Book Title: Persuader (Jack Reacher #7)
Author: Lee Child
Series: Jack Reacher
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Published:March 25th 2008 by Dell
Lets address the elephant in the room, it’s written in first person…
This small change in writing style instantly made it feel non-Reacher for me. Along with the first few chapters being peppered with a variety of very non-Reacher like activity. I was actually convinced there was a twist coming, that we were reading about a man impersonating Jack, or it was a dream, but it was neither. I actually was online googling “why is persuader written in 1st person,” within an hour of starting it. I didn’t hate it, but too much was different for me to get into Reacher mode, I never shook that foreign feeling throughout the entire story.
That being said, the action sequences were up to par as was the plotline. My 3 star is rating is for the book alone and not a reflection of my obvious displeasure with the change in writing by Child.
The ultimate loner.
An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he’s moved from place to place…without family…without possessions…without commitments.
And without fear. Which is good, because trouble–big, violent, complicated trouble–finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once…not ever.
But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business.
Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it…justice. “From the Hardcover edition.”