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Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Dell, 359 Pages, 2019


Reviewed by Nur Shafiqah binti Mohd Ali.

Reacher is on a bus as is usual since years, he does not have a very clear destination. He sees an elderly man on the bus with an envelope in his pocket, which he surmises is filled with cash, as the envelope is of the kind banks typically hand out. There is another guy on the bus watching the man as well. 

As the man alights, the other guy follows, and so does Reacher, and saves the man from being robbed. He learns that the man Aaron Shevick has to hand over the money to some members of a gang as he has taken a loan from them in desperation. The loan is for his daughter’s medical expenses, after her employer halts her insurance sneakily, as the company is on the verge of folding up. Aaron Shevick and his wife have sold all they had to fund the treatment and more expenses are coming up.

The town is divided between two gangs Ukranian and Albanian. As Reacher enters the fray to help Aaron Shevick and his family, the gangs initially end up thinking the other is out to get them. Reacher has help from Abby who worked in one of the restaurants, and also a few others locally. There is a lot of violence to follow, and if you have been reading Jack Reacher books for a while, you know how this is going to end.


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