Jack Reacher is back in Lee Child's latest installment featuring the ex-military MP with a big chip on his shoulder. True to form Reacher finds himself embroiled in a conflict that doesn't really concern him until he decides that it does. In "Nothing to Lose" Reacher's plan to walk across America, diagonally, is interrupted when a couple of town bullies in Despair, Colorado rough him up as they suggest he leave town quickly and never return. This causes Jack to get angry enough to find out just what they are hiding in Despair. From there Reacher and a local policewoman are pitted against everything from corporate chemical pollution to military fraud.
Lee Child's novels are great escapism with a John Wayne/James Bond type hero that you find your self cheering for even if he is often more violent than necessary. The prose is sometimes over descriptive which slows the plot."Nothing to Lose" bogs down in spots but makes up for it in others.
If you are a Jack Reacher fan you'll enjoy another of his adventures. Never read Lee Child? Give "Nothing to Lose" a try.
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