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Not the most exciting of the Reacher tales but worth reading nonetheless
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2018
In the 10th adventure of ex-Army Military Police major Jack Reacher we find our hero embroiled in a complex kidnapping plot involving the beautiful wife and step daughter of a military contractor company (think Blackwater) named Edward Lane. To top things off this is the second time Lane has gone through this, the last time proved fatal for the wife. He's understandably frantic, ransom is paid, and the tension ratchets up. Reacher winds up ultimately traveling to England and gets into a deadly showdown at the book's conclusion.
Not the most exciting novel in the series but entertaining enough for me. There's less action, gunplay and brawling than some of the other stories which may leave some readers disappointed. Happily, Lee Child's penchant for errors on US military topics and inaccuracies regarding various firearms is absent from "The Hard Way" which is a postive. It's true as some other reviewers observe that these stories are a bit formulaic but as it turns out it's a successful formula so why change it? I'll be starting "Nothing to Lose" shortly and looking forward to it.