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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (21,296 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Johnathan McClain Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date:
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Tripwire is the third Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child and begins in Key West, Florida where Reacher has decided to settle down a bit after leading a mostly nomadic existence. He's working as a bouncer at a nightclub and is approached by a P. I. looking for him on behalf of a Mrs. Jacob. Jack doesn't recognize the name and lies, saying that he doesn't know anyone by the name of Reacher. Later, when the P. I. turns up dead and more men show up looking for him, Reacher decides to track down this elusive Mrs. Jacob and finds that she is the widowed daughter of his mentor, Leon Garber who is now dead and has left Reacher his house.

Together, Mrs. Jacob, or Jodie, and Reacher start looking into Jodie's father's last case, and they find that he was involved with helping a couple by the name of Hobie who had been swindled out of money trying to locate their MIA son, Victor Truman Hobie. There's a mystery surrounding Hobie's death that Jodie and Reacher must unravel together, but anyone who looks too carefully into the matter seems to wind up dead. As they explore their romantic feelings for each other, Jodie and Reacher are vulnerable to attack from an individual who doesn't hesitate to maim and torture people to get what he wants. In a stunning finale where Jodie is taken prisoner, Reacher must exert himself to the extreme and get her back before it's too late.

This is yet another action-packed, smart thriller from Lee Child, developing the character of Jack Reacher further. In the first novel, Reacher was an anti-social nomad, but now, he's beginning to fit into society and even developing a romantic interest. The thing that separates Reacher from many other action heroes is that he looks at every situation with fresh eyes and doesn't take anything for granted. Overall, this is an exciting book with a highly satisfying conclusion.

Lee Child is the pseudonym of British author Jim Grant who was born in Coventry, England. He attended the University of Sheffield, where he studied law, but he had no intention of actually becoming a lawyer. Next, he worked with Granada television as a presentation director for nearly twenty years before beginning his career as a novelist. Grant's wife, Jane, is a New Yorker, and Grant himself moved to the United States in 1998. He has written seventeen Jack Reacher novels which have won various awards, including the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, and the National Book Award.

In Tripwire, Lee Child pits ex-military policeman Jack Reacher against his most deadly and merciless adversary yet.

Jack Reacher washes up in the Florida Keys with his savings running out; he spends his days digging pools and his nights as the bouncer at the local strip club. But a private investigator intrudes upon his tropical refuge, seeking Reacher out. When he discovers the PI’s lifeless beaten body lying in the street, Reacher heads north to determine who is trying to find him—and why.

Tracing the dead man’s trail to New York, Reacher discovers the PI was working for Leon Garber, Reacher’s former commanding officer, mentor, and close friend. Reacher teams up with Garber’s daughter, a sharp Wall Street lawyer, to find out why Leon needed Reacher’s help. They soon find themselves embroiled in a life-threatening search for the truth—and the deeper they dig, the more dangerous and twisted their path becomes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire. It’s a tightly-drawn and swift thriller that gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be.”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A stylistic thriller as complex and disturbing as its hero.”

    Stephen White, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Good thrillers exist in a class of their own. The point of such a book is total escape, and Tripwire fills the bill.”

    Denver Post

  • “This is pulse-pounding suspense, and Child hardly misses a beat.”

    Arizona Daily Star

  • “Every bit as lean and compulsive as its predecessors, it also builds on the freshest aspect of those books: Reacher may be a tough, epic hero, but he always remains human and vulnerable.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “Child...takes great pains to balance larger-than-life characters like Reacher and Hobie with a convincing supporting cast, using them to ground the novel in reality. He is also careful to show other sides of Reacher, who, with his impressive physical stature and penchant for violence, evokes such legendary fictional tough guys as Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer and Richard Stark’s Parker.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “A dynamo of a character, wily in an innocent sort of way, and the anchor to one of the best new series in thriller fiction…He’s spellbinding whether kicking in doors or just kicking around a thought in his brain.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Edgy, exciting reading.”


  • “Child’s crisp prose, intriguing protagonist, and skilled storytelling should win fans. Suspense fiction doesn’t get much better than this.”

    Library Journal

  • “Fun...Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Explores a violent underworld and the determination of a tough, thoughtful main character. Throughout this cross-country cat-and-mouse tale, the author’s spare style reveals telling details: layers of intrigue, poignant moments, hideous crimes, and ingenious solutions.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 2/17/2014

    " Still loving Jack Reacher. Pretty sure he looks like Hugh Jackman... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David | 2/13/2014

    " Is there anything that Jack Reacher can't do? I love how it seems like he may not know what is going on but later reveals his complete understanding of the little details. It keeps you guess how things are going to turn out. A little mystery, a little action... good combination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hans | 2/12/2014

    " One man show Reacher! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by jaadhimalli | 2/11/2014

    " I think I prefer Reacher when he is old. 'Jodie' slim-factor is emphasized more than necessary. This one doesnt have much of action as other books I have read. A little disappointing compared to Killing Floor or Worth dying books. "

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