Reader Review: It was an average read with the story line hard to buy into. Reacher's personality seemed out of a character or him in this work. He was more passive and suffered fools quite a bit. The ending was a surprise so it was not predictable. The action in this book was adequate and delivered as promised.
"Ex-military cop Jack Reacher returns in this latest in the award-winning series critics call ""spectacular"" (The Seattle Times), ""relentless"" (Denver Post), and ""perfect"" (The New York Times Book Review). Reacher is hitching through the heat of West Texas and getting desperate for a ride. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up. She's called Carmen. She's a good-looking young woman, she has a beautiful little girl...and she has married into the wrong family. They're called the Greers. They're a bitter and miserly clan, and they've made her life a living hell. Worse, her monster of a husband is soon due out of prison. So she needs protection, and she needs it now. Lawyers can't help. Cops can't be trusted. So Reacher goes home with her to the lonely ranch where nothing is as it seems and where evil swirls around them like dust in a storm. Within days, Carmen's husband is dead-and simmering secrets send Echo, Texas, up in flames. "
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|Title of eBook: Echo Burning||Series: A Jack Reacher Novel, , #5|
|Release Date: 10-11-2001|
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Chapter OneThere were three watchers, two men and a boy. They were using telescopes, not field glasses. It was a question of distance. They were almost a mile from their target area, because of the terrain. There was no closer cover. It was low, undulating country, burned khaki by the sun, grass and rock and sandy soil alike. The nearest safe concealment was the broad dip they were in, a bone-dry gulch scraped out a million years ago by a different climate, when there had been rain and ferns and rushing rivers.
The men lay prone in the dust with the early heat on their backs, their telescopes at their eyes. The boy scuttled around on his knees, fetching water from the cooler, watching for waking rattlesnakes, logging comments in a notebook. They had arrived before first light in a dusty pick-up truck, the long way around, across the empty land from the west. They had thrown a dirty tarpaulin over the truck and held it down with rocks. They had eased forward to the rim of the dip and settled in, raising their telescopes as the low morning sun dawned to the east behind the red house almost a mile away. This was Friday, their fifth consecutive morning, and they were low on conversation.
"Time?" one of the men asked. His voice was nasal, the effect of keeping one eye open and the other eye shut.
The boy checked his watch.
"Six-fifty," he answered.
"Any moment now," the man with the telescope said.
The boy opened his book and prepared to make the same notes he had made four times before.
"Kitchen light on," the man said.
The boy wrote it down. 6:50, kitchen light on. The kitchen faced them, looking west away from the morning sun, so it st...
Title: Echo Burning June 7, 2009 I have read all of the Jack Reacher Novels and this is the only one that I would not recommend reading. Characters are unrealistic (that is telling given the here is Jack Reacher) and the story is unbelievable.
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Number of Comments: 2 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
I have read all of the Jack Reacher Novels and thi
Reviewer: A reader from Jacaranda City, ZA
June 7, 2009
I have read all of the Jack Reacher Novels and this is the only one that I would not recommend reading. Characters are unrealistic (that is telling given the here is Jack Reacher) and the story is unbelievable.
It was an average read with the story line hard to
June 3, 2009
Reviewer: A reader from St Paul, MN US
It was an average read with the story line hard to buy into. Reacher's personality seemed out of a character or him in this work. He was more passive and suffered fools quite a bit. The ending was a surprise so it was not predictable. The action in this book was adequate and delivered as promised.
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