The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22) by Lee Child

The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)

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 ...

Details The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)

TitleThe Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherDelacorte Press
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Suspense

Reviews The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher, #22)

  • Ace
    Jack Reacher. You could call him Bigfoot. You could call him The Hulk. But you could never call him Tom Cruise.
  • Tim
    There once was a character named ReacherWho whupped on bad dudes like a creatureNow Reacher's a shell of his once former selfWith writing so lame, so timid, so tameJack's damn near a pacifist preacher.Child loves to bore us with listsAnd gives Reacher chickens for fistsHis glory days are doneReacher's no longer funHe should just amble off in the mist. (Teri Pre)I read what you wrote it was goodCompact and concise, understoodToo bad Child cannot s...
  • Matt
    Lee Child is back with the twenty-second high-impact Jack Reacher novel that pulls on various aspects of current affairs, while addressing some large tears in the military fabric of the United States. While strolling through a Wisconsin town, Reacher comes across a petite West Point ring from the graduating class of 2005. With little on his plate and nothing to lose, Reacher begins asking questions, in hopes of returning the ring to its rightful ...
  • Susan Johnson
    This is one of the best Jack Reacher books ever. It's not even in comparison to the last two so-so books. It is simply one of the best and has everything in it that has made us fall in love with Reacher and follow the 6'5", 250 pound former military policeman who ambles across America with no real destination or goal in mind. He travels lightly with only a toothbrush and buys his clothes at thrift stores rather than launder him. He has that Ameri...
  • Bibi
    The year is 1997, Heathrow terminal 4, and by some luck I bought, Killing Floor, the riveting and action-packed start to the JR series and now, 20 years and 22 books on with the latest being The Midnight Line, I mourn the loss of the real and enigmatic JR.In all honesty, I think I've outgrown this character or perhaps the central premise of a nomad-like hero who lives free from any and all encumbrance seems implausible in this digital era amid a ...
  • Paula Kalin
    The Midnight Line is all about honor. Jack Reacher comes upon a West Point ring in a pawn shop and wants to return it to it’s owner. The book is set in the wide open Midwest and Lee Child makes you feel as if you are there. The dialogue is smart and very entertaining. Terrific repertoire.The series usually has one intelligent woman involved in Reacher’s story, but this time there are three: a wounded West Point grad, her sister, and a local d...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    Before I get any fans upset about my review, a three star from me denotes a good book. So that stated I will say I know this series has millions of fans who would probably read a grocery list written by Mr. Child. My husband is a fan and we thought we’d have a little buddy read. He has read all of the Jack Reacher books so he filled me in on the background of the character as I didn’t think there would be much in this book describing Jack sin...
  • Phrynne
    I really enjoyed this twenty second outing with Jack Reacher. It started out smart and funny and developed into an excellent story.Of course Jack's latest girlfriend from the last book disappeared instantly. Not surprising really since he doesn't own a suitcase let alone a house. Not good relationship material. Good story material though which of course is why we all keep reading him:)Basically a brilliant way of passing a few hours without overt...
  • Andrew Smith
    I’d taken a brief sojourn from the Reacher books. For a while they’d felt samey and contrived. The big man was also starting to feel way too predictable with his habits, his and his incessant coffee drinking and the like. And not only that, the stories were now clearly formulaic and, frankly, dull. But then a friend lent me this book and I was glad to have it, pleased to be meeting up with the modern day knight errant again.This time he’s i...
  • Paul Falk
    For the 22nd time, Lee Child's creation of Jack Reacher, came rip-roaring back to life onto the streets, alleyways and bars. Right at home. Although getting a little played out, I'm still captivated by the life of the fifty-something year-old wandering nomad - American Hero. The main draw of this popular character-driven narrative. At the drop of a hat, he went whenever and wherever the wind blew. Sounds like retirement. Although I can't say much...
  • Lisa
    The Midnight Line Jack Reacher #22Lee ChildAn immensely satisfying and emotional journey with America’s giant hero, Jack Reacher and his tooth brush. ⭐⭐⭐⭐SUMMARYReacher is off to another unknown destination when sees a 2005 West Point class ring in the window of a pawnshop in a small town in Wisconsin. It’s a small ring, made for a woman and has a black stone in the middle. Some initials are engraved inside the ring. Reacher ponders w...
  • Bibi
    The year is 1997, Heathrow terminal 4, and by some luck I bought, Killing Floor, the riveting and action-packed start to the JR series and now, 20 years and 22 books on with the latest being The Midnight Line, I mourn the loss of the real and enigmatic JR.In all honesty, I think I've outgrown this character or perhaps the central premise of a nomad-like hero who lives free from any and all encumbrance seems implausible in this digital era amid a ...
  • Bharath
    Jack Reacher novels are always great to relax with. He is a character who keeps the book going quickly – however implausible some of the stuff he does is. This book follows the trend, though I personally found the story to be somewhat weak in comparison to many other Jack Reacher novels.Jack Reacher is wandering around the country – with nothing except a toothbrush, as he always does. He comes across a West Point ring with the initials S.R.S ...
  • Brenda
    When the bus made a rest stop, Reacher stretched his legs for a time. The stroll past the pawn shop would change his destination and change his future. Because the small, delicate ring in the window was an engraved West Point class ring from 2005 and Reacher knew no one who worked that hard would give it up. So he would take the ring and follow the trail back to its owner…Reacher found himself following criminals – from one step to another. B...
  • Jim
    I would like to start off by indicating that 3 stars means that I liked the book. I have read all of the books in this series so when I saw there was a new Jack Reacher book being released I wanted to read it. I am not sure how old Reacher is supposed to be but he is still hitchhiking and taking the bus carrying only a toothbrush. I cannot remember the last time I saw a hitchhiker. Where Lee Child really gets ridiculous is in describing Reacher a...
  • Brenda
    As a long time Reacher Creature, I went into this book blind. My only expectation was that Reacher would get himself into a situation, and he did. This is a good one. Very enjoyable.
  • Monnie
    By now - the 22nd book in the series - Jack Reacher seems like an old friend. And like most old friends, he's welcome to visit my home any time he wants. Thankfully, though, he's not the real deal and I don't need to feed him; at 6 feet 5 and not far from 300 pounds, this former West Pointer wouldn't make it much beyond breakfast on what we've got in our fridge.Speaking of West Point, the academy provides the impetus for this story. On his way to...
  • James Thane
    This is another very good entry in the Jack Reacher series. By now the formula is fairly well set, and as this book opens, Reacher is strolling through a small town in Wisconsin. Looking into the window of a pawnshop, he happens to notice in the display a class ring from West Point. Such a ring is very hard to earn and Reacher wonders why someone might pawn one.His curiosity aroused, Reacher buys the ring and attempts to trace it back to its orig...
  • Antigone
    Twenty-two.Lee Child has written twenty-two stories about Army veteran Jack Reacher and his restless journey across these United States. Twenty-two towns, twenty-two dangers, twenty-two times at literary bat and he's still got me racing from cover to cover. (Which is always a problem, as you well know, because of meals and sleep and outer-worldly duties that force one to come up with politic ways to say to the general public, "Hey, I'm reading he...
  • Perri
    Cue Carly Simon: Nobody does it better. Makes me feel sad for the rest. I read and enjoy a lot of thriller books and it seems by comparison that some writers are trying way too hard with less result. Child just makes it seems so darn easy. Additional props for unexpected humorous bits. "Cowboys are the worst.. Not much I can do to them that a horse already hasn't" Nobody does it half as good as you. Reacher, you're the best
  • Cody
    *This review has drawn ire from a few fellow readers of the series. While I welcome a healthy conversation where I might be right or wrong, it would be appreciative if the conversation stayed productive without being impolite. This review represents my humble opinion among many other good reviews that found this book to be great. I can appreciate a variety of opinions on the book but I would kindly ask again that the conversation stay polite. Tha...
  • Roy
    After my last Jack Reacher experience I said that was it. I however received this as a gift over the holiday season and gave it a shot. Its definitely an improvement from his last few attempts however I still feel as if Jack Reacher suffers from the same issues. A drifter who wants to be left alone would just be that, he wouldnt be curious about a ring in a pawn shop. I also love character development but I feel like his character has stalled and...
  • Terence M
    Audiobook - 11:17 Hours - 3.5 out of 5.0 stars (I am not a particularly high marker, so 3.0 is a good mark for me.)Narrator: Jeff Harding - the perfect replacement for Dick Hill.I am pleased to say that in "The Midnight Line", Reacher #22, Lee Child appears to have returned to the mode of writing (I refuse to use 'formula') that made the character of Jack Reacher such a success. I've read/listened to them all, many of them more than once, some mo...
  • Kathi Defranc
    Reacher follows his moral code, seeking the owner of West Point ring... I thoroughly enjoyed another ride with Jack Reacher, as I have since book one! Lee Child swung back to the Big guy we know and love, buying a ticket and getting on a bus to the next town where he notes a class ring from West Point in a pawn shop. The ring is small, probably a woman's, and having gone there himself he knows what she had to go through to finish. Why would someo...
  • Bill Lynas
    After more than 20 books Jack Reacher still drifts into a new town where he is caught up in a world of intrigue, villains & fist fights.Yes, it's the formula as before.....but I still love it! However, there are times when the novel moves away from the expected & Lee Child creates some genuine moments of sadness and humanity.The tagline on the cover of the book says "A righteous avenger for our troubled times-we all need Jack Reacher." I, for one...
  • Bam
    Just in time for Veteran's Day, another Jack Reacher book has been released, which examines what happens to wounded servicemen and women when they come home. After Michelle Chang leaves Reacher, he climbs on yet another bus and heads north. At a rest break, he spots a West Point ring in a pawn shop and is moved to find out more about the owner. Reacher runs into resistance right away but learns enough to begin following a trail that leads him to ...
  • Nigel
    2 stars - not quite a pass. Fairly humdrum addition to the Reacher series, a series that I read as a guilty pleasure, a break from other, better novels. Normally, however, this series still is good to read, with a reasonable amount of suspense, action and plot. This edition, however, was not far from being boring. Repetitious, dull at times, even the action sequences were repeats of each other, but the biggest disappointment was the limp ending -...
  • Pamela
    After a few so-so books, Lee Child is back in the game and Reacher is back to form! THE MIDNIGHT LINE is one of the best in the series. It offers a good plot with building suspense and a totally satisfying denouement. It enlightens readers on the plight of people with serious physical injuries in need of pain medication and the insidious nature of pharmaceutical drug trafficking.
  • Dave
    Jack ReacherIt's always best to start with book 22 of a series. That way, the series can properly age like a fine wine. In any event, knowing absolutely nothing about the series, not even whether it was a mystery, a horror story, or an espionage thriller, it's here that I decided to start. It turned out to be quite a good read and nearly impossible to put down, which is a very important criterion. Jack Reacher, if you like me have no idea, is an ...
  • Skip
    Wanderer Jack Reacher finds a tiny West Point class ring in a pawn shop, far too small even to slip on his pinky, and decides its owner must be in trouble. He calls West Point, eventually getting to the "supe," who after checking Jack's record as a distinguished member of the 110th military police, helps him. Jack bullies the pawn shop owner, and then beats up a small group of bikers who finger a South Dakota criminal, who sends him to nowhere, W...