I expected to burn out on this series when I was reading them one after the other. I slowed down after reading "One Shot," savoring each one rather than tearing through them. I don't like every storyline equally, but Jack Reacher brings it all home for me. I feel satisfied after each book, with all my questions answered.
This series is a guilty pleasure for me, as it's not my usual fare. I tend to gravitate toward fantasy and science fiction, and now that I think about it, Jack Reacher reminds me of my passion for David Weber's iconic character Honor Harrington. Not as law-abiding (now that he's out of the military), but as strong a passion for justice, and I feel just as passionate about both of them overcoming the odds to prevail.
Both characters are implacable enemies and staunch allies, humble and understanding of human frailty, straightforward and focused, but neither of them can abide corruption, or greed that leaves human casualties, and both are uniquely suited to make a difference. Both have superior size and strength on their side, both are clever and perceptive, and both are excellent leaders that inspire loyalty and bring out the best in those around them that have it to give.
I'd highly recommend this series to any Honor Harrington fan, and to anyone who likes thrilling novels of justice American style. (Don't let the fact that an Englishman writes the series put you off!) :)