Vice President elect Armstrong has no idea that his life is being threatened. The Secret Service never tells. The female agent in charge of securing Armstrong had a relationship with Jack Reacher’s brother Joe years ago. She remembers Joe talking about Jack’s many talents. In the first Reacher book Joe was murdered so we never knew him. In this book Jack talks more about him even though they weren’t close. Jack agrees to help the Secret Service along with one of his colleagues from the Military. Protecting the Vice President elect is proving to be impossible and maybe the reason is the bad guys are ex Secret service. As usual it’s the little details that only Reacher remembers that eventually solves this problem.