The novel is centered around the character of Jack Reacher, who somehow gets involved in a mystery, where a sniper specialist gets arrested for shooting and killing five random people. Lee Child's website carries an official description of his novel which says, “There"s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska … and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it"s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can"t let go."
Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie have worked together in the sets of the Nazi-based film Valkyrie in 2008. McQuarrie had co-written the screenplay of this movie with Nathan Alexander. Cruise on the other hand will be starring in another movie called Rock of Ages, with the likes of Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand, where he will be playing the role of an ageing rockstar called Stacee Jaxx.