My brother was such a Reacher fan, and since he has died, I read this novel for him. I am more of a fan of police procedural mysteries, but I did enjoy this book for one big reason. My sister lives in Laconia, NH, and I know the area well.
Reacher is on his way from the East Coast to San Diego by his best mode of transportation, hitchhiking. He takes a side trip when he notes a sign for Laconia, NH. His father who he did not know well, came from this town,and Reacher wanted to know more about him. At the same time, a Canadian couple are driving by car when it breaks down near Laconia, they are dragged into a maze of trouble, that partially coincides with Reacher. With his assistance, things turn around.
This is the kind of novel that stirs the interest, when the emotional impact stirs Reacher, the hard boiled man. An interesting twist with the Canadians, and the places I have seen all came to the fire. Well done, Reacher.