These two wildly popular authors of crime thrillers decided to see what happened if two of their main characters met and interacted. Jack Reacher and Will Trent both are working undercover in the same place: the United States Bullion Depository in Lexington, Kentucky, adjacent to the Fort Knox Army base.
In the course of this short novel, you learn a lot of fun facts about the gold vault of the U.S., and you get to see Will and Jack show off their prodigious memories and facility for numbers. The reaction of Will to Jack is highly amusing, and there is a lot of fun over Jack’s only possession – a dirty toothbrush stuck in his back pocket.
There is the usual confrontation between the good guys and the bad guys, and the ending is satisfying, although totally suggestive of a sequel.
Evaluation: I loved the way the authors worked together to display both their affection for their characters and for each other. I hope there is more to come; I thoroughly enjoyed this taste of what a new series would be like.
Published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, 2019