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A gentler Jack Reacher emerges in Lee Child's latest novel

This book adds its share of classic moments to the Reacher canon

Janet Maslin | NYT 

Lee Child gives his books such nondescript titles that you often need a mnemonic to remember what they’re about. The Midnight Line is another forgettable name, so what should we call it? I started out thinking of it as “the one with the West Point ring”: That’s a plot point unlike anything in Child’s previous best-selling Jack Reacher books, and it turns up in Chapter 1, so it’s no spoiler. But by the time I closed the new novel, it was “the one that breaks your heart.” There’s an unexpected Jack Reacher on display here. It ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 22:23 IST