Jack Reacher is on a bus going nowhere in particular as per usual when he sees an old bloke is about to be robbed. He steps off and finds himself helping a man who is being destroyed financially, having to turn to loan sharks in a town divided. And he can’t just let it be.
Lee Child makes a really interesting point about the current state of the US healthcare system – a system that the rest of the world can’t begin to understand, and which is having all its flaws exposed during our current COVID-19 crisis. But he does it putting the focus elsewhere, dealing with the underworld criminals rather than taking straight aim at a criminal process. Reacher can’t change a system, but ha can break some arms.