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A Wanted Man by Lee Child

Lee Child's A Wanted Man Cover

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

As the blurbs all say, Reacher’s back!  Just finished this 17th book in the Jack Reacher series–can you imagine?  Number seventeen?  Sort of amazing, isn’t it?  But then I guess that Reacher’s books are kind of like Reacher is, himself–a force of nature following no law but his own.

As any of you who read my review of  The Affair might know,  I’m very fond of this series, overall.  While Reacher’s enormous build is the first thing many would think of when discussing these books, it’s his mind that fascinates me the most.  (No, really. I swear.  It’s all about his MIND.  Honest.)  😉

Seriously, there is something absolutely mesmerizing about watching his thought processes at work as he takes the tiniest of clues and turns them this way and that, until he can fit each one into the jigsaw puzzle he’s putting together in his head.   He never misses a detail or forgets a random comment, and it all pulls together by the end of the story in the most remarkable of ways.  Just when you think he has slipped up, and is about to get into trouble, Lee Child makes sure Reacher pulls the rug right out from under you, and lets you in on the answer to the whole mystery.

Yeah, the books are action-packed, male-oriented slugfests, but they are so cunningly crafted, I can’t bear to miss a one of them.  A Wanted Man was certainly not a disappointment.  I won’t say it was the best of the series, but it wasn’t the worst, either, and it held my attention all the way to the end.  I will say, the last few pages were a bit lackluster, but I don’t care.  The rest of the book made up for it, to me. 

I give this book the same 4 stars I always seem to give a Jack Reacher story, with the exception of Nothing To Lose, which was not a favorite of mine (and thus only received 3 stars).  If you haven’t been following Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, I suggest you give it a try.  Start with the first book of the series, Killing Floor, and read your way through in order.  (Do  your best NOT to picture Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Utterly laughable casting.) While any of the books could possibly stand alone, there are some ongoing themes that will work better if they are read in the proper sequence.  And they are kinda like potato chips…nobody can read just one!

A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel

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