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11. "There was a small wire-mesh holder on the counter, full of business cards supplied by the MoneyGram franchise. A side benefit, presumably, along with the commission. Reacher took a card and read it. The guy’s name was not Maloney. Reacher asked him, You got a local phone book? What for? I want to balance it on my head to improve my deportment. What? I want to look up a number. What else is a phone book for?"
- Lee Child, Make Me

12. "Compressing the arteries that feed his brain. You can’t do that. What, it was OK to murder him the first time, but not the second time? It’s wrong. It was right the first time, when he was a piece of shit who was about to rape you at gunpoint. Did he change? Did he suddenly become some kind of a saintly martyr we should rush straight to the hospital? When did that part happen? How long will this take? Not long. He wasn’t well to begin with."
- Lee Child, Make Me

13. "The guy said, We don’t know if the somebody is a Chinaman. That information would have helped, I guess."
- Lee Child, Make Me

14. "The wild frontier was many blocks away. The street life changed as they walked, from occasional busy workers heading home briskly, to a stoop culture with knots of people hanging out in doorways doing not very much of anything. Some of the stores had been shuttered at the close of business, and some looked like they had been boarded up for years, but others were still open and doing a trade. Food, soda, loose cigarettes."
- Lee Child, Make Me

15. "OK, Reacher said. He found a ten and a five in his pocket, and paid for the phone. His change came in coins, expertly reckoned and deftly dispensed."
- Lee Child, Make Me

16. "Reacher said, You got health insurance? Chang put her hand on his arm. The first time she had touched him, he thought, apropos of nothing. The guy said, You threatening me? Reacher said, Pretty much. This is a free country. I can choose who I sell to. The law says so. What’s your name? None of your business. Is it Maloney? No. Can you give me change for a dollar? Why? I want to use your pay phone. It isn’t working today. You got your own phone in back? The guy said, You can’t use it. You’re not welcome here."
- Lee Child, Make Me

17. "They approached the motel’s horseshoe from the south, so the first thing they saw was the wing with the office in it. There were three things on the sidewalk under its window. The first was the plastic lawn chair, unoccupied, but still in its overnight position. The second thing was Keever’s battered valise, last seen in room 215, now repacked and waiting, all bulging and forlorn. The third thing was Chang’s own suitcase, zipped up, its handle raised, also repacked and waiting."
- Lee Child, Make Me

18. "Reacher said nothing. We can’t fight thirty people. To which Reacher’s natural response was: Why the hell not? It was in his DNA. Like breathing. He was an instinctive brawler. His greatest strength, and his greatest weakness. He was well aware of that, even as he ran through the mechanics of the problem in his mind, one against thirty. The first twelve were easy. He had fifteen rounds in the Smith, and wouldn’t miss with more than three. And assuming Chang took the hint, she could add another six. Or thereabouts. She was white collar, but on the other hand the range was short and the targets were numerous. Which would leave maybe twelve remaining, after the guns jammed empty, which was more than he could remember taking on before, all at once, but which had to be feasible. A lot would depend on shock, he supposed, which would be considerable, presumably. The noise, the muzzle flashes, the shell cases arcing through the bright morning sunlight, the guys going down. It had to be feasible. But it wasn’t. He couldn’t fight thirty people. Not at that point. Not without better information. He had no probable cause."
- Lee Child, Make Me

19. "Digital information is all ones and zeroes, which means memory cells are either charged or not charged. And charge is energy, so if one believes Einstein’s e=mc2, where e is energy, and m is mass, and c is the speed of light, then one must also believe that m equals e divided by c2, which is the same equation expressed differently, and which would imply that charge has detectable mass. The more songs and the more photos you put on your phone, the heavier it gets. Only by a trillion-billionth of the tiniest fraction of an ounce, but still."
- Lee Child, Make Me

20. "Reacher hadn’t seen the guy before. Big hands, broad shoulders, a seamed face, clothes all covered with dirt. Chosen in some way, presumably, to be the point man. To be the spokesperson. The pick of the local litter, no doubt, according to popular acclaim."
- Lee Child, Make Me

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