The Sentinel opening line: Rusty Rutherford emerged from his apartment on a Monday morning, exactly one week after he got fired.
Jack Reacher arrives in town with the insurance guy. It is purely coincidental that he got a lift with him. But the people who have the most to lose don’t see it that way. Like all small towns, rumours start and spread when one person says something they believe to be the truth. Mired in a situation he has no clue about, Reacher must use his skills to work his way out of it.
Jack Reacher gets off the bus in a sleepy no-name town outside Nashville, Tennessee. He plans to grab a cup of coffee and move right along.Not going to happen.The town has been shut down by a cyber attack. At the centre of it all, whether he likes it or not, is Rusty Rutherford. He’s an average IT guy, but he knows more than he thinks.As the bad guys move in on Rusty, Reacher moves in on them…And now Rusty knows he’s protected, he’s never going to leave the big man’s side.Reacher might just have to stick around and find out what the hell’s gone wrong… and then put it right, like only he can.
25 books in, and Reacher is still one of my favourite characters. This book is a collaboration between Lee and his brother Andrew. I think I worked out who wrote which part of the story as Lee’s writing is like Jack’s actions. Another great read from this collection of novels.
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.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime December 27:
2 thoughts on “The Sentinel, Lee Child And Andrew Child”
I’ve read a couple of the Reacher novels and enjoyed them. I’ve heard the plan is for Andrew Child to take over full writing responsibilities at some point…
Ah, that explains it. But Lee writes like I think Jack reacts.