Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar are FBI Special Agents assigned to develop a file on Jack Reacher . Kim is considered the number one on this assignment and will do everything in her power to prove herself. Carlos is the number two and is a veteran agent who was injured in the line of duty and struggles with the pain of that injury daily. The agents are thrust together and proceed to Margrave Georgia on a mission that is so vague even they aren’t sure what they are looking for. They are introduced to Margrave Chief of Police Beverly Roscoe who they hope will provide some insight into their search. They are immediately swept up in a murder case and a set of circumstances that will spiral them on a course they never could have anticipated.
I personally have never read a Reacher novel so my reactions were based solely on what I read in this book. I found the story to be very action packed and full of suspense and mystery. I enjoyed the character Kim Otto, a woman determined to make her mark in the work force and ready to risk it all to do so. She has a quick wit and a genuine understanding of her own gut feelings yet is vulnerable and has a tremendous fear of flying.
Carlos Gaspar is a character who is very likeable and I enjoyed the dialogue and banter between him and Kim. It was interesting how their boss was woven in the story, never named but always present and one step ahead of them at every turn. Police Chief Beverly Roscoe was another strong character whose personality and point of view contributed a great deal to the development of the story. The total cast of characters was woven into the story in a way that contributed to the suspense and drama in a tangible way.
I thought the story was well written and set a pace that kept me involved and intrigued. I recommend this story; it is packed with action, suspense and uncertainties at every turn.