The Enemy

  • by Lee Child
  • Narrated by Kerry Shale
  • 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New Year's Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. Soon America won't have any enemies left to fight. The army is under pressure to downsize. Jack Reacher is the duty military police officer on a base in North Carolina when he takes a call reporting a dead soldier. The body was found in a sleazy motel used by local hookers. Reacher tells the local cop to handle it, it sounds like the guy just had a heart attack. But the dead man turns out to have been a two-star general on a secret mission. And then, many miles away, when Reacher goes to the general's house to break the sad news, he finds a battered corpse: the general's wife. Lee Child's new stomach-churning, palm-sweating thriller turns back the clock to Jack Reacher's army days. For the first time we meet a younger Reacher, a Reacher not yet disillusioned with military life. A Reacher with family. A Reacher in dogtags and starched uniform who imposes army discipline, if only in his own pragmatic way.A Reacher as far from the no-credit card, no-last-known-address drifter of the previous eight novels as is possible to imagine.

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What the Critics Say

"Another great book for him, gives us hero Jack Reacher's back-story. Hurrah." (Daily Telegraph [London])

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A good military read.

My first with this author. A great storyline with tension and intrigue without drawing everything out until the end. I particularly liked his style of letting us into the secrets without giving away too much of the coming plot.His correct use of military terminology is appealing. I am hearing a second Child book now and am hooked on his style. Recommended, a 5* for sure.
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- John

A real page turner

This was my first Jack Reacher and I couldn't put it down. Very exciting and gripping. Sent my heart rate up on several occasions. Great for a holiday read.
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- Kathryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2005
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks