Jack Reacher

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  1. OMEGA5

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    Just finished the first 3 Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. At first, I forgave the .22 that
    could blow a persons face off. Book two I had a harder time with the .50 A&E Desert Eagle
    as a carry piece. I just barely made it thru the 3rd book and I won't be reading any of the
    rest of the series. Too many stupid mistakes a little research could have prevented. Not
    the first author I've quit reading due to stupid mistakes and probably won't be the last.
    Dano
     
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    Gun details do get better. I have most of them in audio book. It's entertainment for me. Not a documentary.
     
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    You might give Mark Greaney's 'The Gray Man' a try. Much more accurate on the details and a great series.
     
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    I'll give these a try when I next want a mystery/thriller to read. Reading Brad Thor's
    Scott Harveth series and I really like his books.
    Thanks,
    Dano
     
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    It's entertainment for me also but when it comes to the military, police, and weapons,
    I demand accuracy. Spent 11 years military, 3 active and 8 National Guard, 41 years
    LEO and I know a thing or two about military strategy, detective work and weapons.
    I just can't tolerate a Suppressor being silent, a .22 blowing a mans face off, Full
    Colonels doing grunt work, etc etc. You get the picture. "Silently thumbing the safety
    off his Glock 20" and I trash the book! :mad:

    Maybe it's just me but I hate that crap, especially now days when 5 minutes research
    on the Web could inform any fool that a Glock don't have a safety!
    Oh well, just one of my pet peeves and the reason I read a lot of SciFi. If "Joe Rocket
    clicks off the safeties to his ships Rail Guns", I don't care. :elephant:
    Dano
     
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    I know, it bugs me too. But i would have a lot less to read if i tossed a book that got simple things very wrong.
     
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    So many books, so little time. :fred:
    Dano
     
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    The name is just too much for me to show interest. Jack off Reacher around?