Gone Tomorrow falls into the realm of close to perfect in terms of action, investigation and intrigue. Jack Reacher finds himself in NYC riding the subway uptown at two in the morning. Ever vigilant Reacher notices something amiss in one of the other passengers. It doesn/'t take long for everything to go to hell in a hand basket.
The beauty of Gone Tomorrow lies in the absolute uncertainty of it all. Reacher starts out on the wrong foot and never quite gets his footing again. This thirteenth novel in the successful Jack Reacher series is as close to the perfect Jack Reacher novel as any have come. Jack Reacher/'s penchant for saving the underdog is activated in the opening chapter of the novel and is as relentless as always. The difference this time is that he is up against a foe who is smarter, stronger, faster and more skilled.
Of all the Reacher novels this is the first in which Reacher is truly overmatched. It is interesting to see Reacher punching above his weight and it is engaging. Reacher/'s confusion and his subsequent almost desperate attempts to engage his enemy instead of swinging at empty space are riveting. Gone Tomorrow is absolutely a must read for Reacher fans and as good a place as any to start if you have never read a Reacher novel.