Review:  Personal by Lee ChildTitle:  Personal
Author:  Lee Child

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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. (Goodreads)

My Review:

This story is a little different from Reacher’s usual adventures as he doesn’t stumble across an injustice that needs to be remedied, but is asked to investigate an assassination attempt in Paris. Asked by an army general. You’d think that the army would have their own investigators and not need to call in a retired MP? Weird, even with the author’s explanation.

So off Reacher goes to Europe. But rather than flying solo like usual, this time he has a partner. An odd choice of a partner, as she seems too green to be let out on her own. Weirder and weirder.

While I usually like it when a character ventures out of their comfort zone and stretches their wings, I think that I prefer the usual Reacher formula of wandering, stumble across injustice, kick some ass, move on. It’s not a rut, it’s a winning formula!

While not a bad story, it’s definitely not my favorite Reacher book. I still love the character and am always looking forward to the next installment, but I sincerely hope that we get the “old” Reacher back for the next one!

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