Another great one from Child in the Jack Reacher series. This one takes place back in 1996 while Reacher is still in the Army. He has just received a medal and some new orders to attend a training school. But it turns out that the school is a front for a mission to find out why $100 million is being offered by a radical Muslim group for something undisclosed. A sleeper group in Hamburg, Germany, has heard that the money will go to an American. Reacher and his small group of CIA and FBI operatives are tasked with finding out who the American is and what could be worth so much money. This takes them to Hamburg where they must dig through secret identities, a German neo-Nazi group, secret messengers from Afghanistan, and an American who had been told tales of Davy Crockett and secret treasure by his uncle who had served in the Army from the 50s to the 70s.
Overall, I really enjoyed this fast-paced thriller in the Reacher series. I love the Reacher stories and would rank this one as one of the top ten in the series.
Best Jack Reacher novel yet, by far. The chain of deductions and educated guesses that lead Reacher and his team to the villain are especially brilliant.