The first Reacher books were brilliant. The middle ones were good. This one is just awful and the two before this were mediocre but readable. I hated the characters in this one and felt no empathy for anyone. Reacher phones it in along with Lee Child. I started to get angry reading it, it was so bad as my expectation were higher from other Reacher books. Made myself finish though I don't know why at his point. Boring, banal, tedious, plus a plot from 10 better books. WTF? Did Child really write this? Awful.