Friday 18 October 2019

Jack and Kill - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 1.2

Jack and Kill
Hunt For Reacher Book 1.2
Diane Capri
August Books
ISBN 9781940768298

eISBN 9780983729877

This was the third of Diane Capri’s Jack books that I have read. This one is more of a short story, or even chapter in the large Hunt for Reacher story. The paperback is listed at 90 pages, but the formatting must be very generous. The eBook is 49 pages. I read this volume one day after my commute home from work, during which I had read Jack in a Box. Having now read the first three Hunt For Reacher stories I am hocked. I have already picked up the eBooks of the other 9 currently available. And plan on reviewing one a week until I have reviewed them all. In the six months before reading this series I read 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child. I stumbled upon these books while preparing one of my reviews and recalled my dad having mentioned them. So, I decided to give one a try. And I am very thankful that I did. I typically read a couple hundred books a year, and the last few years have been over 300 a year. And at the pace I am going I will finish off this series un under a year from my first Reacher read. These stories are great reads for Reacher fans. But they are written well enough that they could be read on their own. But they really ought to be read in order, something I must admit I often do not do, but in this case am sticking to the order. Lee Child himself has even plugged these books in the Reacher Report. And they deserve the applause. 

It is strange this book is listed as shorter than the previous volume in the series, and yet it fell like a longer story. I was quite surprised when I realized that this story was shorter. In this story FBI special agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are on the way to New Hope, Virgina, on a cold grey winter day. After a traffic slow down they pullover because of a large covered body, and a traffic accident. But the scene is much more than it appears to be. Before slipping away they again encounter Agent Duffy. After coffee in a café and a brief view of a video Otto and Gaspar appear more conflicted then they have been to date. 

A kidnapped child
A woman beaten in a road rage incident
A man dead on the side of the road
An Reacher no where to be seen

Otto and Caspar came close this time, just hours behind the man they are tasked with tracking down. But not close enough. They have been on the case 10 days and have come closer to Reacher than many. We will have to read more to see if they ever get that close again.

Another great short story in an excellent series. 

Books by Diane Capri:
Hunt for Reacher Series:

1.0 Don’t Know Jack
1.1 Jack in a Box
1.2 Jack and Kill
2.0 Get Back Jack
2.5 Jack in the Green
3.0 Jack and Joe
4.0 Deep Cover Jack
5.0 Jack the Reaper
6.0 Black Jack
7.0 Ten Two Jack
8.0 Jack of Spades
9.0 Prepper Jack

10.0 Full Metal Jack
Justice Series:
1.0 Due Justice
2.0 Twisted Justice
3.0 Secret Justice
4.0 Wasted Justice
5.0 Raw Justice
5.5 Mistaken Justice
6.0 Cold Justice
6.1 False Justice
6.2 Fair Justice
6.3 True Justice
7.0 Hunt for Justice
8.0 Night Justice

Jess Kimball Series:
0.5 Fatal Enemy
1.0 Fatal Distraction
2.0 Fatal Demand
3.0 Fatal Error
4.0 Fatal Fall
4.5 Fatal Edge
5.0 Fatal Game
6.0 Fatal Bond
6.5 Fatal Past
7.0 Fatal Dawn

Heir Hunter Series:
1.0 Blood Trials
2.0 Trace Evidence

Jordan Fox Mysteries:
False Truth Part One
False Truth Part Two
False Truth Part Three
False Truth Part Four
False Truth Part Five
False Truth Part Six
False Truth Part Seven
False Truth Part Eight
False Truth Part Nine
False Truth Part Ten
False Truth Part Eleven

The Park Hotel Mysteries Series:
1.0 Reservation with Death
2.0 Early Check Out
3.0 Room with a Clue
4.0 Late Arrival

Other Books:
Angel of Music

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