Based on the bestseller one shot, the tough military investigator must also prove the innocence of an Army sniper, which should have run amok in the United States.
Jack is a former military policeman who special investigations unit was educated at West point part of the legendary 110th. This deals with particularly severe cases in which military personnel are involved. Since his retirement, he but aimlessly throughout the United States.
While he is out enjoying himself in Miami with a blonde on the stand, it comes to a massacre in Indiana. The former military sniper James Barr shoots apparently at random five passers-by out of a park home. After the fact, he leaves many traces, but no motive. Quickly he is required, but instead of explaining, he, that his old friend Jack Reacher takes over the investigation.
Jack remembers well, as James Barr in the Iraq apparently as well for no reason on his comrades shot and only for political reasons it came. He decides to put Barr finally behind bars. Contrary to his expectations, reacher but encountering inconsistencies in case actually clear. The numerous traces at the scene seem him too conspicuous for a trained military sniper. Jack must figure out on your own, what happened that day, and who has interest in five random killings.