I figure this is the 18th of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books that I've read. I'm picking them off like Reacher in a shooting gallery. And it was perhaps the best one, although they were all good. I loved the telling of the two stories, 10 years apart, that Child uses to slowly reveal the back story. The fight scene where Reacher ultimately takes down the giant Paulie was awesome. And the wrap up at the end is formulaic Child but I thought this one was particularly suspenseful and kept me breathless. Very well done all-around. The Pursuader was great. Trouble is, I'm reading this series faster than he's writing them!