When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it's because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn't take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange--and very dangerous--things going on behind Margrave's manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention. This first thriller by a former television writer features some of the best-written scenes of action in recent memory, a crash course in currency and counterfeiting, and a hero who is just begging to be called on for an encore. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hang On for a Wild Ride!, July 31, 2003 Reviewer: romonko from alberta canada I read one of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels quite awhile ago, and thought it might be worth checking out the others. I've finally started to read them from the beginning, and I wonder why I waited so long. This book is jam-packed with action from cover to cover. Jack Reacher is the most understated Rambo-type hero you'll ever meet. This book is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of very descriptive violence in here. The grammar is not of the highest calibre, but it does not detract from the story. And oh what a story it is! We meet Jack Reacher - the guy with no ID and no fixed address. As we read we find out about his background and life before he reached Margrave, Georgia. As soon as he reaches town he gets thrown into a conspiracy huger than anything he could have imagined. and he finds that he's got to clean up a whole town which has been corrupted by a philanthropist and his foundation - Mr. Kliner. This is a humbdinger of a book.