Having Read All The Jack Reacher Books at least twice...and really I do read at least seven books a week, fiction and "nonfiction," so even then Reacher is a small drop in a large bucket, I have to say emphatically that this is one of the most well-written books I have ever read, and among the series, the absolute best. The writing style is full of wit, savvy, and most of all, authenticity. Let me add that, please, Mr. Child, do not let the shrimp play Jack if this ever becomes a movie. Both movies were a pale shadow of the glory that is The Books. I find myself chortling my way through this book even after a third reading, even without making him sound like Arnold, The Governator, Scwartznegger.