"It is tremendously comforting
to be in the hands of Child and his hero - a good man who we know will save the day
in the end before moving on, toothbrush in pocket, "just the clothes on his back. No particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there."" (Observer
"Lee Child is the absolute maste
r of the story of a lone stranger arriving in town to save the innocent, and this is one of the best
of his series...as always, the violence is ferocious and fast-moving
. Anyone feeling hard done by or facing insuperable odds will be comforted by this novel, which is also the best advertisement for the NHS I have ever seen." (Literary Review
- we all know Jack Reacher is the only avenger
that matters...Child has found his mojo
"There's only one Jack Reacher.
Accept no substitutes."
"Jack Reacher, the 21st-century knight errant who over 23 books has proved himself the most reliable excellent basher of bad guys
...And good work, Lee Child. If you're at all partial to his revenge
fantasies, this is one of the best
for a while...your hands keep turning those pages, drawn in by storytelling
that knows fancy words count for less than clarity and rhythm...It's nonsense. Yet it's compelling
nonsense, a vicarious clearing away of life's obstacles via a hero
who has no moral qualms, no physical or emotional vulnerability and no interest in what shampoo he uses." (The Times
Once in a blue moon, things turn out just right- the new Jack Reacher, the thriller hero we can't get enough of.