Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Cleaning the Gold by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child
Slaughter's character, Will Trent, is an investigator for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation based in Atlanta, but his boss sends him to Kentucky to work on a cold case. More than twenty years earlier, there was a shooting of a policeman in a small Georgia town. That policeman just died, so now it's a murder investigation. And, the local librarian described a man that fits Jack Reacher's description.
After someone pulls a few strings, Trent is sent to Fort Knox where he's assigned a physically taxing job working next to Jack Reacher. Trent may be tall, but Reacher is taller and bigger. Neither man is much for conversation while they spend their days cleaning and moving gold bullion. But, when Reacher tracks an officer, and Trent follows Reacher, they have a discussion. Jack Reacher also has a case. He's looking into an officer who is an enforcer when someone gets over their head with a loan. But, this man enjoys picking on women and children.
While both men are interested in a resolution to their cases, it soon becomes clear there is something seriously wrong at Fort Knox. If they team up, Trent and Reacher might be able to handle the trouble without throwing the entire country, and the world, into chaos.
Cleaning the Gold is a short story designed for those of us who are already familiar with both characters. There's little introduction because there's none needed for fans of the two bestselling authors. Just settle in for an entertaining story if you pick up the book.
Karin Slaughter's website is https://www.karinslaughter.com/
Lee Child's website is http://leechild.com/
Cleaning the Gold by Karin Slaughter and Lee Child. Harper Collins, 2019. ISBN 9780008358938, 120p.
FTC Full Disclosure - I bought a copy.