The Christmas Scorpion by Lee Child @LeeChildReacher @DelacortePress ‏‏ @penguinrandom #HoHoHoRAT

Posted November 17, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

The Christmas Scorpion by Lee Child @LeeChildReacher @DelacortePress ‏‏ @penguinrandom #HoHoHoRATThe Christmas Scorpion by Lee Child
Series: Jack Reacher #22.5
Published by Delacorte Press on October 2, 2018
Pages: 26
Format: eBook
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On Christmas Eve, Jack Reacher stumbles into a no-name bar in the California desert, desperate to take refuge from an unexpected snowstorm. Reacher came to Barstow for a little R&R. Instead, he’s sequestered in a dark little roadhouse with a bartender, a bewildered elderly couple—and two members of Britain’s Royal Military Police. They tell Reacher they were escorting a VIP to a top-secret meeting at a U.S. military base when they became separated from their charge. That’s when the threat came in from a notorious assassin: the Christmas Scorpion. Now they need a miracle to save the day. Or maybe all they need is Jack Reacher.

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I love this Jack Reacher series.   This sort of holiday novella contains one adventure in the string of situations Reacher ends up entangled.  There is the usual unusual scenario, being stuck out at a bar in the middle of a snowstorm on Christmas Eve.

Reacher observes everything clearly and deduces the actual problems. I was totally lost.  He is able to work a solution and go on with his plans. I love the smart. This one has less action but difficult weather and unexpected characters on hand.

#HoHoHoRAT 3

About Lee Child

Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV’s “golden age.” During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars’ worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment. The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.

Lee has three homes—an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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  • 2018 Library-Love Challenge

Posted November 17, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 2 Comments

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