Jack Reacher has been traveling like a nomad. On his way to nowhere in particular on a bus, he decides to disembark in a sleepy little town in Georgia. In the first few hours in this little town, he is arrested by the cops for a murder. He himself is surprised and he decides to unravel the mystery. When he pokes around, a lot of skeletons tumble out of the closet in this clean prosperous city.
Lee Child begins the Reacher series with this book. The series has been so successful that Hollywood is soon coming out with their version of Jack Reacher. To sum up, Lee's Jack Reacher is a superhero. Reacher can accomplish a lot of things. He can charm beautiful girls, fight to kill without remorse and also quickly deduce people or events using his analytical skills. Most of the skills can be attributed to his military background. What Lee accomplishes is to thrill our senses with suspension of disbelief. This he does very well. The style of writing is humorous to mildly sarcastic. This works for the novel.
If you are in the mood for nothing serious, then pick up the book. I wouldn't ask you leave your brain behind. But I will definitely recommend you not to look for logical flaws or plot loopholes. This is best enjoyed without asking many questions and also by smirking at some of the implausible events.
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