Our patience was greatly tested last week when we discovered that A Wanted Man, the latest Lee Child Jack Reacher Nail Biter, was spoken for – two reserves on the damned thing, so we could not snatch it for the weekend trip to visit the grandwolven and continue to call ourself an ethical librarian. Fortunately – make that most fortunately – we have an extremely courteous son-in-law who had his own copy of the Reacher which he offered to let us use even though he had yet to crack the cover. Fortunately for both of us, he also had The Lost Ones, Ace Atkins’s second Quinn Colson case, which lived up in almost every way to The Ranger, which was the first in the series. We may have shared our concern about Mr. Atkins spreading himself too thin with taking on the Spenser franchise for the greedy Robert B. Parker estate. We never had much use for Spenser, and we don’t want to see Mr Atkins burning himself out at an early age.