Where is Jack Reacher? It’s a little bit odd that he simply shows up somewhere every fall with no explanation for where he’s been, don’t you think? It took ten years to find Osama Bin Laden, perhaps the most wanted criminal on earth. But even he was living somewhere all that time. He wasn’t on the move — even though some reports claimed otherwise.
I’m thinking Reacher is living somewhere, too. Makes sense, right?
In my Hunt for Jack Reacher series, FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are tasked with finding out exactly where Reacher is. The man with no known address. No drivers license. No family and few friends. Nothing in his pockets except an ATM card, a passport and a folding toothbrush.
At this point, a bit of out-of-the-box, Reacher-like, lateral thinking is called for. One thing is certain. Wherever Reacher is, he’s managed to stay off the grid for a very long time.
What if Reacher is holing up in this Ecocapsule Pod? Okay, it’s a little crazy. But this puppy would be the height of luxury by Reacher standards.
Check this thing out. It’s a self-sustaining portable pod that uses solar power and a wind turbine to provide all the energy necessary to run light and heat for the space which includes a bed, kitchen, a toilet, a shower, a table, and two chairs.
Jack Reacher could easily spend a night or two there. Or even several months. He’s lived in much smaller, less luxurious places.
The pod is 14.6 feet (about 4.5 meters) long by 7.9 feet (2.4 meters) wide by 8.2 feet (about 2.5 meters) tall. Tight squeeze for Reacher, but doable.
According to CNET.com…
“The roof of the Ecocapsule is covered with solar cells, and there’s a retractable pole to which a 750W wind turbine is attached. Both power sources charge an on-board battery, so even if you encounter calm or cloudy weather, you’d still be able to have some power. Nice Architects says the energy system should be able to support someone living off the grid for almost a year.”
I’m not exactly sure what happens at the end of that year… but Reacher would figure that out. He’s a very resourceful guy.
What do you think? Would Jack Reacher be likely to hide out in an Ecocapsule? What about you? Would you enjoy spending a weekend in one?
FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are tasked with finding out exactly where Reacher is, but us fans of all three are wondering when Gasper & Otto will finally reappear?? soon I hope in a new book.. cheers
Reacher would never be able to stay in an eco capsule for a year. He needs to be on the move, going from one place to another.
If Jack Reacher paired up with Mark Watney from Andy Weir’s THE MARTIAN (yes, there is someone more resourceful than JR) they could probably live in the pod indefinitely.
Oh, no. That would ruin my image of Jack forever. Please don’t subject him to the ecocapsule. He’s better off hiding in a cave, or a 9×12 cell.
I could certainly “hole up” there, especially with a stack of books. Not sure Reacher could for more than a shower, shave and nap. Good idea on your part, however. Love your ideas.