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Just finished the latest Jack Reacher novel - "Blue Moon"


Has anyone else read it yet? If so - and if you've gone through Chapter 50 - I have a question for you.


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    I'm just starting chapter 33.
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      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I'm just starting chapter 33.
      So hurry up
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        Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

        Claude ate my copy.
        I hear it did not agree with him... Jack Wretcher
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    Okay. I'm finished. What's your question?
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    Dan -


    Chapter 50 - Reacher et al get into the computer room...there are TWO men in the room standing behind the table....the person they were LOOKING for and another described as about 5 yrs younger, geek type.....


    Then we go into getting info and money transfer, etc from the the ONE guy they've been looking for. Then the 4 people who were with Reacher leave - he kills the computer geek....


    ....but what happened to the second geek in the room? I went back several times trying to find out but unless i'm missing it every time I don't see it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Dan -


      Chapter 50 - Reacher et al get into the computer room...there are TWO men in the room standing behind the table....the person they LOOKING for and another described as about 5 yrs younger, geek type.....


      Then we go into getting info and money transfer, etc from the the ONE guy they've been looking for. Then the 4 people who were with Reacher leave - he kills the computer geek....


      ....but what happened to the second geek in the room? I went back several times trying to find out but unless i'm missing it every time I don't see it.
      Death by editor, yet his ghost remained.
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    Jeffery -


    huh? beats me....
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    Death by editor.

    That's all you got? Geez....Childs doesn't usually leave a live body just hanging around like that..


    guess I'll have to kill him off in my own mind - can't leave any witnesses....
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      That's all you got? Geez....Childs doesn't usually leave a live body just hanging around like that..


      guess I'll have to kill him off in my own mind - can't leave any witnesses....
      There are two options:

      Death by editor: my guess is he was simply fodder to convince the main geek to move the money. Why else plotwise was he there? Reacher kills him to convince the main guy that he's in serious trouble. It's possible his death crossed a moral line for Reacher (although that line is getting narrower, especially in this book) and the editor removed it and left a ghost. The book is full of decisions that, in my opinion, push Reacher from a Champion of Justice to Vigilante Serial Killer. The killing of the junior geek just to get the elder geek to do Reacher's bidding crossed Reacher's line. Thus editing him out, but doing a poor job of it. Obviously, this is purely conjecture; just trying to offer a logical possibility.

      Or...

      It's a set up for a future book. He could be included in the group that left the room before Reacher. But this feels poorly executed. Thus, I think he was edited out and they did a poor job of it.
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    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    Just finished the latest Jack Reacher novel - "Blue Moon"

    Has anyone else read it yet? If so - and if you've gone through Chapter 50 - I have a question for you.

    kay
    i will wait til the movie comes out!

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Dan - I agree - Reacher didn't seem to have an ethical line in this book. i think it's a definite 'oops' when it comes to the second man in the room - and probably many readers don't notice it.



    i will wait til the movie comes out!

    Would be like 'kill bill' times 200....
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    Damn. Another book I have to get and read. Will it never end. especially now with realatively new authors combing their books on kindle for great prices. I just got the first 7 books of the Ryan Lock series for 10 bucks

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      Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

      Damn. Another book I have to get and read. Will it never end. especially now with realatively new authors combing their books on kindle for great prices. I just got the first 7 books of the Ryan Lock series for 10 bucks

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    No, it will never end...those silly authors just keep writing. BookBub emals cost me, too - several times a week I buy through that daily email. Good deals and great way to try new authors.


    We have a great library and I can get kindle books there - but you have to wait till it's 'available' - and I'm not patient when it comes to books.


    I buy a lot of books....
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