The Midnight Line
“Jack Reacher. No middle name. Retired military police.”
Always the same. Heard that one before? Best line?
“Hope for the best, plan for the worst.”
Always in character. An anti-hero. Like a fight choreographed by the titular character, Jack Reacher, the plot on this one is woven pretty tight. Although someone knows where it is all going, presumably Jack Reacher or his creator, the story is pretty unstable. Yes, like one of his many opponents. Caught off guard, lacking balance.
Ripping good yarn, and for a Brit, remarkably attuned to the various bits of American Lore.
”Sometimes you woke up, and you knew for sure, from history and experience and weary intuition, that the brand new day would bring nothing good at all.” Page 184
But it makes for a gripping tale.
There’s a passage, late in the book, late to the story, not that it wasn’t telegraphed earlier, but it shows that the author, himself, understand the process.
Cool, like that.
Good book, highly recommended.