Review: Tripwire by Lee Child


If you're looking for a thriller in an audiobook, you can't go wrong with Tripwire by Lee Child with narration by Jonathan McClain.

If you want to read it rather than listen to it, here's the link for Tripwire (Jack Reacher, No. 3) Ebook Edition.

Tripwire, Book 3 of the Jack Reacher thrillers, abounds in emotional threat and creates a nervous anxiety as the momentum of the story builds. You just know terrible things are going to happen to the villain's latest targets -- and you aren't wrong.

I won't say any more because I don't want to toss out a spoiler. If you read Tripwire or listen to it, you'll understand what I mean.

Sadistic Psycho

Suffice it to say that much of the book is an exercise in emotional sadism as well as physical acts of violence that have you constantly on the edge of your seat, waiting for more to happen to the hapless victims of the sadistic villain.

On a side note, this book was published a few years before 9/11 which brought massive changes to the NY landscape. Some of the science paradigms have changed so don't think the author did a sloppy job in research. What he describes as SOP was the way it was back in the mid 1990's. Science has evolved and so has SOP of dealing with body remains.

Narration Excellence

The consummate professional Jonathan McClain voices Reacher again and does a superb job with this story which gives more insight into Reacher's background, making you feel as if you know him better by the end of Tripwire.

Takeaway Truth

All in all, another taut suspenseful thriller from Lee Child, a master of the genre, and a superb acting job by narrator Jonathan McClain.

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