Night School by Lee Child; 2016; $28.99; 369 pages; Delacorte Press, New York, NY; 978-0-8041-7880-8; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Gresham; 1/18/17-1/22/17

Why did I read this?  Because I have read every other book in the Reacher and find Lee Child’s work to be an enjoyable escape from real life every once in awhile.

Jack Reacher is bigger and uglier than he appears on the movie screen and a bigger badass also.  Now that my opinion is out of the way, let me tell you about the book.  It’s a prequel to all the other Reacher books.  This one takes place while Reacher is still in the Army, he is given a temporary assignment to attend a school for the Army.  It’s cover for a mission that pairs him with someone from the CIA and the NSA.  It involves travel to the European continent, relics of the Cold War, both human and otherwise.  It shows that Reacher can work as part of a team, but that he still prefers human interaction and wants to do what is right.