A Wanted Man begins where Worth Dying For ended. Reacher is hitch hiking to Virginia to meet a woman with whom he conversed in an earlier novel. With his broken nose and dishevelled appearance, Reacher’s prospects for getting picked up are not promising. However, he does get a lift from 2 men and a woman who are not what they appear to be. Murder and mayhem ensue but initial progress is slow. As always Reacher is invincible and figures things out on his own. He will survive. The bad guys won’t and it’s best not to get too comfortable with the good guys either.
Child writes great action scenes but so do many authors. What distinguishes Child is the detailed analysis that takes place at the split second level. One punch or gun shot can have a fascinating, multi-paragraph build up.
All in all, Worth Dying For is another excellent entry in the series.