This is no cruisy ride

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KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child Ban­tam Books

HAVE you heard the hype about Tom Cruise star­ing as Jack Reacher from Lee Child’s in­ter­na­tion­ally best- sell­ing se­ries?

No, I hadn’t ei­ther, so with cu­rios­ity get­ting the bet­ter of me, I went in on the ground level.

Killing Floor is the first in the Jack Reacher se­ries about a drifter, ex- mil­i­tary cop and a righter of wrongs or so it seems. So you’d best buckle in be­cause Lee Child is about to take you on a hell of a ride.

It’s al­most non- stop ac­tion as he hops off a bus in a small town look­ing for a blues leg­end and ends up be­ing ar­rested.

From there the tale twists and turns as he gets pulled in deeper and darker. There’s the mys­tery of a lost brother, who un­cov­ered an­other mys­tery, and while the body count climbs, Jack Reacher keeps on.

It’s a log­i­cal place to start and at one stage I wea­ried of ac­tion and just wanted a con­clu­sion, but if you like your ac­tion thrillers like Clive Cus­sler or David Bal­dacci, I think any Lee Child novel would be a great place to start.

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