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.
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