The HARD WAY is a typical Jack Reacher mystery. Great character development and a plot that keeps the ready interested. The twists and turns as Reacher deals with the usual psychotic opponent this time a former commanding officer, a Blackwater type, who had been outsourced to Africa with his unit. The usual political asides are subtly brought out, ie., gun control, Homeland Security, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is the tenth Reacher mystery I have read and it holds up to those that preceded it. If you liked Jack Reacher in the past you will enjoy this one. Jack Reacher is the real deal as opposed to Tom Cruise in the movie!