EW Staff
May 16, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Persuader

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Lee Child
genre
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Jack Reacher, making his seventh appearance in a novel, is an ex — military cop. This means he knows lots about how to kill people and doesn’t waste a lot of energy speaking in full sentences. But boy, is he smart, as is Child, who here places Reacher undercover in the remote coastline house of a very bad man. With so many people to kill — and so many weapons to choose from — Reacher is one happy camper. The ending drags, but the story is otherwise as tightly wound as Reacher himself.

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