Nobody should pick up a Jack Reacher novel and expect great literature. I might be wrong but I suspect that that isn't Lee Child's purpose. What you get instead is a good dollop of wish-fulfilment, good writing, beautiful, intelligent and feisty females who are either integral to the development of the plot or just along for the ride, and implausible story lines! One Shot is no exception - why change a winning formula? In Reacher, Child has created a character who is, perhaps, not quite the guy who every other guy wants to be (and with whom every woman wants to be?), well, at least not permanently. But it might be nice for a couple of weeks to: be able to kick ass as effectively as he does, to never be wrong, to be able, correctly, to second guess all the villains' moves and then to ride off into the sunset with a clear conscience and no dangling strings! But in common with all of its predecessors, and despite the implausibility of the plot, One Shot doesn't last a few days let alone a few weeks, it's a real page-turner. In a genre full of world weary, divorced, alcoholic, guilt ridden cops Reacher is a breath of fresh air - the closest thing to Casey Ryback outside of the movies!