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Monday, August 26, 2013

One Shot by Lee Child

I almost didn’t read this since I had seen the movie.  In spite of the dubious decision to cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher I thought the movie was well done.  Talk about a reach though, tiny little Tom Cruise for great big Jack Reacher, gotta wonder who made that decision.  I’m guessing they are not fond of reading.  Regardless, this book is another Reacher justice book.  Cross the wrong line and justice is in Reacher’s knurly, rock hard hands.

Once again Lee Child has crafted an excellent action adventure.  Jack Reacher’s implacable Old Testament type of justice prevails.  You might say he inflicted a crushing defeat to the bad guys.  

This story focuses on an immigrant band of villains who distain the soft American justice system.  The story of intimidation and corruption could come from any major city news source.  (That would have been newspaper a few years ago but I now feel I am in the minority with my fondness for perusing actual newsprint.)

The movie was based on the book but as usual the book provides much more detail and fleshes out the vacuum left by the big screen.   seeks his own brand of justice. 

As in all the Jack Reacher books I have read so far, there is non-stop action and lots of violence.  

I enjoyed the book and I recommend the book.

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