The Sentinel

The Sentinel

Book - 2020
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"It is close to midnight on a Saturday night when Jack Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville. Reacher is in no hurry. He has no appointments to keep. No people to see. No scores to settle. Not yet anyway. But in the early morning hours, under particular circumstances, a familiar thought will be snaking through his sharp, instinctual lizard brain: A voice in his head telling him to walk away. Of course, this wouldn't be the first time he listened to his gut instead. Meanwhile, seventy-five miles south and west of Music City is a sleepy little town where a recently-fired guy nurses a grudge that will fester into fury--and a desire for payback. But who is watching him, standing guard over a long-buried secret, ready to strike before it can be revealed? If you don't have a sense of the danger you're in, then it's best to have Reacher"--
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781984818461
Characteristics: 351 pages ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Grant, Andrew 1968-- Author

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noaprof
Nov 23, 2020

So disappointing. Clear early on this is not Lee Child's voice. The plot is both thin and nearly identical to the previous book; set in some nowhere Midwest burg with no attractive features, involving some sort of computer gone wild concept and peopled by the usual villains who are always Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian. Child has admitted he doesn't even like his protagonist, so he just should stop now. There are too many fine previous Reacher books to be savored again, so I'm done here.

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therapymutt
Nov 23, 2020

while accomplishing a goal a fox will act like a dog if need be.

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NRBBrady
Nov 22, 2020

I see very mixed reviews for this latest Jack Reacher tale. I have to confess that it seemed just a tad "off", and once the reader understands that Lee Child is listed for familiarity and association with Jack Reacher, and that Andrew Child penned this particular story, then it becomes a bit clearer. Yes, still the formula Jack Reacher - traveling with no destination in mind, stumbles into a stranger's mess, tough do-it-alone (almost) loner. Is there enough Jack Reacher under the pen of Andrew Child? In my opinion, yes. It's still Jack, maybe not 100% but enough to let me look forward to Andrew's next effort. After all, there was likely some pressure to "get it right" this first time. I expect when the dust settles our dear Jack Reacher will continue to satisfy our need to have the "underdog" (albeit a big dog) step up and do the right thing when confronted with the choice of take the next bus or stay and fight the good fight.

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22950006357453
Nov 22, 2020

3/4 through and I could not go on . reacher is just a bodyguard for a computer (this is what those young folk want in their stories ! ) geek who runs around in circles chasing his macguffin . vague stuff in the backround promising danger . people don't have conversations , they have exposition .

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USAF1969
Nov 19, 2020

I see a lot of comments with people panning THE SENTINEL. I liked it. Not his best perhaps, but still engaging. The basic story line was classic Reacher. He arrives in another town by chance, and immediately finds himself in the middle of someone else's mess. Add to that the whole ransomware issue and how protected (or not) electronic data is, and you have a complicated story. Worth the read for me.

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johnny88
Nov 19, 2020

Only Lee Child can write Reacher stories. This book must have been mostly written by Lee’s brother. Good writer, but that’s not Reacher. Reacher is gone.

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jondun
Nov 12, 2020

As usual Lee Child leaves you with a slight smile about Reachers adventures. Well done!

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farnal
Nov 12, 2020

Lee Child has cheapened his brand with this poor collaboration. The plot is forced, dialogue is stilted and the essence of Jack Reacher is missing. Not worth the read.

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pterry25
Nov 08, 2020

A bit predictable. The characters didn't interest me that much.

ThundurMom Nov 05, 2020

This was a most thoroughly disappointing effort by Lee Child and his brother Andrew. Plodding. Predictable. I just could not finish it. The earlier Reacher books are much better.

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