LEE CHILD’s writing is skillfully descriptive and masterfully intense.
Reacher is on a Greyhound bus minding his own business with no particular place to go. Ever observant, he notices an old man who is carrying a lot of cash in his pocket. At the next stop the man steps off the bus and someone else is following him. Reacher gets off too.
The elderly couple has made a few well-meaning mistakes and now they owe some very bad people money. A lot more money than they have. Reacher offers to help and quickly finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
He teams up with a waitress who knows more that she’s willing to talk about. Together they set out to take down the powerful gangs and make the greedy pay.
“This is a random universe,” Reacher says. “Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.”
This is Jack Reacher #24 and I am happy to say I have loved every single one of Lee Child’s books in this series which started in 1997. Each book is a comfortable and fast read. You know what your going to get when you open the cover. The story is going to be gripping and intense and Reacher is going to make things right. He always does. You may not like how he goes about it, but his rationale makes total sense.
Jack Reacher at six-foot-five is his own man. He is smart, strategic and strong and empathetic. He has the ability to find trouble everywhere he goes. And he will never turn a blind eye to someone who needs help. You’ll want Jack Reacher in your corner when you need help.
LEE CHILD’s writing in Blue Moon is skillfully descriptive and masterfully intense. He makes it easy to visualize the old man with bulging pocket getting off the bus and walking down the street. Reacher takes us on a breathless ride of action and suspense, and easily juggles multiple plot lines before merging them together.
Publisher Random House Audio
Published October 29, 2019
Narrated Scott Brick