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The Enemy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lee Child

Narrated By: Dick Hill

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 14 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier's son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars. But in every cop's life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case... New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina "hot-sheets" motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can't be controlled. Within hours the general's wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall... Two Special Forces soldiers - the toughest of the tough - are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher - an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit - is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have. But Reacher won't quit. He's fighting a new kind of war. And he's taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn't know he had. With his French-born mother dying - and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret - Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed...about his family, his career, his loyalties - and himself. Because this soldier's son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death - and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

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  • oodeluph

    Early Jack Reacher story, takes place while he is in the military. Wonderful book; great action and very nice plot. I loved it. Sorry, no plot spoilers, here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Angie Teal

    This is my absolute favourite Jack Reacher novel so far. It shows how Jack Reacher was molded in the military and through his parents. Great reader like always (Congrats Dick Hill), great story line. Didn't want to get out of the car. If you are interested in reading the whole series I would suggest to start with this book, even though it is book#8 in the series. I hope that Lee Child will write more about Jack Reacher as an active duty soldier.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Kenneth Westbrook

    Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" character seemingly gets trapped and then traps the trappers. Dick Hill is a great narrator and adds to the complexity of the Jack Reacher character. The Jack Reacher character seems to routinely evade the law but his quest is justice which is sometimes puzzling. Nonetheless, this is a wonderful aural entertainment of a book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Corwin Porter

    Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Story has twists and turns all the way to the conclusion.

  • WILLIAM CORSON

    Nice book especially when listened to first in the series. Read the books as they were published but listening in the proper order is nice.

  • Mary Ann Frishman

    I have read many Lee Child books and I think that the books are better read than listened to.

  • PAMELA THOMPSON

    Excellent Reacher escapade, always on target, always in control. Narration is spot on and compelling.

  • Andrew Soliz

    great book good mystery story ,gives clues of who is the bad Guy but you have to pay attention to details given.

  • Anonymous

    This one was hard to put down. I carried it with my cleaning and other house hold activities.

  • Anonymous

    I really enjoy the Jack Reacher novels and this one is not different. Really interesting to "go back" and see how Reacher became Reacher. You will love it.