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Make Me:Jack Reacher Book 20
Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 978-0857502896
Pages: 432
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Somewhere, a man named Keever is killed and buried in a sty. Reacher arrives at a small town named Mother's Rest, curious as to the story behind the name. He meets an Asian woman named Chang, who is apparently searching for a lost associate. Thinking that the town may have once been a young mother's delivery site or perhaps the final resting place of an old woman, Reacher wanders the town, asking the locals about the name, but does not learn anything. He decides to befriend Chang, who reveals she is an ex-FBI agent turned private investigator who is looking for her colleague, Keever. Reacher's suspicions are aroused by the aloofness of the locals and decides to stay in the town to help with Chang's investigations.
Chang explains that she was only recently called in by Keever, and does not know the identity of his client or any of the details of his case. Searching Keever's motel room, Reacher finds a crumpled up note with the name Mahoney and a phone number. They call the number, finding it to belong to a journalist from Los Angeles named Westwood, who bills himself as a conspiracy theorist. Westwood however is of no help, having apparently never spoken to Keever. They then turn their search on Mahoney, believing him to be Keever's contact and a resident of Mother's Rest. As they investigate the town, they are confronted by hostile locals and eventually chased out of Mother's Rest.
Reacher and Chang then visit Keever's home, finding it to be ransacked and all of Keever's investigative notes missing. Reacher becomes convinced that Keever had stumbled onto something big and been killed for it, and the two decide to go to Los Angeles to meet with Westwood. Convincing the journalist that Keever had been onto something newsworthy, they agree to give Westwood exclusive rights to the story in exchange for his help. Westwood reluctantly agrees and gives Reacher the phone numbers of unknown people who had recently called him and been blocked, thus fitting the profile of Keever's mystery client. They learn that their man Mahoney is actually a Chicago resident named Peter McCann.
Arriving at McCann's home, they find McCann has gone missing. They are then attacked by a hitman named Hackett, who is narrowly incapacitated by Reacher after sustaining moderate injuries. The two then question McCann's neighbor and learn that Peter had a sister. At her home, they are attacked by even more hitmen and are able to barely survive. With the help of Chang's FBI contacts, they learn the men are all employed by a Ukrainian crime lord named Merchenko. Reacher deduces that Merchenko is either the mastermind or being hired as outside security by the mastermind, who is someone from Mother's Rest. By sheer coincidence, Reacher and Chang come across Merchenko outside of his club, and Reacher executes the criminal in broad daylight.
Traveling back to Los Angeles, Reacher and Chang reunite with Westwood. Going over all that they learned from McCann's sister and neighbor, Reacher posits that Peter was investigating the disappearance of his son, Michael. Michael had suffered from anhedonia and was a recluse who spent the majority of his time on the Internet. As the call from "Mahoney" had been about the Deep Web, Reacher, Chang, and Westwood meet with an associate of Westwood's, a computer hacker in Palo Alto. Westwood's contact is able to discover that Mother's Rest has a Deep Web site providing assisted euthanasia services. They further find that Michael had been speaking with another suicidal person over the Deep Web and arranged to meet them in Mother's Rest to undergo euthanasia together.
Reacher, Chang, and Westwood come up with a plan to assault Mother's Rest, which is both highly remote and well-defended. They kill many armed locals, discovering that they had converted a farmhouse into a film production facility. The locals had lured in suicidal people over the Deep Web, promising highly comfortable euthanasia services. However, once the clients had arrived, they were actually made the stars of expensive snuff films tailored to the viewer's specifications and sold over the Deep Web. Over two hundred such victims had been brutally murdered prior to Keever stumbling onto it in the course of his investigating Michael's disappearance. Reacher and Chang avenge Keever, Peter, and Michael by killing the last members of the conspiracy. They then decide to go to Milwaukee together