Thursday, November 05, 2009

The Hard Way, by Lee Child

The Hard Way, by Lee Child

In The Hard Way Reacher gets involved with a group of ex-military goons running a private investigation into the kidnapping of the group’s leader’s wife and daughter. What started as professional courtesy, though, turns more sinister when Reacher discovers the first wife was also kidnapped five years ago, ending in a murder. Until the exciting conclusion this is less violent than previous outings but more than makes up for it with the puzzles Reacher has to solve during his sleuthing. Intelligent and clever are words that apply to both the book and the hero; Child has another winner here.

First Sentence:
Jack Reacher ordered espresso, double, no peel, no cube, foam cup, no china, and before it arrived at his table he saw a man’s life change forever.

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