Friday 13 December 2019

Jack of Spades - Diane Capri - Hunt For Reacher Book 8

Jack of Spades 
Hunt For Reacher Book 8
Diane Capri
August Books
eISBN 9781942633136

In the last 10 months I have read 41 stories featuring Jack Reacher. And I loved this story. This was the 11th story in the Hunt for Reacher Series that I have read in the last 8 weeks. I have read the whole series that has been published so far, and a twelfth book is announced for early next year. I have tried unsuccessfully to limit myself to one of these books a week. Which was the same pace that I read the 29 Jack Reacher Novels and short stories by Lee Child earlier this year. As I have now read all the published stories in this series I can confidently state that it is an excellent crime thriller series! And the deeper I get in this series the more I focus on the Lee Child novel it is linked to. This story relates to people and event in Past Tense. Which was my first Reacher story and began it all. And the main cast of characters in this volume are:

Kim L. Otto
Reggie Smithers
Charles Cooper
Lamont Finlay
Jake Reacher
Margaret Reacher
Desmond Trevor
Patty Sundstrom
Shorty Fleck
Carlos Gaspar
John Lawton

Jack Reacher

As stated, Past Tense, was my first encounter with Reacher in print. I can safely state that if this book had been that first read, I would have been just as hooked. And after finishing reading this series, I cannot help but imagine it as a series on HBO or Netflix. But the books are great reads. And the series changed a lot, the first few books covered days. This time the gap is months. And in this story, we meet again some of Reacher’s relatives. 

Gaspar has been retired from the FBI for a few months and is working for a high end security team. Otto has not officially been assigned a new partner on the Reacher assignment. Gaspar has committed to helping Otto through the assignment, and his aide proves invaluable in this story. Agent Reggie Smithers make an appearance again. He plays chauffer for Otto. But his frustration at the secrets and misdirection is mounting. But the bulk of this story focuses around Jake Reacher, a young man who has finished college and is himself looking for Jack Reacher. He now believes that Joe Reacher was his father, and Jack is as close to Joe as he is going to get. Jake is an interesting character, he seems like a near perfect melding of Jack and Joe. His sense of justice and rightness. And his believe that he never loses. 

And in this story Jack, Jake, Otto, Gaspar get drawn back into a story involving a bag full of cash, that is in the possession of Patty and Shorty. It is an excellent continuation of Past Tense. A great read 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
19.0 Tracking 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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