Die Trying – Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the top names in hard-boiled thriller fiction. His hero, Jack Reacher, is an ex-military policeman, and a good guy of the first order. This is my favorite of the books, sparse, tight, clean, a great deal of action. Sometimes the gun talk gets a little much for me, and the female character is a bit of a stretch. But all in all, this is a great escapist read.