Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

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THE MIDNIGHT LINE BY LEE CHILD, BANTAM PRESS, £20 (EBOOK £9.99) HHHH H JACK REACHER, giant, righteous avenger, seeker of the truth - book number 22 and Lee Child shows no sign of flagging. Reacher sees a West Point class ring from 2005 in a pawn shop window in a small Midwestern town. The ring is tiny and must have belonged to a woman. He pledges to track her down, wanting to know who she was.

Curiosity sends him on a quest involving human damage, stolen prescription drugs, a beautiful sister, a private eye, a drug operator who wants Reacher dead, and a man who died in the wilds of Wyoming, eaten by a bear.

The writing is typically good, the scenarios swiftly executed and the pyrotechnics subdued. Reacher is back to his beginnings and Lee Child does him justice.

THE DREAMS OF BETHANY MELLMOTH BY WILLIAM BOYD, VIKING, £14. …

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