I have had little experience with Lee Child's Jack Reacher character but after reading Mr. Child's expansive explanation of Reacher, how he was conceived, what expectations he hope to fulfil with a character like this, well.... I think I'm hooked. Although I'm not sure I will ever read all of the Reacher books, the fact that Child has told us that Reacher will win is not a disappointment When I look back at some of my favorite TV series that were based on a hero or heroine, it was comforting that we knew, no matter the odds, that our hero was going to win. That said, Child put's a story togethet that is complex, fast paced, and is full of surprises. In fact, in the Persuader, there are more than one situations that Reacher finds himself in that you wonder....Is Child really going to let him die this way? This book is a great read...cover to cover. It will not disappoint..