Friday, 4 March 2016

Personal (Jack Reacher #19) by Lee Child


From Goodreads

You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.
Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he’s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.

If anyone can stop Kott, it’s the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he’d rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they’re facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses—and no backup if they’re caught. All the while Reacher can’t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won’t let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice.

Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.

My thoughts 

Wow #19 in the Jack Reacher series. 7/10 or 3.5 stars.

Another instalment in the Jack Reacher series that follows similar lines to the others, in so much as there will be shootings and or murders and that Jack will appear from nowhere and come to the rescue. I might only have read one other in this series, but it doesn't take much common sense to realise that all the books will follow along similar lines.

This is an easy read that had me gripped from the start due to the pace and the chapter structuring. Whilst, it's not one of the most original thriller series, Lee Child is doing something right as he has a legion of fans who longingly wait for the next instalment from him and this one will please them no end.  

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