The Midnight Line

By Lee Child

This may be my favorite Reacher to date. Reason? Lee Child dedicates The Midnight Line to those recipients of the Purple Heart and then precedes to show us the duty, heroism, and costs that lie behind the honor. Never one to lay down "simple morals" (Reacher has his own moral code), Lee Child makes the reader grapple with the unintended consequences of war and the scars both physical and psychological, they leave. Not simple. Entertaining in the Lee Child/Jack Reacher way, this volume seems to me to be the most mature Reacher (he is aging) with respect to life and what it's all about.