Okay, I can hear you groan from over here, I am a homer for Lee Child’s writing. I know, so what, the man can just write. I totally loved this novel from start to finish. The flashback into Reacher’s life and what catapulted him into his nomad existence is an intense read. The layers of this novel, the deception and nest of lies were fun to read as it unfolded. Very few authors can deliver a read like this: the detail, the minutia, the small bread crumbs of fact smattered with the fog of deception. Hopefully one day I will get to interview him, a simple blogger can dream, can’t he?
Here is the synopsis:
“Everything starts somewhere. . . .For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover—to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice—and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust one another, Reacher and Deveraux reluctantly join forces. Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission, and turn him into a man to be feared.”