The Sentinel is the 25th book in the Jack Reacher series. I have now read all 25. The first 24 were written by Lee Child. After reading an interview where Child basically said he didn’t really like writing the series or the Reacher character, I didn’t think I would read any more in the series. With Child’s relative Andrew taking over authorship and my desire to read something truly fictional, I gave The Sentinel a shot.
As always, Reacher had nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. In a small town in Tennessee, Reacher sees a guy walking into an ambush. Always interested in helping someone in trouble, Jack intervenes.
With the man having ben saved, Jack knows there is a story. When the town’s computer systems and everything relying on them isn’t working, Jack knows something needs fixing.
As in every Reacher book, Jack encounters a lot of situations requiring violence and others relying on intelligence and instinct. While Jack’s instincts aren’t always perfect, he always manages to solve the mystery and save the day.
If you like the Reacher series, Andrew taking over for Lee didn’t change the tone of the books at all. At this point, we know what to expect from Reacher and the books about his life. If you have enjoyed the others, you will enjoy The Sentinel.