Without Fail (Jack Reacher Series #6)

Without Fail (Jack Reacher Series #6)

by Lee Child
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Without Fail (Jack Reacher Series #6) by Lee Child

Jack Reacher takes aim at the White House in the sixth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.
 
Skilled, cautious, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is perfect for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically, of course. A female Secret Service agent wants Reacher to find the holes in her system, and fast—because a covert group already has the vice president in their sights. They’ve planned well. There’s just one thing they didn’t plan on: Reacher.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515144314
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Series: Jack Reacher Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 25,131
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.63(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

LEE CHILD is a #1 bestselling author worldwide. His debut novel, Killing Floor, won two awards for best first mystery and was nominated for two more. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have been sold in ninety-five countries. The movie franchise stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Child, a native of England, is a former television director. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next Jack Reacher thriller.

Hometown:

Birmingham, England

Date of Birth:

1954

Place of Birth:

Coventry, England

Education:

Sheffield University

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Without Fail 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 327 reviews.
JewelDragon More than 1 year ago
In this novel Jack Reacher is asked to find the holes in the security surrounding the Vice President elect. It's setting is from Wyoming to Washington D.C. and places in between. The action never stops. Besides the exciting story we get to learn a bit more about Reacher and his brother. All in all a well written book.
Enrique_d_Vonte More than 1 year ago
This is a spectacular book. Jack Reacher is a character worth revisiting time and time again. Reacher and Neagley make this particular story spectacular with the teamwork they use. Froelich and Stuyvesant are fantastic characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book combines an exciting story about a plot to kill the Vice President-elect with fascinating details about how the US Secret Service protects its charges and the capabilities and limitations of this fabled organization. The author throws in a bit of gratuitous sex and romance, but not enough to slow down the action. The puzzles involved in the case are presented fairly, so the reader has as much chance as Jack Reacher to figure them out in time. The well-known rivalries between the FBI and other national security organization are shown as real but put in perspective. No agent wants wants bureaucratic conflict to trump the mission. There is plenty of technical stuff about weapons, procedures, and jargon. For once they ring true. I've seen alleged ex-CIA and ex-police authors make blunders that ruin the flow of the story. Lee Child gets it right, which means he has great sources and pays attention to detail. All-in-all, a great read and a good introduction to the Secret Service protective detail.
Guest More than 1 year ago
England born, New York based thriller writer Lee Child has made an impact on his chosen genre with his first five novels. Much of the acclaim he has received is undoubtedly due to the creation of his memorable protagonist, Jack Reacher. Jack is a cool, canny and collected former military cop who needs all his skills and know-how in 'Without Fail.' A female Secret Service agent comes to Reacher with an astounding request: 'I want to hire you to assassinate the Vice President of the United States.' According to her this is the only way to test the security system she has in place to protect the newly elected V.P. When she makes this request, she does leave out one significant detail: a team of accomplished killers have already drawn a bead on the Vice President. They, of course, are not aware of Reacher's involvement. Child has spun a complex, unsettling thriller that will satisfy the most ardent suspense fiction fan.
beachpolly More than 1 year ago
I like Jack Reacher stories very much. Hollywood has miscast Tom Cruise in the role of Jack reacher.
Robbie241 More than 1 year ago
I'm working my way thru the Jack Reacher books. This is probably my least favorite of the ones I've read so far. It was still worth reading, especially if you're a Jack Reacher fan and it does share some info about Jack's brother that is interesting. It just didn't grab me with the same degree of excitement that the other Reacher books have done. Plus it seems like the same basic plot has been done by Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Daniel Silva, and several others.
SlapShot62 More than 1 year ago
I've read them in order thus far and have loved the series. Without Fail....#6....does not make the grade. In comparison to the first Reacher books, this one plods along. Action is limited, and isn't that a main reason for reading these types of books? By no means is the story awful nor is it a waste of money; it just does not rise above average. Plodding, characters lack a little depth, limited action - good overall, but just not the level of GREAT I've come to expect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read at least half of the Reacher series and thisnwas my least favorite but still a decent read.
Dr_Yes More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Jack Reacher fan, and I'm reading them in order. Killing Floor got me hooked, and the sequels were both different and entertaining. "Without Fail" disappointed me a little. I sense a pattern (Jack working with one - no here two good-looking women), but nothing seems to be happening until page 250. No page turners, no cliff hangers, Jack not getting physical with bad guys. The plot is good, but the pages leading in to it were a wasteland of non-events.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sure, there's some reality supsense involved, but the writing is crisp, with the perfect amount of detail and I've never been able to guess what's going to happen next or who the bad guy is (at least not 100%). A master and I found this to be one of best I've read; a lot of mental suspense as opposed to all action, but I found it to be a good character building book of the series. Reacher is a complex dude, always slightly out of reach.
Kranker More than 1 year ago
This is way below average when compared to the first 5 books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great addition to the Jack Reacher series but a little bit different than the others in the series. Lee Child pulled off yet one more fantastic book that is a must read for every Lee Child reader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't mind Reacher being a physical superman, even to the point of being unrealistic, but he's also supposed to be reasonably intelligent: he didn't get to be a high-ranking officer, then busted, then fight his way back to Major by being stupid. So when he missed several significant clues during this investigation, including two major ones right at the beginning that I spotted immediately, that was far too unrealistic and contrived for me.
srk8504 More than 1 year ago
not one of Childs best efforts. Seemed liked it took along time to get to a certain place.
TimFTW More than 1 year ago
Some times Child's way to make Reacher look smart is to dumb down everyone around him. Other than that it was a good airplane read
Guest More than 1 year ago
This installment in the Jack Reacher series was amazing. I've read all of the Reacher books and this one I could not put down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Jack Reacher is on the case in this amazingly written book. Just as in all of the Jack Reacher series, Lee Child paints one of the most vivid and provocative tales that I have ever read. I give this book 5 stars and recommend it to any and all readers that love a good action novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Lee Child's books. And I think this is the best yet. Reacher is tapped to help out the secret service with a study. He ends up sticking around longer because of a real threat. The kind of situation Reacher excels at. And it is handled in pure Reacher style. Outstanding book. Jon Jordan
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These books just keep getting better and better! My husband and I watched last night's episode of Rizzoli & Isles and I had to keep my mouth shut about it being a complete rip off of this book because he hasn't read it yet! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
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