Skilled, cautious, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is perfect for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically, of course. A female Secret Service agent wants Reacher to find the holes in her system, and fast - because a covert group already has the vice president in their sights. They've planned well. There's just one thing they didn't plan on: Reacher.
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This is one of the few Audiobook experiences I have and of course I went on to read the paperback copy of the book later on.
In this instalment of the Jack Reacher Series, Jack is recruited to find any loopholes in the Vice President’s security coverage. The Secret Service is pretty sure of an imminent attempt on the VP’s life and so they want a fresh pair of eyes on their plans to find out any holes in the plan that they might have missed. While the opponents may have had a good plan to carry out the assassination, they are really not prepared for Jack Reacher. Who is ever prepared for him anyway?
This book features Frances Neagley! She was a sergeant in the military who has in the past worked under Jack Reacher. She is a character who appears in a number of the books and one of my favourite characters. Having worked and trained under Reacher, she is “almost” a female version of Jack Reacher. So having her is always an additional perk for me (not that I really need one) to read the Series.
The plot in the book is one of the best in the series. I loved how it provides a way for us to see Jack Reacher’s understanding of human nature and his deductive skill. With Frances by his side, Jack Reacher takes on the perpetrators which turn into a sort of a race. With mind games being played on both ends, this plot explores the strength of the characters to another level on the whole. Also, this is one of the few books that actually explore Jack Reacher’s personal relationship. With the lead agent of Secret Service being Joe Reacher’s ex, we get to explore a bit more about Joe and Jack’s relationship with him.
If you love a thriller, then this is surely for you!