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The Affair | by Lee Child

The Affair: A Reacher Novel by Lee Child
(Delacorte Press, 2011, 416 pages)

I picked up this book from my local library’s “Most Wanted” shelf.  It turns out the book is the latest release in the popular Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.

The story is set in a small town in northeastern Mississippi with an army base nearby. A 27-year-old woman has been viciously raped and murdered. A military cop, Jack Reacher’s gone undercover to monitor the investigation. It becomes apparent one of the officers in the army base is responsible. The complication is that the officer is the son of a powerful U.S. senator who is also the current chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee.  Reacher is trying to uncover the truth and get justice for the victim while under direct order from the Pentagon to protect the U.S. Army’s interests. The story also involves a beautiful female local county sheriff who is a former U.S. Marines cop with secrets from her past.

The dialogue in this book is short, clever and witty. The Affair is intriguing, multi-layered, and it kept me guessing until the end. This was a quick and enjoyable read. I will definitely try other books in the series.

 

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