6: Without Fail
Reacher is approached by a Secret Service agent who makes a highly unusual request. “I want to hire you to assassinate the Vice President of the United States,” she says. She’s the newly appointed head of the VP’s security detail and wants Reacher to try and penetrate her team’s shield, testing its efficacy against a genuine attack. Reacher has the skills and the stealth, and he’s totally anonymous – how better to check security? What she doesn’t tell Reacher is that a very determined and deadly team of assassins already has the VP in its sights. These men are skilled killers, but they’ve overlooked one key element – the presence of the equally lethal Reacher.