Yeah! I finally finished my first book in 2018 and it’s the third book in the Jack Reacher series. It makes me want to read his fourth book! Well, at least my expectation of Jack Reacher series is still there despite the horrendous second book. It feels like there’s a continuation to the next book as some of the things was not explained clearly.
So here is a quick summary (adapted from the book): Digging swimming pools by hand in Key West, Florida, Jack Reacher is as tanned and as fit as he’s ever been. A local girl says he looks like a condom filled with walnuts.Being invisible has become a habit. He doesn’t want to be found.
So when a private detective comes nosing around and asking questions, Reacher is not pleased. Especially when he later finds the guy dead. With his fingertips sliced off. Why was he so determined to find him? What does the vicious Wall Street honcho Hook Hobie have to do with it? And what about the reappearance of a woman from Reacher’s own troubled past?
I would recommend one to skip the second book in the series and go straight into this book. The action scenes were not as intense as the previous book and there is no detailed description as to how Reacher shoot or the type of gun used in the book. However, the twist and turns of the whole story make it like a crime story (my personal favorite) which makes it hard to put down the book (e-book for me).
From this book, you will get to know a little more about Reacher’s history (his army days) and his love (or maybe his first love?).
But honestly, after reading 3 books of Jack Reacher series, I could guess the writing style of Lee Child and Reacher just seems too good and invincible to die (well, he won’t die cause there’s still lots of book on him).
From this book, you will get to know that one could train their pectoral muscle (like chest muscles which lies under the breast) till so thick that it stops the bullet from hitting the rib cage and also, with a nail stuck on his head, he could still kill the fake Victor Hobie (Carl Allen).
I was equally shocked as Reacher that Victor Hobie wasn’t the real Victor Hobie but Carl Allen. You get to know that at the very end of the book (probably about 50 pages from the ending).
Nevertheless, a good book to pick up in 2018!
Book Completed: March 2018