Tripwire by Lee Child is the third book in the Jack Reacher series. The novel follows the former military policeman, Jack Reacher, who is living a quiet life in Key West, Florida, working odd jobs and trying to stay under the radar. However, his peace is disrupted when a private investigator named Costello shows up looking for him.

Reacher learns that Costello was hired by Mrs. Jacob, a wealthy New York socialite, who turns out to be Jodie Garber, the daughter of Reacher's former commanding officer, General Leon Garber. When Costello is brutally murdered, Reacher heads to New York to find out what’s going on and to protect Jodie.

In New York, Reacher reconnects with Jodie and discovers that her father, General Garber, recently passed away. He left behind an unfinished investigation into the whereabouts of Victor Hobie, a Vietnam War MIA (Missing In Action) whose parents are seeking closure. Reacher takes on the investigation, uncovering a sinister conspiracy involving stolen identities, deceit, and murder.

Victor "Hook" Hobie, the antagonist, is a menacing and cunning villain who has been living a hidden life, engaging in various criminal activities. Reacher's pursuit of Hobie is relentless, leading to a series of thrilling confrontations.

As Reacher delves deeper, he uncovers the truth about Hobie's past and his current operations. The climax of the novel sees Reacher confronting Hobie in a dramatic showdown, ensuring that justice is served and the mystery of Victor Hobie is finally resolved.

Tripwire is a fast-paced thriller filled with suspense, action, and intriguing twists. Lee Child's meticulous attention to detail and his ability to craft compelling characters make this a gripping read for fans of the Jack Reacher series.

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