"Child builds tension to unbearable extremes, then blows it out in sharply choreographed violence, even if his plot has more holes in it than the shirt Reacher uses for target practice. "
Smashingly suspenseful fifth in Child's series (Running Blind
, 2000, etc.) lands this British author's rootless, laconic action hero in southwest Texas, where a femme fatale lures him into a family squabble that inevitably turns violent.
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