I am a Reacher fan. If this had been the first Reacher book I read, I would never have read another. In fact, I would not have made it to the end of this, and that would have been a blessing, because the ending of this book is the stupidest thing I have ever read in Crime Fiction, and that is saying a lot. I have learned from this, however, to avoid any future Reacher books that are written in the first person. That's the easiest prose to write, and apparently it signals that Lee Childs is taking this book off, just churning it out, not wasting any time actually thinking about it. If you're determined to read all of the series, save this one for last.