My Review (5 stars out of 5)
On a bus heading for Seattle, Jack Reacher picks up a copy of the Army Times. In the personals column he finds a message aimed at one particular person – Jack Reacher. Having already read about someone taking a shot at the French president, and knowing he owes someone a favour from way back, Reacher knows he’ll have to respond.
This is book 19 in the Reacher series and as usual it features a fair bit of violence. When Reacher is sent off to Paris to hunt down a sniper, he meets up with representatives from other countries, including Russia. Unfortunately, not all of them survive the visit and Reacher is re-routed to England where a G8 summit is planned. Working out who the target will be and finding the killer before he pulls the trigger, is Reacher’s task. But can he find the man before times runs out? Along the way, he meets a gang leader even taller than himself, and a bunch of criminals who drive around in posh cars and who seemingly have information they really shouldn’t have access to.
Though there isn’t a massive amount of action in this one (as with the earlier books), the plot fizzes along at a heady pace and kept my interest from start to finish.
Hi – I haven’t read any of the Jack Reacher books. I guess because it’s a series I’m intiminated by how many there are. Is it still best to start at the beginning? They are very popular books at the library where I work!
You can read them in any order, but there is a bit of a developmental arc that links some of the stories, so it’d be best to start at the beginning as they’ll make more sense. Also, I think Killing Floor is one of his best. 😉
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Good to know, thank you!