This saddens me. I have read all of Lee Child's, Reacher series. I look forward to each book like it was a major holiday. I read them slowly to savor the experience. Even the short stories. They often provide thought provoking commentary and are always entertaining, but something is amiss here. The story line is too convoluted and Jack Reacher is just too "ordinary". He is no longer the strong silent type. He is like someone that you might meet while passing time while waiting at the airport. If I had to guess I would say that Mr. Child had something going on in his life so in order to meet his deadline; he sketched out the outline, but had another ghost write it for him. Someone who "kinda knew" who Jack Reacher was supposed to be. It is like James Patterson when he co-writes. It is very easy to spot the parts that he does not write (which of late are many). I stopped reading him also. As a reader, I feel violated. Like a breach of contract between author and reader. If the next book is like this than I will need to abandon Jack Reacher. Too bad because he and I had a good run together.