I have read all of the Jack Reacher stories, and this is, by far, the most disappointing, boring, ho-hum of all. A real disappointment. The "old" Reacher would never travel across the country just to see a gal because he liked her voice on the phone. Bah! Not our Reacher. If there is another book in the works, I will wait and read reviews before investing in another boring book like this one. If you, dear reader, are contemplating this purchase, save your money.