Reacher finally makes it to Virginia to try to meet Maj. Nelson who is the current CO of the unit that Reacher was the very first CO. Except at the first entry at his old office,he thinks he is going to Maj. Nelson's office (his old office,) and there is a Lt. Col at the desk,who says he is the new CO & that Maj Nelson is in prison on a felony charge. Reacher is then told that 16 year old charge against him has surfaced, & that he is now back in the Army at his old rank. He is also,told there is another action against him which is a paternity issue. His is to report to the office at promptly 0800 hours daily and is not to go more than 5 miles away from the office. Reacher being Reacher doesn't comply with much which makes this book an easy exciting read!