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    There are not too many authors lately who have me immediately snatching up any new releases (unlike when Ludlum and Clancey were putting them out---I also got a kick out of Tannenbaum's series about that odd couple, Karp and Ciampi).

    I recently happened upon a series that has me puchasing back copies. It's not so much that the story lines are all that great or varied, but it's that the star character is so interesting.

    He has a combination of the deductive powers of a Sherlock Holmes, the fighting skills of a Chuck Norris (only American style brawling) with fights described in detail involving probablilites and powers of observation, a detailed knowledge of all military weaponry, and oh-by-the-way is a world class sniper.

    Quite a character!

    Anyone know who I'm talking about?

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    . . . and an affinity for numbers. One of my favorites - Jack Reacher by author Lee Child.
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    Verily, Spider.

    A homeless nomad who also manages a NSA "hookup" during each adventure--ala James Bond. It's the Holmesian powers of observation and deduction that appeal to me most. Taking out 6 guys in a barroom brawl is one thing, it's how he does it that is the appeal. Sniffing out motives of other characters based on their actions keeps interest.

    Good job by Lee Child, providing entertaining reads.
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    Guess I will have to try him. I've been looking for a new author. Thanks for the tip!

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    Another author I've discovered in the last couple of years is Robert Crais. If you give him a try, you won't be disappointed. Right now I'm reading South of Broad by Pat Conroy and enjoying it a lot. I recently read The Given Day by Dennis Lehane and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - both highly recommended.
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