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Book Nook: The Midnight Line, by Lee Child

Lee Child made his fourth appearance on the program to discuss his latest Jack Reacher thriller "The Midnight Line." During this interview I told Lee that I think this is his best book yet. And I mean it. This novel is a bit of a departure for him. In this one Reacher is on a quest. He found a ring in a pawn shop and he wants to return it to the original owner. When he meets the person who owned the ring he is overcome by compassion. We don't think of Reacher as the emotional type. In "The Midnight Line" we find a kinder, gentler Jack Reacher. Of course he is still an avenging angel and the bad guys had better beware.

This book is also different because the author has taken a cutting edge, ripped from the headlines theme to under-gird his story. That is something that Lee Child rarely does. He felt it was important to do so in this instance. We also get some glimpses of his writing process. Did you know that he always starts writing his books on the same day each year? Listen to the interview to find out why and when he does it.

The Book Nook on WYSO is made possible by five local library systems in southwest Ohio: the Greene County Public Library,  Washington-Centerville Public Library,  Clark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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