This is my review of the book Never Go Back by Lee Child, which I read recently. This is the continuing saga of the ex-miltary cop Jack Reacher. On his continuing progress hitch-hiking around America he has come back to his old military unit the 100th Military Police.
His reason for coming back is that he spoke to the current commanding officer Major Susan Turner and he liked her voice. So he decided that he would come back and ask her out for a meal. Sadly as soon as he crosses the bases threshold things start to go wrong for him.
He is accused of the homicide relating to an event that occurred 16 years ago. Along with that a paternity suite comes out of the wood work for a daughter he did not know anything about. Added to that as ex-military he is co-opted back into the army so he has to obey army rules. Then he finds that Susan the person who he had gone to the base to see in the first place is now missing – locked up in a guard cell accused of bribery.
Somehow though the most amazing series of twists and turns Jack manages to solve a major corruption mystery and clear his name, but you would not guess how he does it without reading the book, so I won't spoil the plot any more. Other than to say that numerous laws are broken, bones broken and guard cells broken out of during the course of the story. All adds to the fun.
This is an enjoyable readable book. A real page turner as the saying goes and was certainly better than a lot of TV that was on over Christmas.
This was book 17 week 13 fiction 15 (audio books 3) non fiction 2
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