The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher #22)

THE MIDNIGHT LINE                                    LEE CHILD

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness.

The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.


Reacher and Chang have gone their separate ways and he ends up in a small Wisconsin town. While walking around the town he glances into the window of a pawn shop and notices a class ring. This is not any class ring but a West Point class ring. Even though the year is many years after he graduated, he is now wondering how and why this ring is in the pawn shop. His quest has begun and he buys the ring. This leads him to a run in with a group of bikers, but he gets information that leads him to Minneapolis, where he has run-ins with wanna be muscle for a local criminal. He then moves on to Wyoming and it is there that when meeting up with a PI that the pieces are starting to come together and what you have is something very big going on. He, of course, wants to shut it down. He also finds the person the rings belongs to a vet a female officer, who was wounded in Afghanistan. Reacher still at times during this story is thinking about Chang from the last book which I thought was a nice touch. Overall a very good book. I got this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us

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