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The Affair by Lee Child
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Apr 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: tulsa-library
Read from April 26 to May 17, 2012

The Affair is another one of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. Jack Reacher is big mean Military Policeman who doesn't take much crap from anybody. Jack Reacher books are my brain candy. This book is a prequel to the very first Reacher novel The Killing Floor. I hadn't read it so I guess I have something to look forward to reading.

In this one Reacher is sent down to Mississippi by the Pentagon to go undercover to make sure that a murder investigation is being conducted properly. While there he hooks up with the local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux. Well poor Elizabeth falls head over heels for the handsome Jack Reacher. One feature of the town is that there is a freight train that roars through town exactly at midnight every night and is so big and fast it shakes everything in town. Well guess what, Jack's hotel is right next to the train and Jack and Liz time their "peak expression for the affection they have for each other" to coincide with the arrival of the train at midnight.

I thought that was hilarious, but they are so good at it they start using the expression "catching the train." I just rolled laughing. I can do that you see, it is my brain candy.

Plot, what plot, oh yeah, Jack figures out eventually that he has been played, crossed, and double crossed and well of course he has to take corrective action and he does in true Billy Jack style.

I give this book four stars out of five. Don't you judge me!

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