The Hard Way…


I had some time during the Christmas break to finish the tenth book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series.
My favorite quote was when the author describes “Reacher always arrang[ing) the smallest details in his life so he could move on at a split second’s notice.  It was an obsessive habit.  He owned nothing and carried nothing.  Physically he was a big man, but he cast a small shadow and left very little in his wake” (2). 
Honestly, this was by far my least favorite in the series.  The story was slow.  Not many twists or turns.  My attention drifted.  I felt like I have read bits and pieces of this narrative before.  First time I have felt that way about a Reacher book before.  Let’s hope that this is not the case for the next 9 books!    
With that in mind, here is where I rank each installment thus far…
  1. Tripwire (#3):  Vietnam and Wall-Street 
  2. Killing Floor (#1):  Currency and Counterfeiting 
  3. Enemy (#8): Cold War and Cover-Ups
  4. Without Fail (#6):  Secret Service and National Politics
  5. Persuader (#7):  Drug Smuggling and Kidnapping 
  6. Echo Burning (#5):  Immigration and Domestic Violence 
  7. One Shot (#9): Assassinations and Soviet Prisons
  8. Running Blind (#4):  Sexual Harassment and Serial Killers 
  9. Die Trying (#2):  Extremists and Militias  
  10. The Hard Way (#10):  Mercenaries and Missing People
I plan to continue this series during the final week of the holiday break by picking up Bad Luck and Trouble. 
The Hard Way…

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