By Lee Child
Loner Jack Reacher will get a boost from seductive Carmen Greer, however it comes with a number of hitches: a deadly husband, a small city with secrets and techniques, and a plan. Now Reacher's a part of it, and prior to the solar units, the experience may well rate Jack and Carmen their lives.
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He nodded. " "Were you a good cop? " "Good enough, I guess. " She paused. " It felt like an interview. For a loan, or for a job. "They downsized me out of there," he said. " She nodded. "Like a town. If the population gets smaller, the police department gets smaller, too. Something to do with appropriations. " He said nothing. "I live in a very small town," she said. "Echo, south of Pecos, like I told you. It's a lonely place. That's why they named it Echo. Not because it's echoey, like an empty room.
The driver eased his foot off the brake and the Crown Vic crawled forward through the dust. He touched the gas when the Mercedes was still a hundred yards behind him. The Mercedes roared past and the Crown Vic pulled out into the hot blast of its slipstream. The driver straightened the wheel and accelerated. Smiled with his lips hard together. The killing crew was going to work again. The Mercedes driver saw headlights flashing in his mirror and looked again and saw the sedan behind him. Two peaked caps silhouetted in the front seat.
Or maybe hopelessness, or desperation. "It's just that I've dreamed about this for a month," she said. "My last hope. It was a ridiculous plan, I guess, but it's all I had. " He paused a long time. Minutes. He thought back to a pancake house he'd seen in Lubbock, right across the strip from his motel. It had looked pretty good. He could have crossed the street, gone in there, had a big stack with bacon on the side. Lots of syrup. Maybe an egg. He would have come out a half hour after she blew town.
Echo Burning (Jack Reacher, Book 5) by Lee Child