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A Wanted Man

A Wanted ManLee Child isn't making it easy for Tom Cruise, who's starring in Jack Reacher (this December's action film based on Child's ninth novel, One...A Wanted ManThrillerLee Child isn't making it easy for Tom Cruise, who's starring in Jack Reacher (this December's action film based on Child's ninth novel, One...2012-10-05Delacorte
ADVENTURE HERO Tom Reacher is back, but this time around, the novel is too sluggish to keep audiences interested

ADVENTURE HERO Tom Reacher is back, but this time around, the novel is too sluggish to keep audiences interested

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A Wanted Man

Genre: Thriller; Author: Lee Child; Publisher: Delacorte

Lee Child isn’t making it easy for Tom Cruise, who’s starring in Jack Reacher (this December’s action film based on Child’s ninth novel, One Shot). He may be okay with Cruise playing his rugged hero Reacher, but on the second page of A Wanted Man Child reminds us the ex-military cop is ”a big man, six feet five inches tall, heavily built.” Reacher needs that heft for his new adventure, which involves a terrorist cell, a murder in rural Nebraska, and a kidnapped cocktail waitress. Child’s prose is muscular and fast-paced, though not speedy enough to make up for a convoluted plot that doesn’t always track. B

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