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Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6)
Without Fail - Jack Reacher, Bk 6
Author: Lee Child
What better way to test the security surrounding a U.S. vice president-elect than to hire someone skilled in the killing arts to penetrate his protection?   — Assassination strategy, though, is only part of the assignment facing Jack Reacher in Without Fail. This restive, blunt-edged ex-military cop must also determine whether recent threats...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425207604
ISBN-10: 0425207609
Publication Date: 1/3/2006
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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debs avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 638 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is probably the 6th "Jack Reacher" novel that I have read, and it did not disappoint. I could not put the book down! Lots of interesting facts(?) about the secret service - at least they sound plausible.
booklit avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 473 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Hooked from the first sentence. Jack Reacher has to find an assassin. I love these books. The character development keeps me coming back.
dichro avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 2
The Reacher books have a certain dour helplessness to them. They read like what I imagine a good Western would be like, if I'd ever read a Western. They could almost pass muster for Russian literature, except that they generally have happy endings to at least some of the narrative threads. For all that, they're excellent books, if you're into moderate plot complexity in the thriller genre and don't care overmuch for extremes of character development. Really good light reading.
reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 19 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Another great Reacher book!
reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Reacher elbows a couple of guys in the head, but only shoots one guy. He's becoming quite restrained as he ages.
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hokiejane avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on
I'm reading the Jack Reacher series in order, and this is hands down my favorite so far. The Secret Service has always fascinated me, which no doubt played a factor in my enjoyment of the book, and I could barely put it down. This book also made me very appreciative that I had read the books in order and understood his past.
reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 2 more book reviews
As always with Lee Child's Reacher books, a great read.
reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 25 more book reviews
Another good Lee Child read. I've tried to read these in order, though, and feel the prior 5 are better. This one gets a bit too hung up on inconsequential details, but they're "skippable."
chesse avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 129 more book reviews
Clever plot.
craftnut avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 28 more book reviews
Book six in the series, and the character is starting to wear a little thin. But, still a good read if you are a fan.
ruthyh avatar reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 8 more book reviews
"Without Fail" was definitely better that "Echo Burning" but still felt a little short changed on the reasons behind the big mystery. I really still like the way Child describes the characters and their back stories and with each novel, we learn a little bit more and more about Reacher and his life before he became a drifter.

I still think it was an exciting book but I'll have to pause on the series for a bit. Like I mentioned in my other review of "Echo Burning", I'm beginning to predict when someone is going to say "So?", which is a easy way of explaining the plot of the story. No worries though, I've seen that technique in other stories and series.

But I'll always be in love with Jack Reacher. =)
reviewed Without Fail (Jack Reacher, Bk 6) on + 342 more book reviews
The best Reacher book yet. He works with the Secret Service to stop an assignation attempt on the Vice President.


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