Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Review: Second Son (Kindle Single) by Lee Child

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 161 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (August 15, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services

Product Description


In this new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, available exclusively as an eBook, a young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn.

Okinawa, 1974. Even at thirteen, Jack Reacher knows how to outwit and overpower anyone who stands in his way. And as the new kid in town, that’s pretty much everyone. His family has come to the Pacific with his father, who’s preparing for a top-secret Marine Corps operation. After receiving a rude welcome from the local military brats, Reacher and his older brother, Joe, intend to teach them a lesson they won’t forget. But it’s soon clear that there’s more at stake than pride. When his family’s future appears to come crumbling down, it’s the youngest Reacher who rises to the occasion with all the decisive cunning and bravura that will one day be his deadly trademark.

Second Son also includes a thrilling excerpt from Lee Child’s forthcoming novel, The Affair.

My Review

Short novella that provides a bit of insight into the childhood of Jack Reacher.  The reader is able to see Reacher's family dynamic in action.  And we are able to see how the adult Reacher became who he did.  Great treat for Reacher fans!

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