Lee child running blind summary
Running Blind (Jack Reacher, #4) by Lee ChildI am afraid that this is a complete load of pants.
Lee child has been my guilty pleasure, but this book does not have reacher doing what he does best (killing people!) or the epic scale of the other books. And there are some serious flaws with the logic in the book.
Flaw One - Reacher is pulled in by the FBI because the results of a serial killer profiling exercise have resulted in the fact that it is Reacher. Despite going through his personal history, the FBI never once question him on his involvement with counterfeiting, armed militias, vietnam hoaxs and the rest.
Reacher convincing them he is not their man, but embarassingly for the story line, the FBI threaten his girlfriend if he doesnt help.
Reacher gets involved with the case as a special advisor - and its in more of a private detective mode investigating the case, rather than gung ho and smashing people up.
Then there is the story - several women who have filed complaints against the military for sexual harassment are found dead in a bath of paint. The FBI cannot determine how this is being completed
The answer is the second major flaw but is easily determined. They are being hypnotised into killing themseleves by the woman who is heading up the case.
And why is she doing this - because of an inheritance scam with her sister - one of the casualities. The other murders are simply to cover her tracks. Please dont insult the readers intelligence.
On a personal level - Reacher lets himself down my having a liaison with another invesigator before he closes things down with his previous dream woman, who he leaves cause he doesnt want to settle down.
By far and away, the weakest in the series to date.
I will perservere with the next one however.
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In any sane world, Reacher would have finished this encounter either in prison or in a psych ward or both. Reacher sees himself as outside the law. He feels entitled to do violence in whatever he sees as a good cause. He only seems fully engaged with the people around him when he is causing mayhem. This is what makes him such a compelling character in a thriller. Of course, in the novel, Reacher is rescued by his lawyer girl-friend and cuts a deal that sets up the rest of the novel. I read him because the plots are ingenious, because I enjoy his amoral aggression in the cause of right usually one or more women who need to be rescued or revenged and because, at least some of the time, I wish there really was a Reacher or two out there making things right.
Not a bad batting average, especially considering how readable Running Blind remains despite a really silly conclusion. Running Blind starts like many Jack Reacher novels do, with something unrelated. This time, Reacher is in New York City, enjoying an out-of-the-way restaurant while mulling over his relationship carried over from Tripwire. Will Reacher be forced to clear his name? Alas, the novel jumps off the rails soon afterward, as SPOILER the only way Child can bring his various impossibilities together is by asking readers to believe in a mastermind able to hypnotize a dozen people well enough to make them act upon specific instructions weeks after the hypnosis session, and collaborate willingly in the own death. And also ignore a cumbersome delivery sitting in their garage during this whole time. I mean: come on.
In Jack Reacher we get a superhero, indomitable and ruthless yet also compassionate and occasionally gentle In Jack Reacher, Lee Child has created an epic hero: tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable. Smith in the U. Very tough. When Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook are found dead in their own homes—in baths filled with Army-issue camouflage paint, their bodies completely unmarked—Jack Reacher is under suspicion.
Aren't you wasting your time right now?
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I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Fourth in the Jack Reacher suspense series revolving around Reacher, a big man with nothing to prove and a heart of gold. Hoo, boy, Jack is between a rock and a harder place. And with a little help from Child, Jack pulls the wool over their eyes and exposes the true killer.