Jack Reacher Mystery #15
2010/ ISBN 978038534319
Thriller / Suspense
by Barbara Buhrer
Jack Reacher is just passing through the state of Nebraska on his
way to Quantico where he hopes to meet with Susan who he has not
yet met in person, but has spoken to many times. He is in recovery
from his close encounter with death in South Dakota ("61 Hours").
He innocently becomes involved in what appears to be a case of
domestic violence, when he forces local drunken doctor to treat
Eleanor Duncan who is married to abusive Seth Duncan. Reacher breaks
Seth’s nose in payment for his treatment of Eleanor. This
causes the Duncan clan to seek revenge. Reacher then becomes involved
in what seems to be the illegal trafficking of kidnapped women and
young girls. He also finds information leading to the truth about
a child who went missing years ago. There is a violent and deadly
confrontation between the Duncans and Reacher and Dorothy Cole who
has been helping Reacher and is seeking revenge.
This is Reacher at his most deadly. The story is well plotted,
written in Child's usual crisp, efficient prose. The characters
are well rounded and human. This is a story of revenge, corruption
and greed. There is much violence.
Note: If you are a Reacher fan (which I am) you might be interested
in this news I heard. The producers of a proposed movie based on
Child's "One Shot" are contemplating casting Tom Cruise
(5'7"} as Reacher (6'4"}. All his fans are up in arms
about this miscasting.
Reviews of other titles in this series
Hard Way #10
Luck and Trouble #11
to Lose #12
Dying For #15
Go Back #18