I have read all of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher books and this is by far the worst of the series. The author has decided to do a prequel to the series and go back to when Reacher was still in the army. The plot is obvious and it is written to be easily turned into a movie script without a great deal of thought. This is very clear in the gratuitous sex scenes that he has avoided in his other books. This one was mailed in without any real effort to write an engaging novel. If you have not read any of the Reacher novels, do not start with this one and go back to the beginning when they were good. If you are a fan of the series, be forewarned that this one will be a great disappointment.