By Lee Child

Jack Reacher hunts the hunter within the 3rd novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.

Reacher's anonymity in Florida is shattered through an investigator who is come searching for him. yet hours after his arrival, the stranger is murdered. Retracing the PI's path again to manhattan, Reacher's forced to determine who was once trying to find him and why. He by no means anticipated the explanations to be so personal—and twisted.

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3 poles, ten yards of barbed twine. How tricky is that to get? They carried it in the following, most likely all rolled up. ' 'But whilst? How? ' He shrugged. 'Maybe early one morning? whilst where was once nonetheless closed? perhaps they understand an individual who works the following. might be they did it whereas where used to be closed for the renovations. ' She used to be gazing the image, pack up to her eyes. 'Wait a rattling minute. one can find that bench. one can find the nook of that bench over there. ' She confirmed him what she intended, together with her fingernail put accurately at the modern floor of the photo. there has been a tiny sq. blur, white. It used to be the nook of an iron bench, off to the proper, at the back of the most scene. The telephoto lens were framed tight, yet no longer fairly tight adequate. 'I did not spot that,' he stated. 'You're getting solid at this. ' She rotated to stand him. 'No, i am getting reliable and mad, Reacher. This man Rutter took eighteen thousand funds for a faked picture. ' 'Worse than that. He gave them fake wish. ' 'So what are we going to do? ' 'We're going to pay him a visit,' he acknowledged. They have been again on the Taurus 16 mins after leaving it. Jodie threaded again in the direction of the expressway, drumming her palms at the wheel and conversing quick. 'But you informed me you believed it. I acknowledged the photograph proved where existed, and also you agreed it did. You acknowledged you'll been there, now not some time past, received approximately as shut as Rutter had. ' 'All true,' Reacher acknowledged. 'I believed the Botanical Gardens existed. i would just come again from there. and that i received as shut as Rutter did. i used to be status correct subsequent to the little wall the place he should have taken the image from. ' 'Jesus, Reacher, what's this? A video game? ' He shrugged. 'Yesterday i did not recognize what it was once. I suggest by way of how a lot i wanted to percentage with you. ' She nodded and smiled via her exasperation. She used to be remembering the adaptation among the day prior to this and this present day. 'But how the hell did he anticipate to break out with it? The greenhouse within the long island Botanical Gardens, for God's sake? ' He stretched in his seat. Eased his fingers all of the approach ahead to the windshield. 'Psychology,' he acknowledged. 'It's the root of any rip-off, correct? You inform humans what they need to listen to. these previous fogeys, they desired to listen their boy was once nonetheless alive. So he tells them their boy most likely is. so that they make investments loads of wish and funds, they're ready on pins 3 complete months, he offers them a photograph, and primarily they will see no matter what they wish to determine. And he was once shrewdpermanent. He requested them for the precise identify and unit, he sought after current photos of the boy, so he may well decide on a middle-aged man approximately the perfect measurement and form for the picture, and he fed them again the proper identify and the suitable unit. Psychology. They see what they wish to work out. He may have had a man in a gorilla swimsuit within the photo and they would have believed it was once consultant of the neighborhood natural world. ' 'So how did you see it? ' 'Same way,' he stated. 'Same psychology, yet in opposite. i needed to disbelieve it, simply because I knew it could not be actual. So i used to be searching for anything that appeared unsuitable.

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