The Secret: Jack Reacher, Book 28 (Jack Reacher, 28)

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Chicago. 1992. A hospital patient wakes to find two strangers by his bed.

They show him a list of names and ask a simple but impossible question. Minutes later he falls to his death from his twelfth-floor window – a fall which generates some unexpected attention.

That attention comes from the Secretary of Defense, who calls for an inter-agency task force to investigate. Jack Reacher, recently demoted from Major, is assigned as the Army’s representative. If he gets a result, great. If not, he’s a convenient fall guy.

Reacher may be an exceptional military investigator, but office politics aren’t what gets him up in the morning. As he races to identify a cold-blooded killer and uncover a secret that stretches back 23 years, he must navigate around his new partners.

Will Reacher bring the bad guys to justice the official way . . . or his way?

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Bantam (24 Oct. 2023)




336 pages






16.2 x 3.2 x 24 cm

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  1. 08

    by AlliMac

    I have read most, if not all, of the Jack Reacher novels. I was a bit disappointed with this one, to be honest. It seemed like two unconnected stories had been bolted together to meet a deadline, and one of them was just a list of third-party murders. I don’t know if it’s because Lee and Andrew Child are still developing their partnership, but I hope it gels better in time for their next book. That’s for damn sure !

  2. 08

    by Jim Bowen

    Lee Child writes about Jack Reacher, a man mountain former military policeman who “walks the Earth” round America, getting into scrapes, investigating crime. Every so often we get a story from his army days, which allows us get a bit more back history about the guy.

    In this book (which is set in the early 1990s), Reacher has been recently demoted to captain (he’s later re-promoted to major -though not in this book), and he is ordered to Washington DC to investigate the death of government scientists who are being killed years after they worked on a special project together.

    The book is a standard “Reacher in the army” book. He takes charge, and “kicks behind and takes names”. It’s not particularly long either, so there’s little unneeded verbiage, so the book sort of drives itself along, which is good. We do get to see the killer’s point of view though, as the book alternates between their, and Reacher’s timeline, which is typical of the series.

    My one grumble would be that if you’re paying attention, you’re probably going to find it easy to guess the killer, which lets the reader down I think, as otherwise this book is a pretty decent read.

  3. 08

    by Amazon Customer

    Reacher pops up in the storyline occasionally, usually several steps behind and has no real effect on the progress of the story. He comes in at the end with a flash of the old Reacher, but too little too late. I expected to be disappointed with this book as the plots have been getting thinner and any twists, weak. I was proved correct. I have no doubt fans (and me, as I have all the series) will buy this and the next couple of books to contribute to the Child’s retirement fund but the books have really reached the end.

  4. 08

    by Sportsman and Customer

    Andrew is learning – as I’ve said before his first efforts sub ing for Lee were crap, but this is much closer to Lee- well done- it’s well worth a read ,I’m back on board the Reacher train…..

  5. 08

    by tony seddon

    How refreshing to have Jack back in context.
    I was pleased not to have to believe this old guy
    Could still hack the pace.

  6. 08

    by HarryD

    Book was ok, but definitely not as good as previous Reacher books.
    Didn’t like the first few chapters where action jumped between characters and locations.
    Later on in book this is rectified and it becomes easier to read with a change in location and character is made with a new chapter.
    Story not too bad. Will think hard before buying next book in series.

  7. 08

    by Glenikins

    Not bad. I started out feeling a little disappointed but the story improved after a while. A little formulaic. Far too many instances of the term “all kinds of…”. Not worth the just-published price; I’ll wait a while before purchasing No.29.

  8. 08

    by Dave

    Not one of my favourite in the series, but worth a read if your a Reacher fan.

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