Personal, A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child; 2014; $28.00; 353 pages; Delacorte Press, New York, NY; 978-0-8014-7847-7; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Hillsdale; 10/9/14-10/12/14
Someone has tried to assassinate the President of French and the only thing that stop them was a new composite material that stopped a bullet. There are only a certain number of snipers who could have made the shot and one of them had been apprehended by Reacher when he was a military policeman. Reacher is brought in to try and find him again, to figure out what his plan is and to try and stop him. He is faced with interference from all kinds of intelligence agencies from around the globe even perhaps the United States. He has to face someone even bigger than himself along with English and Serbian gangsters. Reacher manages to put it all together and realizes what has really been going on and brings everything to a conclusion.
Did I enjoy it? Yes it was a wild ride that took Reacher around the world and gave him a chance to use his detective skills as well as just beat the crap out of some people.
What is with the title of the review? Reacher travels around the country and happens to pass through Portland on his way to Seattle where he is pulled into his latest adventure. Wish Lee Child would set one of the stories in Oregon.