Persuader (Jack Reacher, #7) by Lee Child

Persuader (Jack Reacher, #7)

Jack Reacher. The ultimate loner. An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he's moved from place to place...without family...without possessions...without commitments. And without fear. Which is good, because trouble--big, violent, complicated trouble--finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once...not ever. But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who ...

Details Persuader (Jack Reacher, #7)

TitlePersuader (Jack Reacher, #7)
Release DateMar 25th, 2008
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Crime

Reviews Persuader (Jack Reacher, #7)

  • Alp
    People were depending on me. I had been beaten many times. But I had never just quit. Not once. Not ever. This book! OMG, my heart is still beating so fast as though it's going to jump out of my chest! What an adrenaline-pumping ride!Ok, take a deep breath...Alright, I will keep this short as I know that there's no way I can write this review without going into detail, in which will ultimately give the story all away. So, no spoilers here.Once ag...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Persuader (Jack Reacher #7), Lee ChildPersuader is the seventh book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It is written in the first person. Jack Reacher is working unofficially, with the DEA to bring down a boy's father, Zachary Beck, who is suspected of smuggling drugs, under the pretext of trading in oriental carpets. They stage a kidnap effort on Zachary's son, Richard Beck. A frightened Richard places in his trust on Reacher, ...
  • Jeff
    This is the first Jack Reacher book I’ve read. Maybe I should have started with the first one in the series, but I picked up this one used. For fifty cents. Reading some of the Goodreads comments about the varied quality of the Reacher series, I was probably better off starting with this one.The tricksy misdirection at the beginning of the book aside, this was a decent read. Reacher, reminded me of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, big, tough, smar...
  • Julie
    I am totally loving this series. (Although I think it must be best NOT to read them back to back because then the formula wears through.) This is a good one -- tense, claustrophobic, and non-stop action. Two quibbles -- the romance between Reacher and Duffy seems...unmotivated. Like the author says to himself, "And this is the place where I start the romance," and proceeded to have Reacher make out with the nearest available female character. Als...
  • smetchie
    This bad-ass walks around with an anaconda in his pants (apparently, that's a type of revolver but it's still pretty impressive)He has an AOL device hidden in his shoe. He says nothing a lot. So does everyone else in this novel. I'm not cut out for crime fiction. It bugs me.
  • Michael
    To me this was the best of the series after Killing Floor.
  • William
    4-stars, perhaps a bit more.This and "Echo Burning" are by far Child's best books in the series (so far). The pacing is terrific, mostly. The dialogue and action are very good, mostly. The climax is good, but too drawn-out in parts. The plot is very, very clever. This would have been 5-stars if not for Child's momentary returns to excessive detail and repetitive prose. As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of...
  • Krycek
    Gigantic hobo detective Jack Reacher once again wanders into more trouble than any happy-go-lucky wanderer would reasonably expect. This time, after encountering a ghost from his past, a man named Quinn who should be dead, Reacher gets involved in an undercover DEA operation to take the man and his smuggling operation down. Reacher poses as a gun-for-hire in order to infiltrate Quinn's operation. The DEA wants him to go in and recover an agent wh...
  • Cameron Mitchell
    I would have to rank this as one of my favourite Lee Child books, even if I thoughs the start was dubious. For the first chapter or two, I worried this might even be a Reacher novel of a standard to rival the disaster that was Nothing to Lose. Then, of course, we got a little farther into the book and I was able to reassure myself that no book could be as bad as Nothing to Lose. I think if Lee Child were to write another book as bad as Nothing to...
  • Abram
    An awesome Novel.My RATING: 4.4/5The Novel is in full throttle. The flashback story line is awesome and the twist in the flashback is great. The novel is fun and intriguing. Back to awesomeness !See u guys at next, Thank you.
  • Freda Malone
    As always Lee Child is an exceptional writer. I think this one is going to be tabbed a favorite of mine. Reacher has met his match with the character, Paulie, who is just a lowly bodyguard, or so it seems. Finally, my hero (Reacher) isn't so tough and perfect. I love the thinking process in the writing as Reacher tries to solve yet another mystery, but this time, he's a bit slower figuring out the clues. There was more suspense and a little more ...
  • James
    My name is James, and it's been seven months since my last Jack Reacher. The seventh in the series, Persuader should follow the same, increasingly predictable formula. Except, something feels wrong; it doesn't feel like Reacher – from the unusual eagerness to get involved, and the carrying of two guns, to the shooting of a cop. These things are totally out of character for the man we've spent six novels getting to barely know. Then I realised...
  • Harry
    I'm going to add the same review for all of the Reacher series, so if you've read this one, you've read 'em all. If you feel a certain affinity for the lone hero, a man of principle, of unwavering knowledge and assent as to his own actions, than Jack Reacher's your kinda guy. Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running aro...
  • Maureen DeLuca
    A 4 star read - but I just had to throw in another star for such a great series - and of course- a great character!!! I know I'm behind in this series- I started with book 1 and I am reading them all in order- looking forward to book number 8 !!
  • Sloane Howell
    Reacher fights a man the size of Texas, and fires shotguns that could blow a drug tunnel to Mexico. What more can you ask for?
  • Rob
    Number 7 in the Jack Reacher series. Jack Reacher at his best, heart pumping thrills and spills from page one to the very end.Jack can't believe who he has just seen, someone that he killed ten years ago. Jack is quick enough to get the number plate of the car that the dead man just got into. He phones a friend that he knows in the military police to see if a trace can be put on the number plate. Not long after the FBI are knocking on Jack's door...
  • Karin Slaughter
    This is the book that put Lee Child on my must-always-read list. I hated Killing Floor because (1) obviously Lee had never been to Georgia when he wrote this and (2) I wasn't yet published when it came out, so I had to be a jealous hater.Both were remedied by the time I read Persuader, and I could love this book for the pure reading pleasure that it is. Also, I had met Lee by then and he is so handsome and dreamy that it's hard not to see his bea...
  • Nate
    I thought Killing Floor was a fun novel that showed a lot of promise. Its sequel, Die Trying, had very genuinely good shit but also bloated horribly and killed the momentum with the FBI agent plotline. Tripwire had a shamefully obvious mystery and a glacial plot with flashes of true suspense. So I was not really jazzed on the Reacher series. But ever since I started them, I liked Child's overall style, pacing, and prose. But I gotta admit, when I...
  • Manuel Antão
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Shit, This Thing Is Selling Millions: "Persuader" by Lee Child I’m taking two risks here by writing this review. The first risk sounds repetitive. I have the distinct impression that I’ve written about this in several of my previous texts. The second risk might be because you might incur a waste of my (and your) time by reading this diatribe. After reading one more Reacher book, I ...
  • ✨Susan✨
    Another exciting Jack Reacher adventure. Each time I pick one of these up on a Daily Deal I always think that it will be my last, but Lee Child has a great pen for action-adventure. In this addition Jack finds himself knee deep in a covert mission where he is to extract an under cover operative that is caught up in a drug opperation, however, all things are not what they may seem. When he infiltrates and gains the trust of some of the key players...
  • James Fearn
    Nice title. Easy read, not very challenging either.Plot was great.Written like this review.
  • Jeffrey
    The Jack Reacher books by Lee Child are like crack. The action is fast paced, the writing quick. The novels read like the fast paced action thrillers they are. I've read two of Child's Reacher novels (the first and the second) and while I wanted to read them in order my experience with them is that each is self contained. These are not sequential novels per se: one need not read the previous to understand the current. Begin a Reacher novel and yo...
  • Jane Stewart
    2 stars for the back story. 4 stars for the rest. Another fun tough guy Reacher story. Several scenes where he takes out bad guys, my favorite parts.STORY BRIEF:Reacher thought he killed bad guy Quinn ten years ago. He recently saw Quinn on the street. He learns that FBI agents are trying to catch Quinn and Beck who work together. They believe Beck is into drug smuggling. Reacher gets hired by Beck and is now undercover.REVIEWER’S OPINION:There...
  • Robert
    It's nice to see a recurring character series where the author isn't afraid to take narrative risks - in this case altering his established structural style by using a parallel flashback storyline.**** I used this exact same review for Another Man's Moccasins, the 4th book in the Longmire series. Lee Child did it half a decade earlier (and I'd be surprised if he was the first) but its just as impressive, and just as well done.
  • Kathy Davie
    Tenth chronologically in the Jack Reacher thriller series (and seventh publication-wise) revolving around a retired MP roaming the country and rescuing the threatened. What can I say? Reacher just hates "big smug people who think they can get away with things".My TakeReacher is hot for vengeance and talk about TENSION. Sneaky, too. A grand scheme to get Reacher inside the house so he can search for a missing agent. A plan with so many ways it cou...
  • Hobart
    It's really hard to say something about a Jack Reacher book--in a very real sense, if you've read one, you've read 'em all (maybe this changes after book 7, but I doubt it). But dang it all if you don't come back for more and more and more--like Pringles, or Fritos, etc. Great action; totally outlandish, but (in the moment definitely) believable plot; lots of testosterone-y fun.Two things I'd like to mention about this book. First, there's this f...
  • Hossein
    خب اینم از کتاب هفتم جک ریچر اول از همه باید بگم مهمترین تغییری که این کتاب نسبت به کتابهای قبلی داشته اینه که به زبان اول شخص روایت میشه(درست مثل کتاب اول) که بستگی به علاقه تون داره که بهتر شده یا بدتر(من که در هر دو حالت خوشم میاد)دوم اینکه ایین کتاب ...
  • Susan
    Audible. I listened to the end, so I must give it at least two stars. Interested in getting a sense of genre fiction. REacher the hero. Mainly the lonely guy, can't see much else here. Lover. Loyal. A certain ethic about who it's okay to slaughter. A long painful history your'e supposed to care about. Can't even count all of the folks he kills in the book. The main evil guy he kills twice, pretty clever I suppose--once in the flashback but obviou...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    And here we go again. Jack is (in this volume) the ex-MP (as opposed to the books where we get stories during his time as active duty MP). The book opens with a scene that sets up our story and leaves us wondering in what "our hero" is involved. What is happening has to do with JR seeing someone from his past, someone who is supposed dead. As a matter of fact Reacher had no doubts he was dead (view spoiler)[ as Jack shot the head. (hide ...
  • Riju Ganguly
    Books can cause real pain. As the world beyond the room goes silently into the embrace of Morpheus, hapless guys stuck with an unputdownable read, keep rubbing their eyes, and carry on. It happens whenever a Jack Reacher novel gets picked up by me. It happens especially if Reacher has some unfinished business, that must be settled NOW. Because, right then the book becomes an unfinished business, and I become Jack Reacher.Unfortunately, the climax...