Friday 8 November 2019

Jack and Joe - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 3

Jack and Joe
Hunt For Reacher Book 3
Diane Capri
August Books
eISBN 9781940768571

This is the sixth of Diane Capri’s Jack books that I have read, in as many weeks. And it is the one I have been looking forward to most, since beginning the series I was thinking ahead to this volume and how Capri would handle Joe and Reacher and Joe’s friendship. This one also currently marks the half way mark in the series, there are 11 published and 1 scheduled, and this one is number 6. These stories are something you can sink your teeth into, especially if you are a fan of the Jack Reacher books crime mystery thriller stories. I was hooked after reading the first story in this series and know I will be reading them all. 

In this volume agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gasper of the FBI are directed to focus their attention on Fort Bird. They both just want to close the Reacher file so they can get back to their normal assignments. But filling in background on Jack Reacher is proving much harder than either of them expected when they were awoken at 4am 18 days ago. And by the end of this this volume they have been on the hunt 20 days, been all over the USA, to Mexico, and even over seas. At Fort Bird they encounter numerous people who seem to have a beef with Reacher. And we find out about some family relations previously unknown during Reacher’s stay there. But as usual the two end up in the middle of a mess. Maybe some of it was left behind Reacher, and maybe some of it is just chance. But we find out a bit more about Reacher and a lot more about Joe. 

A shootout at a bar. A high-speed death. And a suicide. And all of it pointing to a mess Reacher caused and left unfinished. A lot of action in this volume. It keeps you turning the page. I can freely admit I stayed up much later than I should have to finish the story, I just couldn’t put it down.

At this point I am just about halfway through the ones currently available. I am trying to pace myself at about a book a week. I have already picked up the eBooks for all that are currently available. I plan on reviewing one a week until I have reviewed them all. In the six months before beginning to read this series I read 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child. And somehow, I stumbled upon these books while preparing one of my reviews, I recall my dad having mentioned them but had never investigated them. I decided to give one a try and was immediately hooked. I am very thankful that I did try that first story. 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 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. They are excellent reads for any fans of crime literature, mysteries, or thrillers. A warning though, they really ought to be read in order, something I must admit that is something that 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. 

Another great read in the hunt for Reacher series, maybe one of the best.

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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