Having recently mentioned Jack Reacher in another review (Contagious by
Scott Sigler) I thought I'd better check in with the man himself.
Reacher, a former Military Policeman, now spends his time drifting from place to place inevitably getting caught up in all sorts of mayhem along the way.
Lee Child has created a splendid character and the series has been ongoing for some time now making this hard to recommend for newcomers.
This time out Reacher witnesses a suicide on the New York subway and finds himself caught up in the investigation that follows. This moves along nicely, but it's a jog rather than a sprint, as Reacher finds out who the bad guys are and sets about taking them down.
The attraction of Lee Child's books is Reacher himself, he's a guy who is confident in his own ability, even veering towards cockiness, but he does it in a cool style that leaves you imagining you'd be just like him if you had his skill set yourself.
Recommended if you're already a fan but if you're new to Lee Child (and Reacher) start with Killing Floor or The Visitor, the two best books in the series.
Ric's Rating: 69%