The Jack Reacher novels:
___ #3 Tripwire (1999)
___ #17 A Wanted Man (2012)
___ #18 Never Go Back (2013)
I've just finished Personal, so I have to go back and pick up the three I haven't read. Since I've reviewed all of the ones I've read, I'll just add a bit about Jack Reacher's background.
Reacher is 6'5 inches tall; his father was military, his mother was French; he is a retired Army MP; he uses physics when he fights or plans; he can tell time without a watch. He owns nothing but the clothes he wears and a toothbrush. He is constantly on the move, and of course, always there to defend the right. He is just plain remarkable. (I wouldn't watch the film with little Tom Cruise playing the 6'5" Reacher...for several reasons.)
Personal has Reacher pulled back into service...unofficially. A sniper has taken a shot at the President of France; a shot that only the most elite snipers in the world could make. The possibilities for the shooter are down to three. One of the snipers in the running is a man Reacher arrested years ago, and the thought is that perhaps he can do it again. At least that is what the State Department and the CIA hope.
Teamed with Casey Nice, Reacher ends up in London ready to do battle with local mobsters who have teamed up with the suspect.
I'm including some of the praise for this series (which I love):
“Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don’t come close to matching.”—Associated Press
“The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.”—NPR
“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly
NetGalley/Random House/Delacorte Press
Thriller/Action. Sept. 2, 2014. Print Length: 368 pages.