Photo-a-Day - December 2012 - Day 01: Another
I thought this worked well, particularly as it's set in California. I know it's heresy to say I've never been a fan of Jack Reacher books. Instead I loved the way-to-short Fiddler and Fiona series by the married writing team of Even Maxwell and Ann Maxwell (romance author).
It's a great series with a tough, knight-errant-type man but also with a very smart, independent female protagonist. That is, to me, the best combination.