Monday, November 3, 2014

Another Fun Reacher from Lee Child

Lee Child's ex-Army Policeman Jack Reacher shows up in D.C. to say hello to a wonderful voice on the phone, but the surprise he gets isn't happy. Reacher finds himself on the wrong side of the lockup, back in the Army and way deep in trouble, Reacher getting blamed for everything except World War II. I particularly liked his relationship with another wrongly blamed Army type -- the sexy female he came to see -- and the lengthy and exciting road trip they take. The ending was a bit of a let down, although the lack of a major final confrontation played out logically with the story. I am getting a bit tired of Reacher beating up nine guys at once and never taking a punch. Is it even possible to fight three or four men and not get a scratch? Well, these stories are way too much fun to care about that, and have no fear, Mr. Child, I -- and a million others -- will read the next Jack Reacher as soon as we're able.

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