Friday, August 22, 2014

Jack Reacher Gets Personal!


Personal (Jack Reacher #19)

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.


Jack Reacher installment number nineteenth is both dramatic and riveting. Our man Jack is pitted against a top-notch assassin who has been hired and trained to carry out an assignment the consequence of which is impossible to imagine. His service is required to thwart the conspiracy to assassinate heads of state of the world superpowers while attending an upcoming economic summit. Jack is required to find the assassin and stop him before he strikes. Jack Reacher saw the classified ad appearing in the Army Times while in a bus station in Seattle, and immediately responded. Once in, Jack is swept up in a highly dangerous game of high-octane action and conspiracy that will leave you breathless.

The basic premise of Lee Child's latest action-oriented suspense mystery thriller is the personal agenda of the assassin to wreak vengeance on Jack Reacher. This would-be assassin had a personal score to settle with Jack which stemmed from the time Jack served in the US military police. Not to give away too much, suffice to say that he was put behind bars by Jack many years ago. Now he wants to have his revenge and our man Jack Reacher is a pawn, a bait in this high-drama the possible fallout of which is unfathomable.

Personal by Lee Child, the nineteenth book in the Jack Reacher series may not be among the best but it is still entertaining and enjoyable. Though some may be inclined to believe that this is quite different from the others, it is not. You have to read it to find it out for yourself. The huge expectation that has been hanging like the sword of Damocles is out and the sense of disappointment is understandable. An author like Lee Child is always expected to deliver the most absorbing and thrilling thriller. Measured against the high expectation, some would feel disappointed but weighed against the readability of this single book alone forgetting his earlier works, it is still a stunning Jack Reacher novel.

#Received an uncorrected proof advance reading copy for review.

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