Book: Lee Child - Worth dying for

Jack Reacher is without question the stand-out hero of current thriller fiction. In his 15th foray into the darker reaches of America since Killing Floor the tough ex-military policeman walks into a small corner of evil in bleak and featureless Nebraska.

Still bruised and battered after the climactic end of 61 Hours, Reacher’s conscience and sense of fair play force a confrontation with a sinister family clan running some kind of illegal trade that echoes back to the murder of a child 25 years earlier.

The locals are cowed but Reacher isn’t.

As expected the bad guys are battered and splattered and decency finally rules. Because you don’t mess with Jack Reacher. He doesn’t start fights but if a fight finds him he ends it. Fast. And very, very painfully.

A pity he’s a fictional hero: a dozen of him would put a lot of the world’s wrongs to right.

I can’t wait for the next in the series.

Worth dying for by Lee Child

Bantam Press, R174

Rating: 4/5