Echo burning [electronic resource] / Lee Child.
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- ISBN: 9780451482297 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (14 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015.
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Narrator: Dick Hill.
The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" ( People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher. Thumbing across the scorched west Texas desert, loner Jack Reacher has nowhere to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is pretty Carmen Greer. But for Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen's got a story to tell, and it's a wild one. All about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's pure Gothic. She's also got a plan. Jack Reacher's part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 May 2001
Carmen Greer wants out of a bad marriage, but it's going to be tricky. Her abusive husband, Sloop, is in prison on an IRS beef; he's due out soon, and he knows it was Carmen who turned him in to the feds. Faced with losing her daughter to Sloop and his full-pockets Texas family, Carmen takes to auditioning hitchhikers for the job of killing her husband. She winds up with ex-military cop Jack Reacher. He won't kill Sloop, but he does take a job as a ranch hand on the Greers' spread in hopes of protecting Carmen. He never gets a chance. Soon after Sloop returns, he's murdered in his bedroom with Carmen's gun. She refuses to defend herself, even though Reacher is certain she's innocent. This fifth Reacher novel is brilliantly plotted, and Reacher himself seems to get more deadly as he slips steadily down the economic ladder, ever further removed from the veneer of normalcy that military life provided. Reacher is a one-man wrecking crew nourished only by the hunt. For anyone who thinks the hard-boiled genre is growing soft around the edges. ((Reviewed May 1, 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews
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