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The best Lee Child in the past five years,
This review is from: Gone Tomorrow: (Jack Reacher 13) (Paperback)
I've read all Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. Cruelty, surprises and an assault on an impregnable stronghold filled with bad guys are key elements of the best of them. "Gone Tomorrow" has all of these, together with a contemporary story-line (terrorism, Afghanistan); a gritty urban setting (New York); some truly wicked and threatening bad guys (when they say the DVD is loaded and ready, you cringe); and, best of all, a return of Reacher's occasional wry humour, desperately missing in other recent forays (eg 61 Hours and Bad Luck and Trouble). The opening 20% of the book is a compelling read, as is the final 40%. The bit in-between, as often with Lee Child's thrillers, is a bit dull and Reacher spends a lot of time going around in circles and drawing some pretty odd conclusions about what's going on. But that doesn't detract from a pretty excellent read, and the climax is suitably explosive.
For: great fun. Against: rather aimless middle section.