2 from Lee Child this week.
You would probably have to have been living in a cave for the past twenty five years or so to have never heard of Lee Child or his main man Jack Reacher.
I've probably seen as many films with pint-sized Tom Cruise as the lead as I've read books in the series and I can't remember what ones they were anyway..... pre blog days when I wasn't making lists or keeping records.
I guess I'll try and start at the beginning again when I eventually get back to the series.
If I want to play catch-up the series is upto about 25 books at the minute. I think I have most of the first dozen on the shelves.
Killing Floor (1997)
"This was the first Jack Reacher novel and with its lean, spare prose it has one of the most intriguing heroes of our times and displays a gift for explosive drama." (Daily Express)
Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.
Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure.
They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero.
Die Trying (1998)
Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere.
A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. Reacher offers her a steadying arm.
And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach.
Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds?
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, this is the 2nd in the series.