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Book Review: The Killing Floor by Lee Child
This is the first of Lee Child’s series of novels about the action hero Jack Reacher. A fast paced crime thriller. The tough ex-military cop goes in search of a dead guitar player. Who apparently died in mysterious circumstances many years ago in the area? Reacher finds his way to Margrave a small town in rural Georgia, USA. After walking miles in the rain Reacher wanders into a diner and settles down to have some breakfast only to find moments later he is surrounded by cops and arrested and thrown in jail. He finds out that there have been some murders at the edge of town. And there hasn’t been a murder in the town for over 30 years.
It seems Reacher is the fall guy, the stranger. Later, he is thrown in prison only to find out someone is trying to kill him. He deals with that. He takes them out. And an eye for an eye prison justice. Meanwhile, Reacher’s alibi is confirmed and is released from prison. Reacher doesn’t know who to trust. Luckily, for him, he finds help in the shape of an attractive female brunette, another fellow cop. Between the rides in bed Reacher discovers the truth about the Kilner foundation. Reacher gets rustled into the police investigation and finds out his brother Joe has been killed. He will avenge his brother’s murder.
It seems the whole town is plagued by the Kilner foundation which controls and spreads itself into everyone’s life. Like a sickness it corrupts the arteries of honest people and most of the local police force. The locals have become seduced by easy money. Reacher now needs to find out how the Kilner foundation makes their money and how they have been spending it. But Reacher knows one thing he wants the murderer of his brother Joe more than anything. He will stop at nothing. The anger is there waiting to erupt on the next bad guy. Kill, kill, and kill.
Boxes of counterfeit money and plenty of dead bodies litter this novel. Just the way Reacher likes it. I would recommend reading this novel as a starter to an interesting series of novels about Jack Reacher. I don’t think you will be disappointed. I like the writing style. It’s quick. It’s fun. It will keep you turning the page.
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