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Jack Reacher Novel Review "Personal", By Lee Child
“Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . [Lee] Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.”— The Washington Post
Review: Lee Child's #19 Jack Reacher Novel "Personal". *No Spoiler Alerts*
Your favorite ex-Army M.P. Jack Reacher is back better than ever in Lee Child's #19 book in the series, "Personal". "Personal" starts off like all the previous 18 books in the series, with Jack Reacher touring around the United States visiting sites that he missed out on when he was in the military. His means of transportation? When he isn't walking, he's riding on a Gray Hound bus (Side Note: Us in the military and veterans, get an awesome discount on all Gray Hound bus fares). Then, the poop hits the fan in France.
Someone took a shot at the French president with a sniper rifle. One of Reacher's previous commanding officers, cashes in a favor Reacher had owed him. In this novel, Reacher isn't just staying in the United States, he's going to France and the UK to get in trouble. Don't feel to bad for Reacher, like always, Reacher is surrounded by the ladies. He is the Army version of James Bond. When Reacher realizes who the villain in this novel, he realizes this is personal (hence, the name of the book).
First, I have a confession to make, I didn't actually read this book, I listened to the audiobook. I like to listen to books on long car rides, and when I go on long-distance runs. You can buy "Personal" audiobook at www.audible.com.
I liked this book. It does seen like Child is getting a little tired of the series, but he still brought his A game to the table. I did like the new setting of the book, with Reacher going to France and the UK. It was interesting to see how America jurisdiction and intelligence agencies interact with their European counterparts. While I know Reacher has played judge, jury, and executioner, I was still a little a little surprised how little his conscious effects him when he has to kill someone. Just like every book, Reacher gets partnered up to a very attractive lady.
It must be a hard life Reacher, guns, girls, and glory.
"The best one yet".— Steven King
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List of All the Jack Reacher Novel Series by Lee Child in Order
1. Killing Floor (1997)
2. Die Trying (1998)
3. Tripwire (1999)
4. Running Blind (2000)
5. Echo Burning (2001)
6. Without Fail (2002)
7. Persuader (2003)
8. The Enemy (2004)
9. One Shot (2005)
10. The Hard Way (2006)
11. Bad Luck And Trouble (2007)
12. Nothing To Lose (2008)
13. Gone Tomorrow (2009)
14. 61 Hours (2010)
15. Worth Dying For (2010)
16. The Affair (2011)
17. A Wanted Man (2012)
18. Never Go Back (2013)