By Lee Child
Reacher is “just passing through” the insignificant town of Margrave, Georgia, intending to pay tribute to a guitar-playing legend who died decades before. No sooner has he arrived when, as the only stranger in town, he is arrested for murder.
Reacher is soon cleared, but a dramatic twist quickly makes things personal and Reacher becomes involved in an investigation involving several deaths and which, ultimately, leads to the discovery of a counterfeiting ring on a massive scale.
The characterisation is very strong, and Child paints a vivid picture of the seemingly quiet, unassuming and immaculate town of Margrave. The style of writing is punchy and the story moves at a relentless pace. Reacher makes a great and very believable action hero.
James’ out-of-five star rating: ****