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Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Prepper Jack - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 9

Prepper Jack
Hunt For Reacher Book 9
Diane Capri
August Books
ISBN 
9781942633402
eISBN 9781942633211
ASIN B07TXKT824


Last year I read 42 stories featuring Jack Reacher. First I read the 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child. And then Ai read all the books in this series. This is the ninth novel in the Hunt for Reacher Series, and the twelfth story featuring Otto and Gaspar. The source book for this volume was Lee Child’s Die Trying. In that one Reacher was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and could not leave a woman behind. In this one someone else is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it has serious consequences for agent Otto. 

I enjoyed :

Kim L. Otto
Charles Cooper
Lamont Finlay
Carlos Gaspar
John Lawton
Michael Flint
Holly Johnson
Pinto Vigo
Mason O’Hare
Jake Reacher

and
Jack Reacher

I enjoyed Die Trying but it is not one of my favourite Reacher novels. And this is not my favourite Hunt For Reacher novels either.  In fact, for the first time in this series I put this book down twice and read other books before coming back to it. I did read it over a few days, but it felt strained. Maybe part of it is that Gaspar is retired and Otta is working on her own. Or maybe the abduction of Lawton. Otto is out on her own in this story in more ways than one. She is almost killed during a routine questioning of people at a place of interest. She realizes she needs backup and Reacher owes her one and she reaches out. But She never know if or when he will show up. 

The story involves preppers who just want to get by. A drug lord with grand plans. Balloning, helicopters, and a daring rescue before a morning raid by authorities. 

The story is a good continuation of Die Trying but in my opinion it is not on the same level of the others in the series. But still a good read. After the other 11 stories in the series my expectations are very high. If you are a fan of the series it is a must read. If you have not read any of them, start at the beginning! 

Books by Diane Capri:
Hunt for Reacher Series:

1.0 Don’t Know Jack
1.1 Jack in a Box
1.2 Jack and Kill
2.0 Get Back Jack
2.5 Jack in the Green
3.0 Jack and Joe
4.0 Deep Cover Jack
5.0 Jack the Reaper
6.0 Black Jack
7.0 Ten Two Jack
8.0 Jack of Spades
9.0 Prepper Jack
10.0 Full Metal Jack



Justice Series:
1.0 Due Justice
2.0 Twisted Justice
3.0 Secret Justice
4.0 Wasted Justice
5.0 Raw Justice
5.5 Mistaken Justice
6.0 Cold Justice
6.1 False Justice
6.2 Fair Justice
6.3 True Justice
7.0 Hunt for Justice
8.0 Night Justice


Jess Kimball Series:
0.5 Fatal Enemy
1.0 Fatal Distraction
2.0 Fatal Demand
3.0 Fatal Error
4.0 Fatal Fall
4.5 Fatal Edge
5.0 Fatal Game
6.0 Fatal Bond
6.5 Fatal Past
7.0 Fatal Dawn


Heir Hunter Series:
1.0 Blood Trials
2.0 Trace Evidence


Jordan Fox Mysteries:
False Truth Part One
False Truth Part Two
False Truth Part Three
False Truth Part Four
False Truth Part Five
False Truth Part Six
False Truth Part Seven
False Truth Part Eight
False Truth Part Nine
False Truth Part Ten
False Truth Part Eleven


The Park Hotel Mysteries Series:
1.0 Reservation with Death
2.0 Early Check Out
3.0 Room with a Clue
4.0 Late Arrival


Other Books:
Angel of Music















Friday, 13 December 2019

Jack of Spades - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 8

Jack of Spades 
Hunt For Reacher Book 8
Diane Capri
August Books
ISBN 
9781942633143
eISBN 9781942633136
ASIN B07GZYQW7C


In the last 10 months I have read 41 stories featuring Jack Reacher. And I loved this story. This was the 11th story in the Hunt for Reacher Series that I have read in the last 8 weeks. I have read the whole series that has been published so far, and a twelfth book is announced for early next year. I have tried unsuccessfully to limit myself to one of these books a week. Which was the same pace that I read the 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child earlier this year. As I have now read all the published stories in this series I can confidently state that it is an excellent crime thriller series! And the deeper I get in this series the more I focus on the Lee Child novel it is linked to. This story relates to people and event in Past Tense. Which was my first Reacher story and began it all. And the main cast of characters in this volume are:

Kim L. Otto
Reggie Smithers
Charles Cooper
Lamont Finlay
Jake Reacher
Margaret Reacher
Desmond Trevor
Patty Sundstrom
Shorty Fleck
Carlos Gaspar
John Lawton

and
Jack Reacher

As stated, Past Tense, was my first encounter with Reacher in print. I can safely state that if this book had been that first read, I would have been just as hooked. And after finishing reading this series, I cannot help but imagine it as a series on HBO or Netflix. But the books are great reads. And the series changed a lot, the first few books covered days. This time the gap is months. And in this story, we meet again some of Reacher’s relatives. 

Gaspar has been retired from the FBI for a few months and is working for a high end security team. Otto has not officially been assigned a new partner on the Reacher assignment. Gaspar has committed to helping Otto through the assignment, and his aide proves invaluable in this story. Agent Reggie Smithers make an appearance again. He plays chauffer for Otto. But his frustration at the secrets and misdirection is mounting. But the bulk of this story focuses around Jake Reacher, a young man who has finished college and is himself looking for Jack Reacher. He now believes that Joe Reacher was his father, and Jack is as close to Joe as he is going to get. Jake is an interesting character, he seems like a near perfect melding of Jack and Joe. His sense of justice and rightness. And his believe that he never loses. 

And in this story Jack, Jake, Otto, Gaspar get drawn back into a story involving a bag full of cash, that is in the possession of Patty and Shorty. It is an excellent continuation of Past Tense. A great read in an excellent series.

Books by Diane Capri:
Hunt for Reacher Series:

1.0 Don’t Know Jack
1.1 Jack in a Box
1.2 Jack and Kill
2.0 Get Back Jack
2.5 Jack in the Green
3.0 Jack and Joe
4.0 Deep Cover Jack
5.0 Jack the Reaper
6.0 Black Jack
7.0 Ten Two Jack
8.0 Jack of Spades
9.0 Prepper Jack

10.0 Full Metal Jack


Justice Series:
1.0 Due Justice
2.0 Twisted Justice
3.0 Secret Justice
4.0 Wasted Justice
5.0 Raw Justice
5.5 Mistaken Justice
6.0 Cold Justice
6.1 False Justice
6.2 Fair Justice
6.3 True Justice
7.0 Hunt for Justice
8.0 Night Justice


Jess Kimball Series:
0.5 Fatal Enemy
1.0 Fatal Distraction
2.0 Fatal Demand
3.0 Fatal Error
4.0 Fatal Fall
4.5 Fatal Edge
5.0 Fatal Game
6.0 Fatal Bond
6.5 Fatal Past
7.0 Fatal Dawn


Heir Hunter Series:
1.0 Blood Trials
2.0 Trace Evidence


Jordan Fox Mysteries:
False Truth Part One
False Truth Part Two
False Truth Part Three
False Truth Part Four
False Truth Part Five
False Truth Part Six
False Truth Part Seven
False Truth Part Eight
False Truth Part Nine
False Truth Part Ten
False Truth Part Eleven


The Park Hotel Mysteries Series:
1.0 Reservation with Death
2.0 Early Check Out
3.0 Room with a Clue
4.0 Late Arrival


Other Books:
Angel of Music














Friday, 6 December 2019

Ten Two Jack - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 7

Ten Two Jack 
Hunt For Reacher Book 7
Diane Capri
August Books
ISBN 
9781942633129
eISBN 9781942633099
ASIN B07CK4D6PK


In the last 10 months I have read 40 stories featuring Jack Reacher. And to be honest this is one of the best of the lot. This was the 10th book in the Hunt for Reacher Series that I have read in the last 8 weeks. There are currently 11 and a twelfth announced for early next year. I have been trying, unsuccessfully to limit myself to one of these books a week. Which was the same pace that I read the 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child earlier this year. As I get deeper into this series the more I have come to appreciate it. And the More I focus on the Lee Child novel it is linked to. This story relates to people and event in The Midnight Line. And the main cast of characters in this volume are:

Kim L. Otto
Carlos M. Gaspar
Charles Cooper
Lamont Finlay
Kirk Noble
Rex Mackenzie
Tiffany Jane Mackenzie
Serena Rose Sanderson
Arthur Scorpio
Louis Thorn
Terrence Bramall
John Lawton
and
Jack Reacher

The Midnight Line was one of the Reacher novels that I felt the most morally ambivalent about. Far less so with this story. Five people are missing and at least one is dead. But the body count is just starting. When someone starts hunting Reacher’s friends you know there will be a price to pay. And Scorpio is back and nastier than ever. But Reacher has a brute instinct to protect and attack that cannot be boxed. In a story that travels from Detroit, to Chicago, to Saint Louis, Houston and then into Mexico there is a lot of travel, a lot of action and a number of different story lines that are drawing together in this chapter in the Hunt for Reacher saga. 

Agent Otto is getting more flippant with Cooper. And she gets shocking news from Gaspar. And once again Finlay plays a key role in getting them the information they need in a timely manner. 

This is a very interesting story and an excellent series. It once again it leaves us wondering where the Hunt for Reacher will take us next! 

Books by Diane Capri:
Hunt for Reacher Series:

1.0 Don’t Know Jack
1.1 Jack in a Box
1.2 Jack and Kill
2.0 Get Back Jack
2.5 Jack in the Green
3.0 Jack and Joe
4.0 Deep Cover Jack
5.0 Jack the Reaper
6.0 Black Jack
7.0 Ten Two Jack
8.0 Jack of Spades
9.0 Prepper Jack

10.0 Full Metal Jack


Justice Series:
1.0 Due Justice
2.0 Twisted Justice
3.0 Secret Justice
4.0 Wasted Justice
5.0 Raw Justice
5.5 Mistaken Justice
6.0 Cold Justice
6.1 False Justice
6.2 Fair Justice
6.3 True Justice
7.0 Hunt for Justice
8.0 Night Justice


Jess Kimball Series:
0.5 Fatal Enemy
1.0 Fatal Distraction
2.0 Fatal Demand
3.0 Fatal Error
4.0 Fatal Fall
4.5 Fatal Edge
5.0 Fatal Game
6.0 Fatal Bond
6.5 Fatal Past
7.0 Fatal Dawn


Heir Hunter Series:
1.0 Blood Trials
2.0 Trace Evidence


Jordan Fox Mysteries:
False Truth Part One
False Truth Part Two
False Truth Part Three
False Truth Part Four
False Truth Part Five
False Truth Part Six
False Truth Part Seven
False Truth Part Eight
False Truth Part Nine
False Truth Part Ten
False Truth Part Eleven


The Park Hotel Mysteries Series:
1.0 Reservation with Death
2.0 Early Check Out
3.0 Room with a Clue
4.0 Late Arrival


Other Books:
Angel of Music














Friday, 29 November 2019

Black Jack - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 6

Black Jack 
Hunt For Reacher Book 6
Diane Capri
August Books
ISBN 
9781942633082
eISBN 9781940768991
ASIN B07BF6WGN3


This was the 9th book in the Hunt for Reacher Series that I have read in the last 7 weeks. There are currently 11 and a twelfth announced for next year. I have been trying, unsuccessfully to limit myself to one of these books a week. Which was the same pace that I read the 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child earlier this year. As I get deeper into this series the more I appreciate it. And the More I focus on the Lee Child novel it is linked to. This story relates to people and event in Running Blind, AVA The Visitor. And the main cast of characters in this volume are:

Kim L. Otto
Carlos M. Gaspar
Charles Cooper
Lamont Finlay
Reggie Smithers
Houston Brice
Alan Deerfield
Lisa Harper
Jodie Jacob
John Lawton
and
Jack Reacher

This story starts with a murder taking place. The method used is similar to the serial killer in Running Blind. At the beginning Agent Gaspar is still in Miami recovering from the recent gunshot to his previously injured leg. And agent Otto is loaned out from the Detroit Field office to New York. But once she is there, she gets a bad feeling. And it appears that the man 6th in line to be the head of the FBI might not just be dirty but also a little crazy. This story returns to the home Reacher once owned. And to his previous relationship with Leon Garber’s daughter Jodie. It also involves the mob, witness protection, and a vigilante. 

There is a lot going on in this story and for once Charles Cooper and Lamont Finlay seem to be working towards the same goal. But Otto and Gaspar are stuck in the middle again. And this time Otto is in more danger than she ever could have expected.

It is a very interesting story in an excellent series. And once again it leaves us wondering where the Hunt for Reacher will take us next!

Books by Diane Capri:
Hunt for Reacher Series:

1.0 Don’t Know Jack
1.1 Jack in a Box
1.2 Jack and Kill
2.0 Get Back Jack
2.5 Jack in the Green
3.0 Jack and Joe
4.0 Deep Cover Jack
5.0 Jack the Reaper
6.0 Black Jack
7.0 Ten Two Jack
8.0 Jack of Spades
9.0 Prepper Jack

10.0 Full Metal Jack


Justice Series:
1.0 Due Justice
2.0 Twisted Justice
3.0 Secret Justice
4.0 Wasted Justice
5.0 Raw Justice
5.5 Mistaken Justice
6.0 Cold Justice
6.1 False Justice
6.2 Fair Justice
6.3 True Justice
7.0 Hunt for Justice
8.0 Night Justice


Jess Kimball Series:
0.5 Fatal Enemy
1.0 Fatal Distraction
2.0 Fatal Demand
3.0 Fatal Error
4.0 Fatal Fall
4.5 Fatal Edge
5.0 Fatal Game
6.0 Fatal Bond
6.5 Fatal Past
7.0 Fatal Dawn


Heir Hunter Series:
1.0 Blood Trials
2.0 Trace Evidence


Jordan Fox Mysteries:
False Truth Part One
False Truth Part Two
False Truth Part Three
False Truth Part Four
False Truth Part Five
False Truth Part Six
False Truth Part Seven
False Truth Part Eight
False Truth Part Nine
False Truth Part Ten
False Truth Part Eleven


The Park Hotel Mysteries Series:
1.0 Reservation with Death
2.0 Early Check Out
3.0 Room with a Clue
4.0 Late Arrival


Other Books:
Angel of Music