Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.
Reviewed on 8th September 2014
Jack Reacher is back in London, which proves awkward reading for someone familiar with the UK as the author (through his character’s first-person narration) goes out of the way to explain local idiom to the American audience.
That aside, it's another fast-paced adventure that sees Reacher working with the military once again. This seems to have become something of a theme over the most recent books and it's a bit of a departure from the format I've enjoyed - I'm not sure Reacher quite works as a government official as his motivation doesn't seem as strong.
The plot felt a little weak to me this time out. Maybe I've just become used to the style, but a lot of the twists I felt could been coming a long way ahead and the knowledge didn't really aid my enjoyment of the story.
So overall an average story from the Jack Reacher series - probably not the first one I'd point a new reader to, but one that did the job for me.