The plot was weak, it plodded at a snail's pace and got bogged down in repetition and minor detail. A few times I got lost in the long passages of dialogue, often having to reread to make sense of who said what. Lee Child.
Child excels at taking a seemingly small matter like this and going from zero to 60 with it. But this time the acceleration happens credibly, and doesn't head toward an impossibly outsize... In 1995, Lee Child had a stroke of luck when he was sacked from his job in television.