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3.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 53.96 out of 5 3.96 (26 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: October 2012 ISBN: 9781101615553
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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.

Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who's come looking for him. But hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's trail back to New York, Reacher's compelled to find out who was looking for him and why. He never expected the reasons to be so personal--and twisted. Download and start listening now!


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 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 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 Hans | 2/12/2014

    " One man show Reacher! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 2/10/2014

    " The bad guy is very very bad and Reacher is apparently a superhero and love interest is very very beautiful and I thought maybe she needed a few groceries--she sounded a little emaciated to me. This was my first Reacher book. The writing didn't enthrall me but I think I will try one more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Drunkentractor | 1/21/2014

    " Now I need to read 'Running Blind'. I think this series is great. The only problem is, with any bodies books, they start to read the same. The only difference is the story, and that's good enough for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Milka | 1/21/2014

    " Another great Jack reacher story as usual. This one is full of twists that kept me on the edge. I'm pretty good at predicting what happens in books but I never saw these twists coming. This is a great mystery that doesn't unfold until the very end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Sorensen | 1/20/2014

    " Reacher is enjoying life in the Florida Keys when a P.I from N.Y City, who has been hired to find him, ends up dead. Heading to N.Y. to find out why someone was killed he ends up reconnecting with an old friend. Does this reunion lead to problems? Also, drifter Jack ends up owning a house!!!!! That has got to cramp his lifestyle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/3/2014

    " A solid thriller. Two parallel storylines. Scary villain. More tension than action but it kept me up late reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/2/2014

    " Fast easy light read - a real page turner. Gruesomely bloodthirsty. Read it in less than 8 days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/7/2013

    " Seems to hop around from scene to scene but if you stick with it the book gets very suspenseful & hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny Southwell | 11/7/2013

    " Easy light fast paced bloody gory thriller. Best thing about it? I started it on Monday finished it by Saturday. Worst thing? I guessed the ending . . . About half way through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lola4 | 10/27/2013

    " One of the more exciting Child page-turners. I would have given it 5-stars except the story about how Allen made it back from Vietnam with millions was pretty far-fetched and just didn't work for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Archie | 10/25/2013

    " 2/2012 Update: Did not enjoy it as much as I remember in the past... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Green | 10/16/2013

    " It was a good book, was set up well from the start but ending was kind of predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rick Reed | 10/2/2013

    " Another excellent Reacher novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 9/15/2013

    " Very compelling, an action-packed page-turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy Hamnett | 9/4/2013

    " first time read one of his, but not bad, took a while to get into, but better once further into story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fraser Dyer | 8/29/2013

    " A bit too violent for my tastes but a good thriller "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 8/16/2013

    " I was getting ready to give up on the Jack Reacher series after "Die Trying" but this sucked me right back in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Boocock | 7/28/2013

    " Kept me gripped from start to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin | 6/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! Just when I thought I figured it out, something new would come into the story and mess up my conclusion. I liked the twists, the characters, and the overall adventure. I would recommend this book, and I will definitely try some more books in the "Jack Reacher" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Agnes Adriana | 5/3/2013

    " Thanks goodness I finished this book, I could not cope with another night reading till 2 AM when my eyes could no longer stay open. What a thriller. I think it was the best of the Reacher series I have read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott Theis | 3/9/2013

    " As good as the first ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyne | 12/29/2012

    " Hard to believe plot lines abound in Child's book but Reacher is the man and these are great pleasure reads... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frank Jarome | 11/11/2012

    " Definitely my least favorite Reacher to date. Eventually it got really good, but it took FOREVER to get to that point. I hope the next one is paced better, or I might be taking a break from ol' Jack for a while "

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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

Johnathan McClain is an American actor, voice-over talent, and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He pursued stage acting in New York for a number of years and has appeared in many television series, including Law & Order: SVU, Medium, Scoundrels, and CSI: Miami. He also has several narration credits, including Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series and Jeremy Logan novels by Lincoln Child.