Blue Moon opening line: The city looked small on a map of America.
Jack Reacher follows the old man off the bus, into a town divided neatly down the middle. Twop gangs, one on each side, each one muscling in on the other. What they could not have foreseen is Reacher’s instinct to play things fairly. Once in a blue moon, everything just works out.
In a nameless city, two ruthless rival criminal gangs, one Albanian, the other Ukrainian, are competing for control. But they hadn’t counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch.Reacher is trained to notice things. He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too … obviously hoping to get rich quick.As the mugger makes his move, Reacher steps in. The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher’s offer to help him home. He’s vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble.What hold could the gangs possibly have on the old guy? Will Reacher sit back and let bad things happen? Or can he twist the situation to everyone’s benefit?‘This is a random universe,’ he says. ‘Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.’The odds are better with Reacher involved. That’s for damn sure.
Like the novels before, this is another page turner. Reacher sets things right in the way only he can.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.