Monday, June 15, 2015


Lee Child

Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)

Genre: Thriller

Summary (from Goodreads): Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.
Review: The 19th book in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series, Personal returns to a familiar theme: a sniper that Reacher arrested during his Army MP days has tried to assassinate someone -- this was also the theme in Child's book One Shot.  The last few Reacher books have felt slow and dry to me, but this one was reminiscent of his earlier books.  Thankfully.  There were still too many slow descriptions of traveling; the characters spent an awful lot of time flying, driving, riding the tube and taking taxis, none of which were particularly interesting to me.  Also there seemed to be some history between Reacher and the shadowy Army general who was in charge of this operation, and it made me wonder if Child is setting him up for another prequel.  I was just about ready to give up on the series, but this novel convinced me that I should keep reading.

Rating: 3.5 stars

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