Jeannie asked:

One thing I've always enjoyed about the Reacher books is Lee Child's great details about the locales, especially when it's a place I'm familiar with. Does anyone else find it odd that this book doesn't take place anywhere specific? Why set this book in some completely anonymous city? It has been a real stumbling block for me.

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Pat Harris I have been trying to determine ANY US locale where Ukrainians and Albanians might control the entire criminal enterprise where one does not need a coat!
Diane I feel the same. The lack of a specific location made the setting dull. The setting is usually a major plot point in his story. This one missed the mark for me too.
Lisa I think part of it was Child saying this could be any decent sized (I'm not talking Chicago, DC, NYC) sized city.... and the issues could be caused by any two competing mobs.

On the other hand, when the action takes place in small towns, Child doesn't necessarily identify a specific small town (gives fictional names).
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