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Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3)
Tripwire - Jack Reacher, Bk 3
Author: Lee Child
Reacher is settling into lazy Key West when his life is interrupted by a stranger who comes looking for him. When the stranger turns up beaten to death in the Old Town cemetery -- fingertips removed -- Reacher knows whomever the man was working for is not a friend. Reacher follows the trail to New York, where he confronts the people who dispatch...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780515143072
ISBN-10: 0515143073
Publication Date: 5/29/2007
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 312 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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pottergal avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Jack Reacher - how to describe him? You want him as your protector, your brother, your lover. And yet there is that place where he is almost too scary to have around while you are sleeping. The character grows in this book and we find out more about his Army family than we have before.
Could not put it down!
reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 3
I only recently began reading Lee Child's Jack Reacher books. Every one so far has been a page turner that I cannot put down. This one was no different. I love the strong, intelligent character of Reacher and that I cannot anticipate all the twists and turns the plot will make, or the final outcome. So many books of the genre are predicable from beginning to end, but so far not with Lee Child's books.
perryfran avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 1156 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I have been reading the Reacher novels in order. This is the 3rd in the series and it seems like they are getting better and better. This one was fast-paced as usual, it introduced a love interest for Reacher, and it had a very despicable bad guy. Another high recommendation for a great series!
jdyinva avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 408 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I've read nearly all of the Jack Reacher novels and have loved every one. But this one stands out and I enjoyed it tremendously. Very involving, deeply thought-provoking. The hero is fabulous; the bad guy is really evil. Enjoy!
reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Always a pleasure to read about Jack Reacher, however, the answer to this one was a little too out of left field for me. Still, a must read to complete the series.
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reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on
Jack Reacher series. Swift, stylish and suspensfull.
In Tripwire, Reacher's lazy anonymity in Key West is shattered by a stranger who comes to town searching for him. Hours after his arrival, the stranger turns up beaten to death in the Old Town cemetery, & Reacher is foreced to follow the man's cold trail back to New York to firnd the people who dispatched him in the first place: a bewildered & elderly couple still morning an all-American son lost in Vietnam; an alluring & intelligent woman from Reacher's own haunted past; and at the center of the web, the most vicious opponent Reacher has ever faced.
reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 14 more book reviews
Third in the Jack Reacher series - I enjoyed it and can't wait to read #4.
Harpua avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 15 more book reviews
I've enjoyed Lee Child in the past and Jack Reacher has been a favorite of mine. This however was not one of those that I really enjoyed. This just seemed to be 400 pages of not much happening, yet I read all the way through, thinking that this had to get better. Well other than the last two chapters, it really never did. This just never seemed to get off the ground for me. Oh, sure there were a few hot spots in there, but for me they seemed far and few between and never lasted long.... a long, slow tease that never materialized into anything more.

If this had been my first foray into the life of Jack Reacher, it probably would have been my last, but I know that Lee Child is so much better than this, that I will definitely be back for more.
reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 94 more book reviews
I love the Jack Reacher novels! Each story is well-plotted and filled with characters who are interesting and believable. The action is non-stop and Reacher is a hero with almost superhuman powers. He is always a champion of the underdog and can take on and outsmart any bad guy who goes up against him. This is the best of all the Jack Reacher books I've read yet. I'll probably go into withdrawal once I've finished all of them.
reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 30 more book reviews
The on-set of the story is mysterious--once started one is sure they have solved the mystery--but it's not until the end that the truth is revealed. A good read!!!
purplejaimie avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on
First time reading any of these books-really enjoyed it.I am usually more of a Science fiction/Fantasy reader,but these were fun. Love the Jack Reacher character, can't believe they picked Tom Cruise to play the part in the movie, he does NOT work for me at all! Anyway-these books were fun,and interesting.I will read more.
PamelaH avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 90 more book reviews
Jack Reacher, an ex-military cop does his heroic magic again in this series. Very entertaining as usual. (One small note - parts of this book take place on the 88th floor of one of the Twin Towers. Clearly, the book was written prior to 9/11/2001 but the references to the World Trade Center, the 88th floor of all floors, and to the building's "noises", were a bit eerie for me.)
gigi avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 355 more book reviews
Suspense fiction doesn't get much better than Tripwire. When Jack Reacher is tracked down by a private PI, Reacher's first response is to deny his identity. But when he finds the PI murdered, he sets out to find out who was trying to find him and why.

He quest takes him into a dark mystery that was set in motion years ago during the Vietnam war. His showdown with evil is inevitable, and when it happens, it's horrific.
chesse avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 129 more book reviews
How tough is Reacher?
amily avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 7 more book reviews
This is the 5th book I've read by this author. I did not think it was quite as good as the others I have read - the relationship with the "long lost love" kept getting in the way of the plot and the author included a lot of expository paragraphs that slowed things down in a few places. There was an interesting twist near the end that I didn't expect, changing the identity of a main character.
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Jack Reacher, the hulking ex-soldier is again featured in this 3rd in series. Here, Reacher is incognito, living the life of a drifter and digging swimming pools in Key West. When a PI from New York comes looking for him, and shortly afterwards turns up dead, Reacher flies north and discovers that the instigator of the search is Leon Garber, his former army commanding officer who was helping an elderly couple to locate their son, who supposedly died in a helicopter crash during the Vietnam War. Great book and a must read.
austinstar avatar reviewed Tripwire (Jack Reacher, Bk 3) on + 4 more book reviews
My first Jack Reacher book. I was addicted immediately. Fast paced, hard hitting action and really clever plot twists. This is not your mama's mystery book.
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While this is not as terrifying as some of Lee Child's other books, the story is gripping and hard to put down. So far it is my favorite.
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Jack Reacher Novel, A good read if you enjoy action/aventure.

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