Bill asked Lee Child:

Do you yourself have a military background similar to Reacher's? Hard to imagine not. You are precise in describing military protocol. Boy, would I hate to be on Reacher's s--- list! Jodie Garber Jacobs is something else in my imagination.

Lee Child My father spent time in the army and I remember clearly all the stories he told. Now I get correspondence from current serving soldiers. The dynamic between enlisted men and the higher-ups hasn’t changed in all these years - probably not since the Romans. Or even earlier.
Lee Child

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