Thursday, November 05, 2009

Without Fail, by Lee Child

Without Fail, by Lee Child

Jack Reacher is a badass. This novel opens with him being asked to find the holes in the security detail for the Vice President of the United States by planning a theoretical assassination. In most stories with this plot the attempt actually takes place and the hero is framed for the act, but the author doesn’t fall into this common pit. Instead he is taken into the inner circle of the Secret Service and the action keeps accelerating from there. Without Fail is a real page turner building to a satisfying conclusion. I’ve become a huge fan of Child’s work and look forward to the next one!

First Sentence:
They found out about him in July and stayed angry all through August.

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