Top positive review
Well written with a smart, tough hero
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2017
Lee Child writes extremely well, and his hero, Jack Reacher, is an interesting character. He's a military brat who grew up to be a Military Policeman in the U.S. army. I never made the connection until I read these books, but MP's have the same roles as civilian police except they deal with law-breaking by soldiers. Reacher is a smart cop who thinks himself into the mind set of the bad guy and can often identify or locate him that way. I do think Reacher is a little quick to solve problems with direct physical violence, and in fact, quite often provokes it, which I don't really like. But the major reason for four instead of five stars is because many of the plots are built around a single surprise twist. I don't want to include any spoilers, but an example would be that the villain turns out to be the person heading the investigation. This doesn't interfere with the enjoyment the first time through, but, since I can never find enough good authors, I find it necessary to reread my favorite books. These don't stand up terrifically well to rereading because of their reliance on single surprise plot twists. But I do recommend them - they are certainly well worth reading at least once.