Lee Child has finally missed with his twelfth Jack Reacher tale, "Helicopter". Reacher looks familiar, attired in his snazzy, hard-boiled wool suits. But his fantastic assignment is to find a griffin seen snatching the virgin daughter of a shadowy government agent charged with strategic chimera elimination.
In the climax, Child has Reacher escaping via moonbeam to the chopper of the title. The author implies that the smile of the girl on Reacher's shoulder is the source of this conveyance.
Dan Lazar's poodle loved this romp, but for human Reacher fans, it's just too much of a stretch.