The Enemy (2004) In this prequel to last year's Jack Reacher novel "Persuader," it's 1990 and Reacher is still an MP in the U.S. Army -- a nasty… 2004-05-11 Fiction Mystery and Thriller
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The Enemy (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: May 11, 2004; Writer: Lee Child; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller

In this prequel to last year's Jack Reacher novel ''Persuader,'' it's 1990 and Reacher is still an MP in the U.S. Army -- a nasty battlefield of politics where the diminishing threat of Russia is creating rifts within the ranks. When a general is found dead in a seedy motel room, Reacher tries to solve the murder as bodies continue to pile up and superiors with questionable motives thwart his every move. Reacher remains engaging and charming in his own emotionally handicapped way, and Child again emerges as a worthy successor to Tom Clancy.

Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints