Jack Reacher likes to head southern for the winter season, to stay warm: so prior to Christmas he arrives in a village in Southern California. The weather condition there is not warm and dry, as it's meant to be: he arrives in a fanatic blizzard. Reacher discovers refuge in a snowed-in roadhouse with 4 other unfamiliar people stranded by the storm. Two of them are British army cops, separated by the weather condition from the VIP they are outlined to secure. Can Reacher help them find their individual, or will a covert assassin find him first?