My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I read the Reader Digest version of this and let me tell you I was not disappointed. Even though I think the stand alone book has more story line to it. As usual the story of Jack Reacher kept me captivated til the very end. I found myself thinking about what twists and turns the characters have to deal with next. How will Reacher figure this mystery out? Will he be able to save a friend? How can he solve this crime? How did he figure this one out? Trust me when I tell you I was surprised how the story ended. I did not see that coming from a mile away. But then again it’s Reacher and we all know he has a certain way of thinking that is just awesome! On to the next book!
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, from the world he lives in–no phone, no address, no commitments-ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything–about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot-and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth….
The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards away-point-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barr’s own words, he understands. And a slam-dunk case explodes. Soon Reacher is teamed with a young defense lawyer who is working against her D.A. father and dueling with a prosecution team that has an explosive secret of its own. Like most things Reacher has known in life, this case is a complex battlefield. But, as always, in battle, Reacher is at his best.
Moving in the shadows, picking his spots, Reacher gets closer and closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. And for Reacher, the only way to take him down is to know his ruthlessness and respect his cunning-and then match him shot for shot…. “From the Hardcover edition.”