Jack Reacher races to solve the perfect crime in the fourth novel in Lee Childs New York Times best-selling series.


Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive. They are, truly, perfect crimes. In fact, there’s only one thing that links the victims. Each one of the women new Jack reacher and it’s got him running blind. Right now

Richard says

This story will stump almost every reader. The crimes seem to be perfectly done, no  clues, no trace of the murderer, nothing and is got all the investigators stumped. A number of women have been killed without the murderer leaving one speck of evidence. They are military veterans and the tire to Reacher is they all had been connected to him in some way while serving.

The method of killing the women is unsolvable. Though they are totally immersed in paint in  bath tubs, they are not drowning victims. There are no signs of the use of force, no evidence of drug use to overcome the victim. No coroner can determine how they did until one guesses suffocation. But still, no bruising around the neck, no damage to the throat. Even more puzzling, though the bodies are immersed in tubs in thirty gallons of paint, not a drop is spilt anywhere indicating none of the victims fight back in any way, struggled or battled to survive. Each woman was a military trained get and so would have known defensively tactics. Nothing. One of them was even a rapid victim, yet her crime scene showed no signs of a defensive struggle.

It is a great story if you like thrillers that offer you a puzzle or many pieces to a larger one. Readers who do not look for deep, sophisticated answers, may guess how these women were killed. It really is simple, so simple it will stump many readers.

A very sophisticated thriller…worth reading.






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