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Persuader, by Lee Child

Persuader (Jack Reacher Series #7)Finished 2-23-12, rating 4/5, thriller, 465 pages, pub. 2003

Book 7 in the Jack Reacher series (Book 1) (Book 2) (Book 3) (Book 4) (Book 5) (Book 6)

I don’t usually read a series the whole way through but after my last enjoyable outing with Reacher in Without Fail I just wanted a little more time with the studly renegade.

Jack sees a flash from the violent past as he’s walking down the street and is shocked enough to contact someone from his days in the military. His request for information sets off alarm bells in the FBI and Reacher is contacted for answers and then help.  He will be working off the books deep undercover for a drug kingpin and his family.

I love Reacher and his uncompromising view of the world.  He thinks bad things should happen to bad people and he doesn’t mind making those bad things happen, even permanently.  The body count in each book is fairly high and there’s usually a sexual conquest in each book.  I’ll be interested to see the total numbers for both when the series is over.  This wasn’t my favorite one, it was a little meandering, but I did like the flashbacks that allowed us to see Reacher in the military, before he became a lone wolf combing the country.

I think if you like the Lucas Davenport series by John Sandford you’ll like this series too.

This book was from my personal library.

February 27, 2012 - Posted by | 4 Star Books |


  1. My brother just got started on this series and is flying through them. I just got The Affair, but have not cracked it open yet.

    Comment by Nise' (Under the Boardwalk)N | February 27, 2012 | Reply

  2. I haven’t read this one, but I like the flashbacks to the military also.

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | February 27, 2012 | Reply

  3. I love Lucas Davenport. I need to give this series a try!

    Comment by bermudaonion (Kathy) | February 27, 2012 | Reply

  4. I would love to read those flashbacks into his military past which I would hope shed some light on why he is the way he is! I love Davenport…one of my favorite characters ever and I’ve enjoyed the few Jack books that I’ve read. Sounds like a series to start back up again!

    Comment by Staci@LifeintheThumb | February 27, 2012 | Reply

  5. I do like Lucas Davenport so I will have to give this series a try.

    Comment by Kathleen | February 28, 2012 | Reply

  6. I’ve only read one book in this series but could picture going back for another one.

    Comment by Jenners | February 28, 2012 | Reply

  7. I haven’t read the earlier Jack Reacher novels (including this one). I really should get around to it.

    Comment by Nikki-ann | February 29, 2012 | Reply

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