I like them. They are gritty, pretty well written and gripping stories. Tom Cruise was a poor choice to act him. Jack is supposed to be over 6' 2", and built like a brick outhouse. Cruise, with his demure height and character don't do him justice. Start at the start, read consecutively, continue until you see a reason to stop. I've read them all twice now, and I'll probably start a third round again after I'm done with what I'm currently reading.