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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,204 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9780307749550
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Everything starts somewhere …

For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up.

A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.

Reacher is ordered undercover—to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control.

Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice—and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust one another, Reacher and Deveraux reluctantly join forces. Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission and turn him into a man to be feared.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Big, exciting…The Affair shakes up the status quo.”

    New York Times

  • “The [Reacher] novel fans have been waiting for.”

    USA Today

  • “Fans of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher thrillers are in for a treat…It’s taut, twisty fun.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “One of the best Reacher books yet.”

    Associated Press

  • “A veritable tour de force…brilliantly constructed, flawlessly executed, and deliciously plotted.”

    Washington Times

  • “One of the best Reacher books yet…The tension builds early and continues nonstop.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Solid action, wry humor, [and] smart dialogue.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Exciting and suspenseful, with deceit and cover-ups, violence, and sex, this is another great entry in Child’s compelling series.”

    Library Journal

  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 2/10/2014

    " Another outstanding Reacher adventure. How long do I have to wait for the next book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jose | 2/7/2014

    " Like the previous books when the author goes back in the life of Reacher I enjoy the story a lot more... especially this one because it finally gives you the story of how and why he got out... and personally I finally got my answer about how he got the toothbrush and why he does not uses toothpaste. The actual story line was interesting also... although it could've use a few more surprises... but overall I enjoyed the book a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 T. | 2/7/2014

    " This is the fourth book I've read in this series. So far it was the best. You think you know who the bad guy is and then the author makes everyone a suspect. It kept me guessing and that made it interesting. On to the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey Burnette | 2/6/2014

    " Lee Child never disappoints. This one was particularly fun because you get to go back in time and see Reacher when he is still in the Army. I also enjoyed the short story included in this edition, which gives you a glimpse of Reacher as a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 1/25/2014

    " I thought this was a nice step back in time in Reacher land, with some of the nice ties to previous/later books. It seemed to be before he became a crazy killing machine, but still, chock full of violence. I guess I'm considering the criticism I've read before that there is no way that some of these things would be possible in a new light; did I know the answer before it was laid out in front of me? Nope. Could I imagine, in my wildest dreams, the thread which Reacher would unravel to confirm his suspicions? No. But the story, and the ending, were pretty much what I expected. So in that sense, a good yarn, with just the right amount on the spool to keep me interested. Good times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimagn | 1/20/2014

    " Typically wonderful, suspenseful, exciting story by Lee Childs. This one provides a little more depth and insight into one of our favorite characters. My only question: Why would anyone cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher?!?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kerry | 1/19/2014

    " Answers a lot of questions for me about Major Reacher! Great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Christie | 1/15/2014

    " Cant get too much of this Reacher guy! Read every book except for one.Which Im off to read next as it happens.Another 5 stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Davis | 1/4/2014

    " Another good Reacher tale but a bit different. The plot shows how and why Reacher left the army - a fact never before revealed. Very good twists at the conclusion -- real good twists! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 10/30/2013

    " Lee Child has returned to top form with this book. His previous 2-3 offerings were decent but not quite up to the spectacular level he found with his earlier books. The Affair may be the best written of any of the Reacher series, and the plot and characters are nearly as compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 July Wolfe | 10/1/2013

    " I loved that this one went back in time, gave us a look at Reacher's military career and his separation from the army. And what he was doing while his brother was in Georgia. Makes me want to read the whole series over again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 9/29/2013

    " Jack's last US Army adventure. I think he was railroaded. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 8/30/2013

    " This Reacher novel has him back in the Army and explains why he got out. And if course he gets the bad guys and the girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 7/26/2013

    " This books takes you back to the event that lead to the end Jack Reacher's military career. In in Child's typical fashion, he keeps the reader engaged with twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/24/2013

    " I like all the Lee Child books I have read so far about Jack Reacher. The Affair was more brain candy like the others. Not deep. Just fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Jackson | 6/11/2013

    " Jack Reacher is my hero! He gets the bad guys once again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steph | 2/26/2013

    " Super easy to read. Gets you hooked almost in the first chapter. Found the writing style repetitive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/13/2013

    " I didn't enjoy this book as much as I have his others that I've read. Still love his style tho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 6/28/2012

    " Not my favorite Reacher book, but it was still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 6/23/2012

    " I enjoyed learning more about Reacher's history. The Kindle version also includes a Reacher short story that goes even further back in Reacher's past to when he was a teenager. The Affair was fast-paced, with a great plot and diverse characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey Lawson | 4/25/2012

    " Whatever...it was slightly entertaining, but not really worth thinking about much more than that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 3/24/2012

    " Good entertaining read, and Dick Hill does another great job as the audiobook narrator. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina Lantz | 3/18/2012

    " It was a good mystery. My first Reacher. I will read more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/26/2011

    " read all the Jack Reacher series to date. most fast paste a couple not but still good!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/7/2011

    " This takes you back to the beginning, the case that started it all and gives you incite into Reacher. The mystery kept me second guessing myself all the way to the end and that's just the way I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 11/7/2011

    " I read half this book when my husband took it away from me to read. So a week later I finally got to finish it! Always wondered how and why Jack took to the road after the military career and now I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 11/7/2011

    " After reading 61 hours I was a little dubious...Great comeback an excellent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 11/3/2011

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Jack Reacher; prequel to the Reacher series, regarding his assignment as an MP to determine if military personnel are responsible for the murder of a number of women in a small town
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/3/2011

    " Slower start than my favorite Jack Reacher books, but overall a great story. It was also pretty awesome to get the backstory of how Reacher left the Army & became a "nomad". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 11/3/2011

    " Just as involving as ever. A good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garth | 11/2/2011

    " A (or maybe the) prequel to the Jack Reacher series, and in the same mould. Fun escapism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/2/2011

    " I love Reacher, but this one seemed slightly formulaic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/2/2011

    " Prequel to Jack Reacher books. I loved the info and insight into Jack. This has been one of my favorite series'.
    "

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About the Author
Author Lee Child

Lee Child is the author of more than twenty Jack Reacher thrillers, including several New York Times bestsellers and number-one bestsellers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. He is a native of England and a former television director.

About the Narrator

Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.