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Shirley: I couldn't believe what I read with some of these reviews. I was expecting to be disappointed, but I truly wasn't. I love Jack Reacher, and I think Reacher did what Reacher does so well in this book as he has in all the other preceeding ones. I liked the idea of the action taking place on the highways and biways in the prairie states-Kansas, Iowa, Arkansas. I've always felt that a nighttime road trip thriller would be ideal-intimate but at the same time unexpected and scary. That is what this book is. I did feel the pace was a little slower than usual for the first part of the book, but that just enhanced the intimacy of this particular road trip. The action does pick up though about half-way through and its a bit of a wild ride after that. I particularly enjoyed the last few chapters when Reacher storms a stronghold all by himself. And the book keeps you guessing as to who the good guys and the bad guys are all the way through. Nothing is really like it seems. And the ending is explosive and very satisfying for us die-hard Reacher fans. So don't believe everything you read in reviews. You need to read the book yourself and make your own assessments. I'm glad I did.