This is why I save my five stars. It is only the second book of all books I’ve rated I felt deserved five stars.
This was the first Reacher novel to be made into a film (with Tom Cruise). I enjoyed the film very much, yet as with most stories made into films, the book is better.
It has the typically compelling start that all Reacher books feature, plus intriguing questions and puzzles to figure out.
Nothing happens as you expect it to. This is so right from the beginning when a sniper who has picked off five people in a public area of a quiet town is arrested. We discover he will say nothing other than that he’ll only speak to Jack Reacher. And that he is one of Reacher’s old enemies. From then onwards the mysteries pile up.