Yesterday i picked up a couple of books from the library. One was 61 Hours by Lee Child. I noticed it had a "7 Day Checkout" sticker, so i opened it up when i got home to read a little bit. When B came in about 9 i had only about 80 pages left! And since it is an action novel i was pretty much compelled to finish it.
Jack Reacher is an ex-Army cop who travels around with no baggage. period, not even a toothbrush or change of clothes. He buys a ride off a tour bus driver and ends up stuck in a South Dakota prison town when the bus slides off the road. The little town is practically locked down, due to a meth-producing biker gang who are threatening a witness. The police know that someone is going to try to kill the witness but don't know how and when. Reacher gets involved with the protection detail and using his old contacts to find out about the biker's base of operations.
I've never read a Jack Reacher novel. I have, however, read many Dirk Pitt novels by Clive Cussler. It is sorta the same type of formula. This book is far more realistic than most of the Pitt books. So, i'll be headed to the library today to pick up the first book in the series, Killing Floor. a 5.