Digging swimming pools by hand in Key West, former military policeman Jack Reacher is not pleased when Costello, a private detective, comes nosing around asking questions about him. Determined to keep out of trouble, Reacher hides who he is. But when he finds Costello dead with his fingertips sliced off, he realizes it is time to move on - and move on fast. Yet two questions worry him: who was Costello's employer, the mysterious Mrs Jacob? And why is she determined to find Reacher?
And moreover, who is Hood Hobie, the vicious manipulator in a Wall Street office who preys on other people's assets? As Reacher follows the trail, it becomes clear that the stakes are high: the livelihood of a whole community; the fate of the soldiers mission in Vietnam; and, not least, the reappearance of a woman from Reacher's own troubled past with a key to his destiny.
Brilliantly conceived and tautly written, 'Tripwire' is a powerful, nail-biting thriller which hooks you from the very first page, and which confirms Jack Reacher as a maverick hero of epic appeal.