Yes, I know, another Jack Reacher thriller. For those of you who are fans, you might jump for joy to see it, but those who don’t enjoy the full-on fighting and violence in some of the Reacher books, it might be worth giving this thriller a try.
The story has one of my favourite type of plot lines. It starts with something small—a little event that could easily be nothing. Then step by step it escalates into so much more. A personal mission to restore a ring to its owner becomes something involving an ex-FBI agent, military veterans, and government agencies. I take my metaphorical hat off to Lee Child—this story is excellent. It has the thriller elements, but it goes deeper than that this time and shows more of the humanity of Jack. Not to mention it has some fantastic humour, too. This is now one of my favourite Reacher books.
The Midnight Line - Blurb
A bad day. For someone.
Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.
Reacher tracks the ring back its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she’s OK, he’ll walk away.
If she’s not… he’ll stop at nothing.
He’s still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice.
Best advice: don’t get in his way.
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