The Hard Way is the tenth novel in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child, and was first published in 2006.
Summary Of The Book
The protagonist, Jack Reacher, is an ex-military cop and is given a new assignment, to help a man named Edward Lane locate his missing step daughter and wife, who are victims of a kidnapping. Edward Lane is notorious for running a covert and illegal soldiers-for-hire operation, and is willing to cough up any amount of ransom money to get his beloved family back.
Reacher sets on the kidnappers trail, but the more time he spends with Lane and this case, the more he suspects that Lane is hiding something. And thus he begins at square one, meticulously researching and working out the clues. It is then that he learns of his employer?s questionable past which featured an attempted hit on two of his ex-associates. During his investigation, Reacher is introduced to a stunning ex-FBI agent who is now a private investigator.