I tried this book as an "audible recommends" suggestion. What a pleasant surprise. I like the way the author was able to comment on the last century of history using the aliens as his impartial observers. I'm eager to listen to more from this author.
Didn't realize it was a short story. Not a bad story, just didn't have character development that his other novels do.
I found this story a little different the typical Reacher formula, in that all the evil and menace brewing does not immediately fall on Reacher.
In terms of "final battle", this was not his hardest conflict.
I felt there was good character development here - if you read the series, you definitely should read this one as it helps shape the "vigilante" he becomes.
Also, if you are introducing people to Jack Reacher novels, this may be a good one to start with. You get a taste of his personality and ethics, his investigation skills, his fighting tactics.
Yes, this is on par with his other work. Good range of voices and especially the hearing the "measured control" that defines Jack Reacher.
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