Wow! so many people wanting this book, get it from the library and don't spend money for it. I'm not saying don't read it but get it from the library.
It is better than the last 2 Reacher books by far but yet it is still not the best.
It is almost 400 pages and that is way too long, most of the pages are taken up with overlong descriptions that aren't necessary and overlong descriptions of fighting whether it is with fists, guns, or whatever you can think of, and the moving all over the place, on the plane to go here or there, or get in the car and travel travel travel then we end up back where we started.
By half way into the book you still don't have one single clue as to what is going on and by 3/4 way into the book you still don't know what is going on, if you are not a computer person (which I just get by) you won't understand a lot of it when it hits the halfway point because then it starts getting into the 'deep' part of the internet and that I couldn't even begin to understand--oh well--so this is just a heads up for that part, and the story took a turn I didn't expect at all.
I did like the fact that the old Reacher seemed to be back, landing in the middle of something he shouldn't have but there are parts that just got old fast.
What can I say, this Reacher book just didn't do it for me. I am a big fan of Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series. This book IMO has a lot of similarities to his first book, The Killing Floor (which I liked immensely) but it took a long time to get to the meat of this mystery. I thought Mr. Child was really reaching (pardon the pun) to come up with a plot for Mr. Reacher! Has Reacher reached his potential? I don't think so but maybe Mr. Child needs to take a vacation and recharge, although I did like his perspective on Jack's and the author's view on the women in Reacher's life in the back of the book. That in itself was worth reading. It is always interesting to see how an author perceives a long running character -- his likes and dislikes, etc. and what we might expect in the future. Will I continue to read the Reacher books, most definitely. Every author has a bummer book and I credit this one to Mr. Child.