Jen Scheid Scheid de Baiti, Nauru
What can I say? I am a sucker for the Spenser novels. No one writes dialogue like Robert B. Parker. I can't say this was great but I will say it was good. Spenser takes a young man under his wing and shows him the investigative ropes so to speak. Since this was the last Spenser novel that Robert B. Parker wrote before his death, I can't help wonder if this was his way of easing a new character in and easing Spenser out. Whatever Parker’s reasons were, I did enjoy the book.
Reacher is a great character, and "Tripwire" is a good book, with fewer unbelievable leaps than "Die Trying." The best way to review this one is that it's a fine, interesting three-star book with a crackling five-plus-stars climax good enough to earn a four (sort of like earning a solid C- in a class, then acing the term-paper and final to nail a B+).