"Jack Reacher walks alone.No job, no ID, no last known address.Doesn't want to be found.But he never turns down a plea for help.Especially from a woman. Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher's native cunning, surly charm and controlled aggression to help her with her new job. Her job? Putting herself in the line of fire. Protecting the Vice-President of the United States. Her problem? Someone wants the VP dead."