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Monday, July 6, 2015

Personal By Lee Child: First Page Mondays




Of course I love Jack Reacher, and Lee Child of course...who doesn't!? So here I am, reading another of my favorite thriller called Personal by Lee Child.

So here goes the first page.....

ONE

eight days ago my life was an up and down affair. some of it good. some of it not so good. most of it uneventful. long slow periods of nothing much, with occasional bursts of something. like the army itself. which is how they found me. you can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. not always. not completely.

 they started looking two days after some guy took a shot at the president of france. i saw it in the paper. a long-range attempt with a rifle. in paris. nothing to do with me. i was six thousand miles away, in california, with a girl i met on the bus. she wanted to be an actor. i didn't. so after forty-eight hours in LA she went one way and i went the other. back on the bus, first to san fracisco for a couple of days, and then to portland, oregon, for three more, and then onward to seattle. which took me close to fort lewis, where two women in uniform got out of the bus. they left an Army Times behind, one day old, right there on the seat across the aisle.

 the Army Times is a strange old paper. it started up before world war two and is still going strong, .....

- Debolina Raja Gupta