Reacher is approached by a Secret Service agent who makes a highly unusual request. “I want to hire you to assassinate the Vice President of the United States,” she says. She’s the newly appointed head of the VP’s security detail and wants Reacher to try and penetrate her team’s shield, testing its efficacy against a genuine attack. Reacher has the skills and the stealth, and he’s totally anonymous – how better to check security? What she doesn’t tell Reacher is that a very determined and deadly team of assassins already has the VP in its sights. These men are skilled killers, but they’ve overlooked one key element – the presence of the equally lethal Reacher.
Without Fail is the sixth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published by Putnam in 2002. It is written in the third person. In the novel, retired military police officer Jack Reacher is asked by the Secret Service to help track down assassins who are threatening the Vice President-Elect.from Wikipedia