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Lee Child - Author

About the Author

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers.  His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages.  His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher.  Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.

The 2013 Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger was awarded to Lee Child.
 
Members of the CWA vote for the Diamond Dagger award-winner, which celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction.

Peter James, chair of the CWA, said: “I am delighted that the CWA has chosen Lee Child as this year's recipient. Lee is one of the few British crime-thriller authors to have become a global brand name; he is also an extremely charming and open person and a tireless promoter of our genre.”

Featured books by Lee Child

The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher 22)

The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher 22)

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/04/2018

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It's tiny. It's a woman cadet's graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher's a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it. Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she's OK, he'll walk away. If she's not ... he'll stop at nothing. He's still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don't get in his way.

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No Middle Name The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories

No Middle Name The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2018

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The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher 22)

The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher 22)

Author: Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2017

No Middle Name: Jack Reacher Story Collection The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories

No Middle Name: Jack Reacher Story Collection The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Stories

Author: Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/05/2017

A brand-new novella, Too Much Time, is included, as are those previously only published in ebook form: Second Son, James Penney's New Identity, Guy Walks Into a Bar, Deep Down, High Heat, Not a Drill and Small Wars. Added to these is every other Reacher short story that Child has written: Everyone Talks, Maybe They Have a Tradition, No Room at the Motel and The Picture of the Lonely Diner. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher's past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world.

Night School

Night School

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders, in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make the cold sweat trickle down your spine.

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Night School

Night School

Author: Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2016

In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal. And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school. It's just a voice plucked from the air: 'The American wants a hundred million dollars'. For what? Who from? It's 1996, and the Soviets are long gone. But now there's a new enemy. In an apartment in Hamburg, a group of smartly-dressed young Saudis are planning something big. Jack Reacher is fresh off a secret mission and a big win. The Army pats him on the back and gives him a medal. And then they send him back to school. It's a school with only three students: Reacher, an FBI agent, and a CIA analyst. Their assignment? To find that American. And what he's selling. And to whom. There is serious shit going on, signs of a world gone mad. Night School takes Reacher back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders, in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make the cold sweat trickle down your spine.

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Film Tie In)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Film Tie In)

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

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Make Me

Make Me

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/03/2016

Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote rail road stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher's one-day stopover turns into an open-ended quest leading to the most hidden reaches of the internet, and right into the nightmare heart of darkness. Child's best for some time...with detective-story and romcom elements (even sly humour) on top of the psychological duels and set-piece violence. (Sunday Times).

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Make Me

Make Me

Author: Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Jack Reacher has no place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so a remote railroad stop on the prairie with the curious name of Mother's Rest seems perfect for an aimless one-day stopover. He expects to find a lonely pioneer tombstone in a sea of nearly-ripe wheat...but instead there is a woman waiting for a missing colleague, a cryptic note about two hundred deaths, and a small town full of silent, watchful people. Reacher's one-day stopover becomes an open-ended quest...into the heart of darkness. Prepare to be nailed to your seat by another hair-raising, heart-pounding adventure from the kick ass master of the thriller genre!

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Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nail biting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.

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Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heart stopping, nail biting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.

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Never Go Back (Jack Reacher 18)

Never Go Back (Jack Reacher 18)

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/03/2014

Fast-paced, taut and punchy . (Sunday Mirror). Drop-out military cop Jack Reacher has hitchhiked his way to Virginia. His destination, the closest thing to a home he ever had: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th Military Police. Reacher has no real reason to be here, except that he spoke to the new commanding officer on the phone. He liked Major Susan Turner's voice. But now he's arrived, she's disappeared, and things are getting weird. Accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide and co-opted back into the army, Reacher says nothing. But he's sure as hell thinking of a way out. Reacher is a man's man, a loner, a renegade crusader for justice.on the top of his form . (Sun).

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A Wanted Man

A Wanted Man

Author: Lee Child Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Winner of the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Crime & Thriller of the Year' 2012. When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly-set, freshly-busted nose, patched with silver duct tape - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. But Reacher has some unfinished business in Virginia, so he doesn't quit. And at last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. But within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and then they run into a police roadblock on the highway. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys...Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?   Lee Child's novel One Shot has been adapted as the film Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise. It is due to be released in the UK on 26 Dec 2012. Click below to view the trailer.  

The Affair

The Affair

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2012

March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi. Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier? Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover. The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or doesn't she really want to find the killer? Set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, The Affair marks a turning point in Reacher's career. If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him?   Lee Child's novel One Shot has been adapted as the film Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise. It is due to be released in the UK on 26 Dec 2012. Click below to view the trailer.  

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Other books by Lee Child

Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Un nou thriller din seria Jack ReacherJack Reacher e un singuratic. Fost poliE ist militar, acum duce o existenE A nomadA , fA rA niciun scop. ÎnsA CIA E i Departamentul de Stat american îl contacteazA . Cineva a încercat sA -l împuE te pe preE edintele FranE ei. Un singur om ar fi putut s-o facA . E i numai Reacher poate da de urma lui.AlA turi de partenera sa, agenta Casey Nice, Reacher începe o cursA ce strA bate Atlanticul E i ajunge la Paris E i Londra. Miza n-a fost niciodatA mai mare – pentru cA , de data asta, e vorba de o chestiune strict personalA .Suspansul din seria Jack Reacher pare desprins din filmele lui Hitchcock. – IndependentLee Child revine în forE A : ritm alert, dialoguri inteligente, atenE ia extraordinarA la detaliu. – Daily MailLunetiE ti. Gangsteri. Moduri ingenioase de a ucide. Femei puternice. Metropole E i oraE e mici. Arme. Cafea. Un nou roman, o nouA combinaE ie. Un set limitat de factori. E greu sA nu te repeE i. Dar Lee Child nu se poate opri acum. Nu are cum sA se opreascA . Prea mulE i depind de un singur om: Jack Reacher. – The Guardian„L-am lovit din nou, cu o directA scurtA de dreapta, o loviturA colosalA , care ar fi rupt un copac tânA r sau ar fi omorât un catâr pe loc. Una dintre cele mai tari trei lovituri trase de mine de când mA E tiam, iar asta spunea ceva. A suferit toate efectele meca­nice corespunzA toare. ForE a loviturii l-a fA cut sA se aplece violent în spate E i a scos un icnet când E ocul a ajuns la spatele plA mânilor, s-a împleticit E i piciorul i-a înE epenit. Dar n-a cA zut, E ipând de durere, cum ar fi fost de aE teptat. Un om normal ar fi intrat în comA . Fiecare organ intern te arde, ai un milion de cuE ite înfipte în spate, respiraE ia îE i e prea îngreunatA ca sA mai E ipi.“

Essential Jack Reacher, Volume 2, 6-Book Bundle

Essential Jack Reacher, Volume 2, 6-Book Bundle

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

Six of the latest explosive thrillers featuring Jack Reacherhailed by The Washington Post as ';one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes' Once an elite military cop, Reacher is now a man with no phone, no address, and no ties anywhere. He wanders the land and lives in the momenta cool-headed righter of wrongs who won't let the bad guys get away with anything. This addictive eBook bundle features the six Reacher adventures leading up to Make Me, along with four bonus prequel shorts. But it won't be long before you're begging for more. 61 HOURS WORTH DYING FOR THE AFFAIR A WANTED MAN NEVER GO BACK PERSONAL Also includes the eBook short stories ';Second Son,' ';Deep Down,' ';High Heat,' and ';Not a Drill,' and as well as a preview of the highly anticipated new Jack Reacher thriller, Make Me! Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Reacher series ';Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching.'Associated Press ';Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.'Stephen King ';Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.'Entertainment Weekly ';Easily the best thriller series going.'NPR ';The truth about Reacher gets better and better.'Janet Maslin, The New York Times ';If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan.'Chicago Tribune

Essential Jack Reacher, Volume 1, 7-Book Bundle

Essential Jack Reacher, Volume 1, 7-Book Bundle

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 14/07/2015

Seven modern classics featuring the ultimate thriller hero, Jack Reacherhailed by Stephen King as ';the coolest continuing series character now on offer' Once an elite military cop, Reacher is now a man with no phone, no address, and no ties anywhere. He wanders the land and lives in the momenta cool-headed righter of wrongs who won't let the bad guys get away with anything. This addictive eBook bundle features seven Reacher adventures, which can be read in any order. But fair warning: Once you start, you won't stop until you've finished them all. PERSUADER THE ENEMY ONE SHOT THE HARD WAY BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE NOTHING TO LOSE GONE TOMORROW Also includes a preview of the highly anticipated new Jack Reacher thriller, Make Me! Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Reacher series ';Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching.'Associated Press ';[Reacher] is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.'The Washington Post ';Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.'Entertainment Weekly ';Easily the best thriller series going.'NPR ';The truth about Reacher gets better and better.'Janet Maslin, The New York Times ';If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan.'Chicago Tribune

Good and Valuable Consideration

Good and Valuable Consideration

Author: Lee Child, Joseph Finder Format: eBook Release Date: 07/07/2015

In this original short story from the New York Times bestselling thriller anthology Face Off, international bestsellers Lee Child and Joseph Finder - along with their popular series characters Jack Reacher and Nick Heller - team up for the first time ever. When Jack Reacher sits down to watch a baseball game at a Boston bar, he has no way of knowing what kind of trouble is about to walk in the door - and not just because he's a Yankees fan in a Red Sox town. In this action-packed short story, Reacher and a new acquaintance - Sox fan Nick Heller - find themselves drawn into a much less friendly rivalry when the guy sitting between them at the bar turns out to be a marked man... For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Face Off!

Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nail biting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.

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Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story

Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this short story from Lee Child, Jack Reacher is again on the move. But even a pleasant hike on a beautiful summer day turns into a walk on the wild side . . . and perhaps something far more sinister.Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians who are planning a hike through some of the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine. They part ways after sharing a hot meal, and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust. But not for long. First the trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it's a drill. Or maybe it's troublethe kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels';Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching.'Associated Press';The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.'NPR';Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.'Entertainment Weekly';The truth about Reacher gets better and better.'Janet Maslin, The New York Times';If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan.'Chicago Tribune';[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.'The Miami Herald';Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.'Kirkus Reviews

Good and Valuable Consideration

Good and Valuable Consideration

Author: Lee Child, Joseph Finder Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2014

In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Lee Child and Joseph Finderalong with their popular series characters Jack Reacher and Nick Hellerteam up for the first time ever.When Jack Reacher sits down to watch a baseball game at a Boston bar, he has no way of knowing what kind of trouble is about to walk in the doorand not just because hes a Yankees fan in a Red Sox town. In this action-packed short story, Reacher and a new acquaintanceSox fan Nick Hellerfind themselves drawn into a much less friendly rivalry when the guy sitting between them at the bar turns out to be a marked man. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!

Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 02/09/2014

#1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER *;Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book fromLee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacherand sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA. Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kottan American marksman gone badis one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin. If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they're facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crossesand no backup if they're caught. All the while Reacher can't stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won't let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice. Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.Praise for Personal ';The best one yet.'Stephen King ';Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.'The Washington Post ';Yet another satisfying page-turner.'Entertainment Weekly ';Reacher is always up for a good fight, most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot, 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey. But it's Reacher the Teacher who wows here.'Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times ';Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.'Ken Follett ';Reacher's just one of fiction's great mysterious strangers.'Maxim ';If you like fast-moving thrillers, you'll want to take a look at this one.'John Sandford ';Fans won't be disappointed by this suspense-filled, riveting thriller.'Library Journal (starred review) ';Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.'Booklist ';Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system.'Kirkus ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.

Personal (Jack Reacher 19)

Personal (Jack Reacher 19)

Author: Lee Child Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/08/2014

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him. This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal. The brand new Jack Reacher short story, Not A Drill, is now also available to pre-order exclusively as a digital download.

Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.The brand new Jack Reacher short story, Not A Drill, is now also available to pre-order exclusively as a digital download.

Personal

Personal

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2014

Jack Reacher walks alone. Once a go-to hard man in the US military police, now he's a drifter of no fixed abode. But the army tracks him down. Because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president. Only one man could have done it. And Reacher is the one man who can find him.This new heartstopping, nailbiting book in Lee Child's number-one bestselling series takes Reacher across the Atlantic to Paris - and then to London. The stakes have never been higher - because this time, it's personal.The brand new Jack Reacher short story, Not A Drill, is now also available to pre-order exclusively as a digital download.

Jack Reacher: One Shot

Jack Reacher: One Shot

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure enough, exmilitary investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shootera trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not rightand soon the slam-dunk case explodes.Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunningand then beat him shot for shot.

Hard Way

Hard Way

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 12/08/2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In Lee Child's astonishing new thriller, exmilitary cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he's thrust into an explosive situation that's about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truthand save two innocent livesis to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way. Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he'll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeancebecause Reacher is the best man hunter in the world. On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer's pastand of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He's beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he's already in way too deep to stop now.

Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story

Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn this eBook exclusive short story from Lee Child, Jack Reacher is again on the move. But even a pleasant hike on a beautiful summer day turns into a walk on the wild side . . . and perhaps something far more sinister.Don't miss a gripping preview of Lee Child's highly anticipated new Jack Reacher novel, Personal!Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians who are planning a hike through some of the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine. They part ways after sharing a hot meal, and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust. But not for long. First the trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it's a drill. Or maybe it's troublethe kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels';Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching.'Associated Press';The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.'NPR';Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.'Entertainment Weekly';The truth about Reacher gets better and better.'Janet Maslin, The New York Times';If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan.'Chicago Tribune';[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.'The Miami Herald';Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.'Kirkus Reviews

Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)

Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2014

A Jack Reacher short story, published exclusively as an ebook: now also available in the new Reacher short story collection, No Middle Name.The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police. No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?

Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)

Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)

Author: Lee Child Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2014

The brand new Jack Reacher short story, published as a digital exclusive.The tiny town of Naismith has nothing going for it - except the start of a wilderness trail through Maine's ancient forests. But one day the trail is suddenly closed by county police. No reason is given. Rumours start - is there something in the woods that no one must see? That no one must even know about? Then Jack Reacher drifts into town. What does he make of the Do Not Enter tape strung between the trees?