Better off Dead by  Lee Child

Better off Dead
by  Lee Child, Andrew Child

 
Synopsis
Reacher never backs down from a problem. And he’s about to find a big one, on a deserted Arizona road, where a Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Under the merciless desert sun, nothing is as it seems. Minutes later Reacher is heading into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. Next to him is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent, who is trying to find her twin brother. He might have got mixed up with some dangerous people. And Reacher might just need to pay them a visit. Their leader has burrowed his influence deep into the town. Just to get in and meet the mysterious Dendoncker, Reacher is going to have to achieve the impossible. To get answers will be even harder. There are people in this hostile, empty place who would rather die than reveal their secrets. But then, if Reacher is coming after you, you might be better off dead.
 
Richard says
It must be “genre fatigue” that is causing the ennui I am experiencing in reading these kind of books. No matter the writer, Chisholm, Baldacci, Grisham or Child, the writing is the same, book after book. Even the characters, Reacher, Jake Brigance, etc., not much new can be written about them.

Better Off Dead, written in tandem, Child and son, Andrew, doesn’t do it for me. Polished, well-written but tedious reading. Reacher, as big and strong as he is, meets a more challenging opponent in this story and that is about the only thing that sticks out in my memory. 
 
Unless you’re a really dedicated fan of this genre or a bear for punishment, consider alternatives.
 
 
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