Review: Persuader – Lee Child

persuader-lee-child4 of 5 stars

Series: Jack Reacher 7

My version: Paperback
Fiction Thriller
Bantam Books

Never forgive, never forget.

Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs – and rewrite his own aginizing past.

Never apologise, never explain.

When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?

Hmmm…it’s not really going to be possible to give you much of an idea about the plot, after the above and especially the last line of the back-cover blurb there. Best you just dive in and find out for yourself.

Otherwise, it’s good, maybe the best one yet (I’ve read, I’m reading them in series order, this is as far as I’ve got so far). There’s still plenty wrong, there’s still the feeling that he wrote it and then added a whole load of unnecessary, to make it into a package holiday-friendly house-brick. But there’s less of it than previously. The atmosphere is good, the doubts and what the heck is gonna happen and who to, is kept tense until near the very end. There are some pretty near impossible feats of derring-do, but not so many to cause a raised eyebrow. Give it a go, you’ll like it.

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