>> Thursday, November 15, 2007
Genre: Mystery/ Thriller
Challenge: From the Stacks #1
From the back cover:
Across the country women are being murdered, victims of an extraordinarily disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. Even the elite team of FBI agents assigned to the case is baffled by the ingenuity of these perfect crimes. But who’s committing them? Why? And how? So far, there’s only one connection: each victim knew Jack Reacher. And this time, even he’s running blind.This is the fourth book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Series and I’m pleased to say that I’m still enjoying the heck out of it. Jack is a great hero who gets better with every book. A former military policeman, who is happiest when he’s living without attachments or roots, Jack can’t seem to keep himself from intervening to help an underdog.
As the book opens Jack gets himself involved in helping out a restaurant owner who is being shaken down by a pair of mob goons. Next thing he knows he’s hauled in by the FBI because he fits their profile in an investigation into a serial killer. It turns out that the killers victims are all women who Jack knew when he was in the military. I really don’t want to say more about the plot because Child is great at doling out the clues, information and red herrings as the story progresses.
Another well constructed mystery with a likeable, but flawed hero. I need to go buy the next book in the series!