Jack Reacher has a Jessica Fletcher-like knack for being around when trouble occurs (though his responses certainly differ from those of Ms. Fletcher). In Blue Moon, our hero comes to the rescue of an elderly man who is carrying a large envelope of cash on a Greyhound bus. After saving the man from an attempted mugging, Reacher joins the man and his wife for lunch, and learns that they are in deep with loan sharks. Although Reacher intends to not get involved and continue on his travels, he quickly becomes a person of interest to rival gangs warring for control of their city.
After 20+ books and numerous short stories it could be said that the Reacher stories are formulaic. That may be true, but I don't care because Lee Child's narratives are consistently so engaging. Blue Moon is a page-turning adrenaline rush from start to finish. There is more gunfire than the previous books. Personally I prefer the street brawls to the shootouts, but there are a few of those too.
If Jack Reacher were a real person he would be a national treasure. Cheers to Mr. Child for maintaining such a high standard of quality for the Reacher series after so many years. Can't wait for the next one!
Thanks to Amazon Vine for a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.