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  • ISBN 0593065719
  • ISBN13 978-0593065716
  • Language English
  • Author Lee Child
  • Publisher Random House Export; 1st Edition edition (September 1, 2011)
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Part of Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Thirty thousand people.

Part of Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29. Chapter One. 1. The Pentagon is the world's largest office building, six and a half million square feet, thirty thousand people, more than seventeen miles of corridors, but it was built with just three street doors, each one of them opening into a guarded pedestrian lobby. Or: Guilty as charged. Way to my left the four spare guys were watching me. But not moving.

The Affair is the sixteenth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child but is a prequel set chronologically before most of them. It was published on 29 September 2011 in the United Kingdom and was published on 27 September 2011 in the US. . It was published on 29 September 2011 in the United Kingdom and was published on 27 September 2011 in the USA. The Affair is a prequel set six months before Child's first novel, Killing Floor and setting out the explosive circumstances under which Reacher's career in the United States Army was terminated. This book is written in the first person.

Home Lee Child The Affair. It's the back of beyond. We got books in the mail. I knew there was a big wide world out there. So I had to get away. Part of Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten of which have reached the position. The Affair is the fifteenth novel in Lee Child’s Reacher series, but its events precede the other fourteen. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City. Or you can start with The Affair.

اریخ نخستین خوانش: The Affair (Jack Reacher, Lee Child The Affair is the sixteenth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child but is a prequel set chronologically before most of them. This book is written in the first person and first published on 29 September 2011 in the United Kingdom.

A novel of unrelenting suspense that could only come from the pen of New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, The Affair is the start of the Reacher saga, a thriller that takes Reacher-and his readers-right to the edge. there are also other books if you are interested

A novel of unrelenting suspense that could only come from the pen of New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, The Affair is the start of the Reacher saga, a thriller that takes Reacher-and his readers-right to the edge. there are also other books if you are interested. and it's all completely free.

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far. He is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards.

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Lee Childis one of the world's leading thriller writers. His debut novel, Killing Floor,was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher. He won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2011 prize with 61 Hours.

Talk about Affair

In the canon of the long running Jack Reacher series by Lee Child “The Affair” is significant as it jumps back in time to 1997 and tells the story of Reacher’s final days in the US Army leading to his involuntary separation due to a reduction in force. In this sixteenth book in the saga we find Reacher under cover in his capacity as a Military Police investigator (he appears to be CID, Criminal Investigation Division which is the first time this distinction is made and explains a lot) in a small Mississippi town. There have been three murders of young women with all the same M.O. and suspicion that the killer might be a special ops soldier from the nearby base. The local sheriff is a beautiful (of course) ex-Marine provost marshal who may be harboring a few secrets of her own and naturally she and JR hook up. Throw in some high level interference from the Pentagon and above and our hero’s got his work cut out for him.

Unfortunately this is not Child’s best story, it is overly long at 528 pages and moves quite slowly which is atypical for him. Surprisingly there’s also quite a bit more sex in “The Affair” that’s described in more graphic detail than previous books and felt unnecessary. Also, there is remarkably little action; Reacher beats up a couple of local hillbillies from a large family of bottom feeders who then come back later on with two cousins for reinforcements and they too are summarily dispatched. Further along the persistent fellows bring another two (making 6) relations to confront Reacher and he takes them all out without breaking a sweat. Reacher also encounters some wannabe militia types in the woods, easily disarms three of them and executes one who confesses to killing an innocent young man earlier. Really, that’s about it which is a light body count for this character to chalk up in one of his adventures.

As with many of Mr. Child’s novels he continues to have problems with the details of U.S. military life and makes a number of errors here. To begin with, Sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux supposedly voluntarily separated from the USMC with 16 years of service because she feared being involuntarily separated due to force reductions. If her record was good and she made it that far she would very probably be allowed to remain in 4 more years to retirement eligibility at 20 years and be eligible for a decent pension and other benefits. More than once it’s mentioned her rank was Chief Warrant Officer 5 which is impossible. DoD pay charts don’t even list base pay for a CWO5 until 20 years of service so she could have never achieved that rank by 16 years; and if she had she could have continued on longer than that.

Reacher’s favorite NCO, Francis Neagley is back, this time around she is labeled as “First Sergeant” Neagley. First Sergeant is a duty title not a rank. In the Army a “diamond wearing” first sergeant is a Sergeant First Class (E-7) of Master Sergeant (E-8) who is serving in a position as senior enlisted member of a company sized unit. The 1SG is involved in the ‘care and feeding’ of the troops and has oversight of the orderly room, makes sure leave paperwork gets processed, and that a myriad of other personnel issues are accomplished. Given the type of job that Neagley has, the organization she belongs to, and the things she does in these books she seems way too busy to be a 1SG so probably is an SFC or MSG to be accurate. Child also continues to obsess over Neagley’s never seeking an officer’s commission as if it’s some sort of character flaw. Not everyone chooses to pursue a commission and many, many people prefer to work at the operational level of a non-commissioned officer and avoid the politics of being a commissioned officer. There’s nothing unusual about this whatsoever.

Later on a statement’s made “there certainly aren’t any senators in the army” but that’s not accurate either. Maybe none are on active duty but there a number of folks who serve in the various branches of the Guard and Reserves on vacation from their elected roles.

In describing subdued rank insignia on the old battle dress uniform (BDU) it’s stated that the “little black oak leaves” denote a Major (O-4) which is incorrect. Black oak leaves (silver on non-tactical uniforms) indicate a Lt. Colonel (O-5); Majors wear gold-brown colored oak leaves (gold on non-tactical uniforms). That should have been an easy thing to research with a quick Google inquiry.

In another discussion Reacher says the longest he’s ever been in one place has been “less than 6 months” which is just baloney. Typical officer assignments are 2-3 years; you need that long to learn the job and the people at that location and if nothing else to justify the expense of your government funded PCS (permanent change of station) move. Of course JR doesn’t really own anything so the cost would be negligible for him I’ll concede. Also in discussing the military promotion system Reacher says at one point “no one stays 5 years at the same rank. You’d have to be an idiot.” Well, that’s just not so and promotions are based on a number of factors governed by something called DOPMA which has been in effect since the 1970’s. The number of officers in a given pay grade is capped and promotions are tied to the vacancies in each grade as officers are promoted up, separate, or retire. There are general time in grade requirements too, these can change over time but in my day you had to wait 7 years to move from Captain to Major, it was a LONG wait. Being an “idiot” won’t help your chances of advancement but it’s more complicated than that.

Finally, near the conclusion of the tale JR pulls “the illicit Beretta from my Class A coat pocket” which gave me a laugh. A Beretta 92 which up until recently has been the standard issue military sidearm since the early 80’s is a very large pistol. It’s thick and heavy and stuffed in any of the pockets of a fitted military dress uniform it would print like crazy; you could see it a mile away. Considering this action takes place inside the Pentagon makes it even more ridiculous. A Walther PPK maybe, not a Beretta 92 in that uniform.

So, only 3-stars for “The Affair”, Child has written better and I plan to read every one because all of my fault-finding aside, these are still damned entertaining books. I just wish Mr. Child would do a little more homework on the military aspects of his stories; the errors possibly just sail over the heads of those without any prior service but his armed forces veteran readers probably cringe or roll their eyes at the frequent mistakes. On to “A Wanted Man”.
*caution: the following review may contain mild spoilers*

For a late-in-the-series Jack Reacher novel (number 16) this has been a bland and uneventful novel, which felt somewhat drawn out a lot of the time. The "surprise twist" shared among the Reacher series books did not posses the wow-factor typically found in earlier novels. Majority of the character time was spent going from one place to another within a small town, Mississippi, "investigating" - a word enclosed in quotations as the bulk of the investigative work was spent drinking coffee, and eating hamburgers and peach pies with the local sheriff. The Affair supplies a small portion of Reacher's past, as it's written in a flashback style (book goes back to 1997), references few static characters found in numerous novels, though introduces none additional ones that are of any interest. If you're a fan of the Reacher series and must read every book, then by all means pick this one up - you're likely to go through it very quickly. If you're looking to pick up a Reacher novel at random, then I would advise to avoid this one.
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I used to be a Harry Hole Enthusiast, but I caught onto Jack Reacher by Lee Child. Both the same kind of guy, however this one reminds me of a Stephan Segal with ethics and morals above all else. He fights battles, he really does not need to get into. Seems to have a great sense of profiling. Sometimes, I can see some things that come up, others I can't. HOWEVER, the hints are there, and the reading is fast. I have never read books faster than this. Read 8 of them at least in less than three weeks. A new record for me. Also, rely on sleeping pills to get some sleep. I found myself up at 5:30 AM still reading and ticked that I had to get sleep. There are about 43 or more of these books. I plan on reading them all! Thanks to a good friend to help me lose sleep and to keep my mind off of pains from broken legs, ankles, plus! I owe you one!
If a whodunit is still a page-turner on the second read, it’s a good book. The Affair is a good book. Even though it’s my second time reading it, even though I knew how it would end, I still found myself turning pages late into the night until I finished it.

The Affair is set in 1997. Major Jack Reacher is an active duty soldier and an experienced investigator in the military police. In response to the Clinton Era peace dividend, the U.S. Army is winnowing the ranks, and Reacher’s own career is on the line.

He is ordered to investigate under cover the murder of a woman near an Army base in Mississippi. Members of a special ops group are considered suspects, but the Pentagon wants to make sure the blame is placed anywhere except on its soldiers. The case is political suicide, professionally speaking, but like a good soldier, Reacher takes it anyway.

And solves it. I won’t reveal the solution, but readers of Lee Child’s previous novels will now understand why Reacher left the service and began his peregrinations across the American heartland.

The Affair is the fifteenth novel in Lee Child’s Reacher series, but its events precede the other fourteen. You can read the series in publication order, starting with The Killing Floor, whose events are foreshadowed in The Affair. Or you can start with The Affair. Either way, you’re in for classic Lee Child—even the second time around.