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The Enemy By LEE CHILD Published: Jun 2004 by Bantam Dell. 464 pages Barely into the first hour of the new decade, major Jack Reacher was unceremoniously summoned to personally handle the demise of a general. What appeared a simple, statistically plausible case mushroomed into a conspiracy involving a whole host of military and political personnel at the highest level. Reacher handled the case like the pro he was, dishing out rough justice throughout the investigation of the general’s unnatural death, yet he was busted back to Captain in the end. What happened? The Enemy is Lee Child’s eighth novel in his Jack Reacher series, which features, unsurprisingly, Jack Reacher – a loner, once soldier, today’s vigilante hero. The first eight books track Reacher’s unsolicited career in crime-solving after he left the military, and this is the prequel which takes us back to when Reacher was gainfully employed by the United States Army as a military police in the elite 110th unit. For the first time readers are given insight to how Jack Reacher played with other people – people in his command chain, above, below and parallel – to take down miscreants. As usual, Child’s prose is crisp, enthralling and very sensory which gives readers a satisfying sense of vindication when Jack Reacher doles out his brand of justice. Lee Child delivers The Enemy in first person narrative, an excellent choice to bring readers deep into Reacher’s psyche. This is quite a deviation from Child’s preferred writing style, which he has confessed is the third person narrative. Lee Child was born in UK, educated at the independent secondary school, King Edward’s School, Birmingham, which R. Tolkien, author of Lord of the Ring, also attended. Lee Child then went on to study law at Sheffield University. However, he had no intention of practising law even as he studied it. He then took on various positions at…...

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