Well, I have read all 19 previous Jack Reacher books, some of them twice, so I can safely say that I know the writer and his style, and that of the JR character. Therefore, I have trouble believing that this book was actually written by Lee Child. It's full of disjointed sentences, bad grammar , rambling sentences, one word sentences, ambiguities , and just plain poor writing. Not at all up to the standard we have come to respect and expect from Child. Was a ghost writer perhaps involved here ? What of the editing ? The story line itself was long, boring and allround disappointing. Child can do better, much better.