Gone Tomorrow, A Reacher Novel, by Lee Child. 2009. 421 pages. Available from Amazon.
Up til now, after 12 novels, I figured that the author had pretty much wrung out all the mileage he could get from the Jack Reacher character. No so. This, the 13th novel in the series, is hands down the best one yet.
Set in New York City, with side trips to Washington, D.C., the plot has many twists and turns but is easy to follow. The storyline involves an Al Qaeda terrorist cell, a secret Delta Force mission in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion, an upwardly mobile Congressman who led the mission and is now confronting a scandal, and stolen Pentagon files. The gun action is accurately portrayed, considering the author is a Brit, but it's obvious he's done his homework.
If you're a Jack Reacher fan, don't miss this one.