Large Print - 2010
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Jack Reacher is not pleased when Costello, a private detective, comes nosing around asking questions about him. Determined to keep out of trouble, Reacher conceals his identity. But when he finds Costello dead with his fingertips sliced off, he realizes it is time to move on - and move on fast. Yet two questions worry him: who was Costello's employer, the mysterious Mrs Jacobs? And why is she determined to find Reacher?
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2010
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410430090
Branch Call Number: LT FICTION CHILD LEE
Characteristics: 675 p. (large print) ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Trip wire


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Jan 18, 2019

Book #11 chronologically, after Die Trying and before The Visitor aka Running Blind:

Dec 15, 2018

I've read three Jack Reacher books now. I like them a lot, but almost didn't finish this one. Parts of it are so gruesome, yet so fascinating, I couldn't give up on it. I wanted to find out the ending! I plan to read the whole series. He's a good writer.

Sep 19, 2018

If you are a Jack Reacher fan you will like this book. If you are not, you haven't read a Jack Reacher book before; time to start now and Tripwire is a great place to start. It has all the elements of the usual Reacher stories - suspense, thrill,technical details and the triumph of good over evil. All in all a good page-turner.

Jun 25, 2017

Enjoy Reacher series, but since as i am a big fan of his.

Apr 04, 2017

I really like the Jack Reacher series. Even "not the best" is sometimes hard for me to put down. That being said, this is me nit picking (but it's the internet so I'm allowed to, right?). The part where Jodie, a beautiful and stylish high-powered NY lawyer with an office on Wall Street, left the house for work with wet hair, made me cringe. Also, when she wore a sexy midnight blue silk dress with LOAFERS to the fancy French restaurant... like, huh?

Jan 18, 2017

Not the best of the Reacher series, but since i'm a big fan of his, it was okay.

Nov 05, 2016

Reacher flying first class-this is something new. An old flame and a very evil bad guy help keep you reading/ I would bet we see this lady again as Reacher is also stuck with real property. Will Reacher settle down-no way-stay tuned! Avoid the movie as Reacher is a mere shadow of his real self played by a small elf.

Jan 08, 2016

I like Jack Reacher as a character despite the impermanence he maintains with persons or places in his life. There are some super cruel persons in the story, yet Child manages to end up with Reacher taking steps to a warm ending for some characters. Terrific and continuous action in this Child novel, as always.

LRS1969 Nov 04, 2015

I have yet to meet a Jack Reacher novel that I didn't love. (Heck, I even enjoyed the Jack Reacher movie - despite the horrible casting of Tom Cruise as Jack... a major part of Jack's persona is his SIZE!)

I have read the main series twice now (currently on third round) and realized that I had never Reviewed these, so determined to do so during this reading of the series.

I find an interesting element in my readings that I seem to subconsciously have minor (usually minor) technical type errors pop out at me. I am amazed that the author (who clearly does a lot of research) does as good a job as he does in this subject when he was never in the military much less the U. S. Army or the MPs.

(I think that was because I had experience in both the military and law enforcement, so those things popped out at me - other things were just in other areas of personal interest)

A good continuation to an interesting character.

This is one of those books where it does so much better in a "series format" as the character development is (to varying degrees) ongoing to a fair degree.

Anyway, it's a good combination of action, mystery, and drama.

In any case, I would highly recommend the reading of this book (and also primarily in the series order... some books in the series can be good "stand alone" ones, but not as well as in the series setting - very much like the Richard Sharpe series).

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rad140 Jul 15, 2008

Sexual Content: scenes of sex

rad140 Jul 15, 2008

Violence: This title contains Violence.


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Jul 11, 2014

Is Reacher tough or not:

“A picture of you, my friend,” the doctor said. “That’s what. The damn bullet didn’t even make it into your chest. Your pectoral muscle is so thick and so dense it stopped it dead. Like a three-inch kevlar vest. It popped out the other side of the muscle wall and smashed a rib, but it went no farther.”

Jul 11, 2014

The bullet launched sideways under his raised left arm and hit the distant garage about the same time his right elbow hit the guy in the face. An elbow moving fast ahead of 250 pounds of diving body weight does a lot of damage. It glanced off the frame of the screen and caught the guy in the chin.


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rad140 Jul 15, 2008

rad140 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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