Action thriller set in Nebraska USA. High body count.
This is the fifteenth book in the Jack Reacher series, following on from 61 Hours, but it is a stand-alone story.
The Duncans, a local clan, who run a transporting company, terrorise the local farming community – until Reacher comes to town. He’s on his way to Virginia, but gets drawn into their lives, and the unsolved case of a missing eight year old girl some decades ago.
Add a motley crew of mobsters, a team of college-boy enforcers, and a mystery – Reacher cannot let go until he has resolved the case, and eliminated all the bad guys.
This Jack Reacher did not win my sympathy – he is too sadistic and mocking, even though the bad guys should have been locked-up, and the keys thrown away. The action ebbs and flows with constant scene changes that feels a little disjointed at times.
Lee Child has created an icon who is becoming a little rough around the edges, and starting to get stale. Can’t say it is one of my favourites – but who cares – every Reacher fan will buy it.