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Worth Dying For by Lee Child
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really liked it

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**Re** Jack Reacher - wanderer, former military police investigator, total bad-ass. Happens to wander into situations that need correcting the way Jessica Fletcher wanders into dead bodies. This time around, the fifteenth installment, Reacher takes on a wife beater that happens to be part of a family that holds an entire town under their thumbs.

**Outstanding** Reacher is as cool as ever - being a sweet guy and mean as hell, depending on who you are. Lee knows how to write a good yarn with appropriately venomous bad guys and realistically beaten townies. As always, a fast, enjoyable read.

**Unacceptable** Reacher seems to be getting a bit soft in some respects here and more callous at other times. Not too much, but it seemed a bit more uneven than previous installments. The cliffhanger from the previous book seemed kind of tacked on, and there really didn't seem to be any point to it.

**Summary** Child is a master at writing quick thrillers that read like a good guy version of Richard Stark's Parker. He keeps the sentences short and descriptive without being too flowery and his locales feel very real. Recommended.
4/5

**Notes** In the last book, Child mentioned highway cloverleafs a lot. In this book, Reacher seems almost comically obsessed with coffee.

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