Not my favorite Reacher book, by a long shot (I've read every single one in the series). Too much action and not enough character development, which is so prevalent (and important) in the previous stories. I missed reading more into Reacher's personality.
I read the first Reacher novel, Killing Floor, a few weeks ago then skipped right to this, the most recent Jack Reacher novel (#19 I think.) I found this book much more enjoyable - and it's interesting to see how Child's writing style has changed over the years. The earlier novel spent a lot of time exploring the hero's musical and culinary interests. This one completely skipped those expositions in favor of more and faster action.
Child has also moved into more of a 4-6 page chapter length format - offering plenty of convenient stopping points for a busy reader, but also pulling you out of the story too frequently.
The novel finds Reacher, an itinerant retired Army MP, responding to a personal ad placed in an issue of Army Times that is used to bring him into the investigation of an attempted assassination involving a sniper, possibly one put into prison by Reacher over 15 years earlier.
I found the book readable, somewhat interesting, although easy to put down.
Better than the last one (which was the worst Jack Reacher book in the series, IMO) but nowhere close to the first 10 or so books in the series. The best I can say about it is that it was decent read, which is damning in its own way! If I had to use one word to describe it, I would say it was pedestrian - nothing that sets it apart from a few thousand other books out there!
Lee Child missed the mark with this book. Without a doubt, one of his most boring books I've read; and I've read every single one of them. Too, too much minute details that don't interest the average reader. I finally gave up reading and listed it on Swap.
I was disappointed in this recent book. It basically followed the theme of the other books, but was slower reading. Too much involved detail and not as much action and interaction with other characters. Seemed rather anticlimactic.