"Consistently pulse-raising. . .an exhilarating ride. . .Personal wrests back the sheer gusto of the earlier novels; it's the best Reacher adventure in some considerable time." (Independent)
Jack Reacher walks alone.
Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president.
Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.
This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London.
The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Personal is 19th in the series.
And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***OUT NOW***
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Lee Child’s 19th Jack Reacher novel is terrifically entertaining, whether you’re new to the series or a fan who awaits each new instalment with bated breath. The former military policeman and unrepentant loner is sharp and laconically funny, and Child’s crisp writing and hard-boiled stylistics draw you into his gruff protagonist’s perspective. In Personal, Reacher is pulled into a high-stakes covert operation to find the brazen sniper who tried to assassinate France’s president—and holds a violent grudge against Reacher himself.
A sniper threatens the forthcoming G8 conference, to be held at a stately manor outside London, in Thriller Award finalist Childs's clever, deceptively straightforward 19th Jack Reacher novel (after 2013's Never Go Back). Protected by a glass shield, the French president escapes unharmed when someone fires a shot at him while he's delivering an outdoor address in Paris. One of only four people in the world could have fired the 50-calibre bullet with such accuracy from a distance of 1,400 yards. One is John Kott, a former Special Forces soldier, who was recently released from prison, where Reacher helped put him 15 years earlier for killing an Army sergeant in a fight. Gen. Tom O'Day, of whom Reacher is wary, manages to recruit the peripatetic former M.P. to look into the matter. Reacher first visits Kott's empty house in rural Arkansas before traveling to Paris and finally to London, where he tangles with gangsters en route to trying to stop the sniper from striking again. Reacher's keen analytic mind in action will entertain readers as much as the assorted physical means he uses to take down the bad guys.
Good but not the best.
My wife struggled with this book, one dull and boring page after another, hoping that it would eventually get interesting. It didn't. She reckons Lee Child is resting on his laurels, hoping previous successes will drive sales.
Because different people have different tastes and expectations, I was still eager to read it, so did. Absolutely disappointed. I hope it's because Lee has been distracted by some life-threatening health problem, and not because he is engaging contract writers like Clancy, Cussler, Ludlum and Fleming or their heirs. I don't buy their books any more.
Another Reacher Classic
A gripping read. Worth the time and money.