One of my earlier book summaries was of a Lee Child book. It was, of course, a Jack Reacher book. Reacher is the hero I like to experience every Fall when the new book arrives. I have read all of Mr. Child’s books. Now he is writing them with his son, Andrew. I can’t really tell the difference. Reacher books are all bookish weapons. He is lethal.
This latest book is called, “No Plan B.” Reacher is former military police and I thought the military always had a plan B and C. I know the axiom that one of something is none, but two of something is one. That kind of planning seems t require a plan B. However, if this case it is the evil bad guys that don’t have a plan B. When you are up against Reacher with no plan B you don’t have a chance.
Bus or Hitch a Ride
The beginning of this book is on the bad guys turf. It sort of describes a little of their set up and the book goes back and forth between what the bad guys are doing and what Reacher and friends are doing. This book has reacher thumbing a ride prior to arriving in the town where some bad stuff happens. In other books he will be riding a bus. The bus is not left out of the action. Another character has lots of interaction with a bus.
The reasons for Reacher visiting a particular town are varied and interesting. This time he was curious about the towns Museum or what it contained. They were some artifacts from the Civil war. In any event it puts Reacher right where he needs to be to meet a woman and later get into action.
He stays in the Museum until it closes and then meets the woman because she is the one that has to force him to leave. And a way we go.
What Is The Limit?
When I read Reacher books and he gets into his first battle, I always wonder what his limit might be. How many bad guys can he handle at once. I think it is six if their skill levels are low, but fewer than that if they are professionals.
In this book he actually takes a bit of a beat down but only temporary. If you are a Reacher fan then you know (in spite of the Tom Cruise movie) that he is a huge man with Tony Robbins hands. I say Tony Robbin’s hands, because I shook one once and my hand disappeared like it was swallowed by a whale.
The Whole Story
No I am not going to spoil this thriller for you by telling you every little thing. Just enough to motivate you to try a Reacher book if you haven’t so far. It is well worth it.
Even though the title is “No Plan B,” make sure YOU always have plan B and maybe C as well.