My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I love Lee Childs works, don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of his work. Jack Reacher is one of my top 10 favorite characters of all time! However, this short story was just not for me. I grab the audio version so I could listen to it on a road trip, and let me just say I honestly couldn’t get into the story, even though it was about 2 hours long. I remember thinking to myself that I wasn’t for sure if Lee Child actually wrote this book. So if you have this book that’s awesome, if not please just skip it, you won’t miss anything.
Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., Reacher is sent undercover. The assignment that awaits him: The army is meeting with its Capitol Hill paymasters for classified talks on a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces. But vital details about the weapon are leaking—straight from the Capitol and probably into the hands of unidentified foreign arms dealers. The prospect of any and every terrorist, mercenary, or dictator’s militia getting their hands on the latest superior firepower is unthinkable. That’s where Reacher comes in. His task: infiltrate the top-secret proceedings and smoke out the mole. His target: a quartet of high-powered Army political liaison officers—all of them fast-track women on their way to the top.
According to his bosses, it’s a zero-danger mission. No need to draw a gun . . . just chat over drinks. But Reacher knows that things are rarely what they seem. And he’s learned the hard way never to underestimate an opponent. Or four. Lessons that will come in handy when he starts digging for the truth—and gets his hands a lot dirtier than he expected.