I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan and have read all the books in the series. I love big, laconic Jack Reacher and I love how he tries to help the little guy. I love how masterful he is at planning strategic moves and I love how he's a rolling stone with no permanent residence. He is all of those things in this book, but the premise behind the threat was too depraved for my taste. That's why 4 stars instead of 5. Child has crafted a good plot around his astonishing premise and that is what kept me reading frantically until the end. It all starts around a lonely little town with the name of Mother's Rest. Reacher gets off the train to Chicago to explore where this strange name came from and he steps right into a rat's nest of intrigue and a whole batch of really bad guys. He also meets an ex-FBI agent by the name of Michelle Chang who is searching for a colleague of hers whose last known sighting was at Mother's Rest. The two of them join forces and set out to unravel the mystery of Chang's colleagues disappearance and find themselves right in the middle of a fight for their lives. Good plotting, lots of tension and a nice chemistry between Chang and Reacher make the book very exciting up to the end. But the end is so shocking that it took away a little of the enjoyment of this wild ride of a thriller.