Jack Reacher has decided to take the subway. Unfortunately, he sees a woman who causes him great concern. His attempts to defuse the situation distress her causing her to shoot herself. Afterwards, Reacher is interrogated by the police, a group from an unknown alphabet-soup agency, and some private contractors, within a few days. If anything, this causes him to be suspicious. A meeting with the next-of-kin uncovers a few clues, but not a whole lot of information. Reacher nonetheless follows each clue, which leads him to a soldier who is running for a Senate seat. Yet, the further he follows clues, the more he finds that does not make sense. Someone is lying, more people are being murdered, and witnesses are just disappearing. Who is lying does not matter so much as which person is actually the killer.
Best part of story, including ending:
I like how the reader is led every 4-5 chapters to a new piece of the puzzle. Each piece changes the perspective on most of what has happened thus far, so you can't jump to conclusions.
Best scene in story:
Near the end, Reacher confronts the villain(s). He does this carefully, knowing that any mistake could be his last. He succeeds, but not without cost.
Opinion about the main character:
As in all Reacher books, you cannot see every conclusion he makes until the end. It would be nice to see more of his thoughts related to his observations.
Jordan on 12/10/2015 5:44:53 PM says: I liked this book because of the way that the author portrays the character, and his writing style altogether, I love how it's the perfect mix of thriller, action, and mystery with a few dirty jokes thrown in