(Spoiler Alert) A good story, but the coincidence of two apparently unrelated murders being investigated by Bosch and Ballard leading to the same killer is hard to take. One victim is a homeless man burned to death in his tent; the other is a judge stabbed outside the courthouse. There is a third case they’re working on , a cold case that is almost 30 years old.
(spoiler alert) I think Reacher is getting older and meaner, less tolerant of the bad guys. He’s still unbelievably observant, sharp, calculating, and very, very lucky. This book reads like a violent video game, with a lot more mayhem than previous Reacher novels. And the girl who accompanies him through the story is very tolerant of his murderous ways. I found it difficult to believe he and a few friends could take out two whole crime families.
All that said, I still enjoyed this addition to the series. I like Lee Child’s clipped style of writing and strange sense of humor.