It began long ago in the multiple award winning debut novel Killing Floor. 16 novels later the backstory of why Jack Reacher, US Army MP, left the service is finally told in The Affair. It is 1997 and there is a problem in Mississippi. Somebody killed the very beautiful 27 year old Janice May Chapman in Carter Crossing. The problem for the military is the fact that quite possibly somebody from the nearby army base, Fort Kelhem, might be involved. Army Rangers, two different … more
Normally, a new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child has me counting the days before it comes in at the library. That was the case with his latest novel, The Affair, but unfortunately this one didn't click for me. I don't really know what it was or why I felt that way, but I couldn't get drawn in and absorbed like I normally do. The story moves back to his Army days, the times when he still had a place he considered "home." He's sent out to a small town … more
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