Past Tense

Past Tense

Audiobook CD - 2018
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Jack Reacher has extended his thumb and hit the pavement. His plan is to follow the autumn sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn't get far. On a country road in rural New Hampshire, deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What's one extra day? and takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians are trying to drive to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they're stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners almost seem too friendly. It's a strange place...but it's all there is. The next morning in the city clerk's office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He's told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He knows his father left and never returned. Now Reacher wonders, was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father's life, and strands of different stories begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense...and deadly.
Topical Term: Family secrets
Fathers and sons
Voyages and travels
Cities and towns
Suspense fiction
Suspense fiction
Publisher: [New York] : Random House, [2018]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781524774318
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 10 audio discs (13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Brick, Scott


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A veteran narrator of some 800 titles, Scott Brick is a fountain of youth for Jack Reacher in Past Tense, Lee Child’s 23rd book in the always fun series about a retired Army MP roaming the country and taking care of business. This is Brick’s first at-bat as Reacher since Dick Hill stepped aside a... Read More »

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Jul 02, 2019

The plot: The protagonist Jack Reacher lives in a fairytale world. A place where vigilante justice eliminates all the bad guys tout de suite, and with no adverse consequences. This book's plot is more full of holes than the bad guys. If you liked the movie "Walking Tall", you might want to take a chance. For the rest of us, a waste of time, not recommended.


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