be able to guess who and what aspect of the plot. However, getting there along with Reacher is going to be fun!

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