about a recent reading in Arizona from his new Jack Reacher novel, One Shot: "120 folks there, in 110-degree weather. Great event. Probably 80% of the crowd were women, and we really got into a discussion of why women like Reacher. Very interactive. Top reasons were: a) women hate injustice and like to see Reacher setting things straight; b) women get vicarious anger- management release from seeing Reacher kick ass; c) women like that Reacher respects women; d) Reacher's hot."
These books definitely have the Dick Francis vibe, where something about the male protagonist makes women go crazy. I am going to go to the library and check out all of the Reacher novels & reread them in order from start to finish. Decadent summer pleasures.