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Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2017
Great read for anyone, but Jack Reacher connoisseurs most especially will not be disappointed. Reacher, as always, is on the road, but interrupts a journey to the end of a bus route, to investigate why a West Point class ring wound up in a small-town pawn shop. The trail leads from one tiny Midwestern/Western location to another and the ring's story gets more tragic as Reacher's search progresses.

Author Lee Child takes on some serious issues in this novel--drug addiction is rural America and treatment of returning disabled Iraq and Afghanistan war vets. The latter is more a look at the complexity of war wounds and somewhat less a blanket condemnation of the VA hospital system, I might add.

As always, the great think about a Reacher novel is that the character is written as truly and purely heroic. The reader knows that his path is straight and honest and that he will always triumph over the black hats. Admittedly, this is a form of escapist lit, but it's therapeutic as heck. So, celebrate the appearance of "The Midnight Line" and start living for the arrival of the next JR adventure.
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