Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cook have a lot in common.
Both army high-flyers.
Both acquainted with Jack Reacher.
Both forced to resign from the service.
Now they’re both dead.
Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint.
Apparent victims of an army man.
A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante.
A man just like Jack Reacher.
Point of view:
3rd person. Multiple perspectives.
This is the 4th book in the series. There’s some continuation of Jack’s personal life from the last book – but the mystery/suspense/thriller arc is completely started & resolved here, so this can be read on its own.
I really liked this one. The FBI seeks Jack’s help because the victims are all former service women who Jack interacted with during his time as an MP. Though the FBI already has thoughts about motive & a potential profile, Jack comes at it from a different direction. Add in being reluctantly partnered with newish agent and its an intriguing dynamic.
While I had ideas and guesses, I wasn’t sure about who the killer was until the same time Jack & Harper were. There are sections from the killer’s perspective, but they’re anonymous so it just gave an eerie quality while everyone else was scrambling to save whatever other women might be killed.
In a personal front, Jack’s relationship with Jodie is strained by his wanderlust and her long work hours. Frankly, I kind of prefer him as a wanderer and like what looks like a death to ideas of him being in a static home base.
Again enjoyed Johnathan McClain’s narration.
About the author:
Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.
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About the narrator:
You can connect with Johnathan McClain here:
My Favorite Quotes
Suppose you wanted to kill people. – Running Blind by @LeeChildReacher #Audiobook narrated by @misterjmcclain #JackReacher #FBI #Thriller #SuspenseTweet
“Weird. I guess I don’t understand the military.” “Well, don’t feel bad about it. We don’t understand you either.” – Running Blind by @LeeChildReacher #Audiobook narrated by @misterjmcclain #JackReacher #FBI #Thriller #SuspenseTweet
“You’re the only person I know who wants to be homeless,” she said. “Most people try real hard to avoid it.” – Running Blind by @LeeChildReacher #Audiobook narrated by @misterjmcclain #JackReacher #FBI #Thriller #SuspenseTweet