Even in New York City, amidst 8 million people, Lee Child’s hero Jack Reacher finds a way to stand out. Soon enough he is in deep, trying to unearth a dark secret for which both the feds and Al-Queda are willing to kill to keep from being revealed. As usual, Child gives us nothing less than a masterpiece of gripping suspense.
Here are the facts:
The hero: Jack Reacher, ex-military cop and the ultimate hero. He travels alone—with no job, no address and no baggage, nothing at all except his sense of justice.
The situation: New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher and five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth has him on alert. In the next few moments, Reacher has a decision to make… one with deadly consequences.
Opening line: “Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they’re nervous. By definition they’re all first-timers.”
What others have said: “Child’s tough but humane Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”— Stephen King