There are two types of Reacher novels. One where Reacher saves the world, and one where Reacher works his magic in a smaller setting. In “The Midnight Line” it’s the latter. Thankfully. I find the small stage suits Reacher better. It certain suits Lee Child as he usually does his best writing there.
Reacher gets off the bus in Wisconsin. The only thing open is a pawn shot. He notices a 2005 West Point class ring. Something is obviously wrong. Reacher isn’t going to stop until he finds out what it is and corrects it. Reacher convinces the pawn shop owner to name names. Reacher heads to Rapid City, SD and from there to Wyoming and a dusty dead end in the middle of nowhere. He has to beat up some bikers, and some drug dealers but it’s all works out. He runs into a former FBI agent, working as a PI who looking for the same person. The story is will written, believable, and very entertaining – maybe Child’s best. Jack Reacher Novel #22
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