First Blood with a twist,
This review is from: Nothing To Lose: (Jack Reacher 12) (Kindle Edition)Book 12 has Reacher heading from Hope to Despair. These are towns in Colarado that are next to each other but in the middle of nowhere.
The beginning of the story reminded me of the Stallone film, First Blood. Reacher is a drifter who is hounded out of town (Hope) as an undesirable. As you may expect, he doesn't take this well and decides to go back and this leads to all kinds of action - far more subtle than Rambo but none the less violent.
Along the way Reacher teams up with a local cop and discovers a MP post guarding something of interest. He then goes about doing what he does.
Not the strongest novel, but I liked this more than some others - the misdirection we have come to expect worked well and I was looking the wrong way for the explanation so that came as a surprise. The fact that Reacher doesn't exploit his MP past to the fullest was strange, and the involvement of the army is a little vague until the end of the story. As the tale begins to resolve there is scene that, although very blunt, is very true to both human nature and also situational politics involving someone fetching something to a base (worded so as not to spoil!)
The actual ending for me was very disappointing and I thought it could have been done better, but overall I really enjoyed this book, and although it plods a bit at times I found both the suspense and intrigue well done and Reacher was true to form and breaking heads.
Can't ask much more than that from this series