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The edge-of-your-seat, heart-in-mouth new Jack Reacher thriller for 2020 - his 25th adventure. No one's bigger than Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher gets off the bus in a sleepy no-name town outside Nashville, Tennessee. He plans to grab a cup of coffee and move right along. Not going to happen. The town has been shut down by a cyber attack. At the centre of it all, whether he likes it or not, is Rusty Rutherford. He's an average IT guy, but he knows more than he thinks. As the bad guys move in on Rusty, Reacher moves in on them . . . And now Rusty knows he's protected, he's never going to leave the big man's side. Reacher might just have to stick around and find out what the hell's gone wrong . . . and then put it right, like only he can. *** 'Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of.' Ken Follett 'If you haven't read any Jack Reacher, you have a treat in store . . . a hitchhiker without a phone, a one-man force for good.' - The Times 'A contemporary version of the knight in shining armour . . . Reacher is a mythic figure.' Literary Review 'Jack Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero; tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable... Irresistible.' People 'Jack Reacher has long since earned his prominent place in the pantheon of cool, smart-talking American heroes.' New York Times
Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child. It's a random universe, but once in a blue moon things turn out just right. In a nameless city, two rival criminal gangs are competing for control. But they hadn’t counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch. Reacher is trained to notice things. He’s on a Greyhound bus, watching an elderly man sleeping in his seat, with a fat envelope of cash hanging out of his pocket. Another passenger is watching too ... hoping to get rich quick. As the mugger makes his move, Reacher steps in. The old man is grateful, yet he turns down Reacher’s offer to help him home. He’s vulnerable, scared, and clearly in big, big trouble. What hold could the gangs have on the old guy? Will Reacher be in time to stop bad things happening? The odds are better with Reacher involved. That's for damn sure.
Shortlisted for the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.Jack Reacher is contacted by a sergeant from his old “special investigators” unit after four members of the unit have been killed. The surviving members need to be rounded up to avenge the deaths and live up to their motto “you don’t mess with the special investigators”. In a slight change for Jack we see him investigating as part of a team rather than in his usual lone status which allows the character to develop in different ways and give us new insight into who Jack Reacher is. Violent and intense, fans will not be disappointed.
JACK REACHER NEVER LOOKS BACK . . . UNTIL NOW. The most hotly anticipated paperback thriller of the year follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet. The present can be tense . . . A young couple trying to get to New York City are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. Before long they're trapped in an ominous game of life and death. But the past can be worse . . . Meanwhile, Jack Reacher sets out on an epic road trip across America. He doesn't get far. Deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been - the town where his father was born. But when he arrives he is told no one named Reacher ever lived there. Now he wonders: who's lying? As the tension ratchets up and these two stories begin to entwine, the stakes have never been higher for Reacher. That's for damn sure.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
'A fascinating, swaggeringly confident performance' Sunday Times When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose - it isn't easy to hitch a ride in Nebraska. At last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman. Within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and there's a police roadblock ahead. 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? Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, A Wanted Man follows on directly from the end of Worth Dying For.
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.
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. Jack Reader - you have got to meet him, women fall for him, men want to emulate him, I just love him, and you will too. At the end of the last book, 61 Hours, we were left not knowing if he lived or died, a bad situation to be in awaiting the next book! Shortlisted for the ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger 2011. The Lovereading view... Has Jack Reacher finally met his match? 61 Hours ended with Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. Was that really the end of the road for the maverick loner? Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 28 October 2010. January 2011 Guest Editor Lisa Gardner on Lee Child... His series character, Jack Reacher, remains the ultimate modern-day lone gunman, a former military cop who can find any problem in any small town and solve it (with maximum fire power) in twenty four hours or less. Lee has breathed authenticity into his character, enabling you to admire Reacher’s military prowess even as you worry about his self-imposed isolation. The result is an action hero with a heart.
Jack Reacher is alone, the way he likes it. He watches a man cross a New York street and drive away in a Mercedes. The car contains $1 million of ransom money. Reacher's job is to make sure it all turns out right - money paid, family safely returned. But Reacher is in the middle of a nasty little war where nothing is simple. What started on a busy New York street explodes three thousand miles away, in the sleepy English countryside. Reacher's going to have to do this one the hard way.
Complete with crackling fast dialogue, an edgy ambivalent plot, and the capacity to make his readers turn the page, this feels like Child's breakthrough book into the mega-sellers. He is that good. (Daily Mail) Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful. But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her. Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress. Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Echo Burning is 5th in the series.
Ballsy, dynamic and not for the faint-hearted. (Daily Mail) Never forgive, never forget. Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past. Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong? Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Persuader is seventh in the series.
'Lee Child continues his meteoric rise and mastery of suspense with Tripwire. It's a tightly-drawn and swift thriller that gives new meaning to what a page-turner should be.' Michael Connelly For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why. Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Tripwire is 3rd in the series.
'Lee Child's protagonist, Jack Reacher, is a hero in the Dirty Harry style, a man who lives by his own principles . . . Produces a surprising twist when it's least expected.' Sunday Telegraph Jack Reacher walks alone. No job, no ID, no last known address. But he never turns down a plea for help. Now a woman tracks him down. A woman serving at the very heart of US power. A woman who needs Reacher's assistance in her new job. Her job? Protecting the Vice-President of the United States. Her problem? Someone wants the VP dead. Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Without Fail is the 6th in the series.
Two female army high-flyers. Both acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both forced to resign from the service. Now they're both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle. A ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.
'Cunning, explosive . . . A thumping good read.' Time Out Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. Reacher offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach. Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds? Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, this is the 2nd in the series.
Winner of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award 2011. Jack Reacher is the man from nowhere who emerges from darkness to avenge injustice like a modern cowboy. In his 14th adventure, he arrives in South Dakota during an icy winter snow storm. The mayhem soon begins as expected. If you like Lee Child try Richard MontanariMaxim Jakubowski recommends: The Echo Man by Richard Montanari
Meet Jack Reacher. You’ll either fall in love, or you’ll want to emulate him – he’s great. He’s a tough, ex-military cop of no fixed address and strangely you’ll feel you need to get to know him – which is great for there are a lot of books - right up to the latest, 61 Hours, with its most extraordinary ending. So meet Jack Reacher and then really get to know him. Killing Floor is the first book in the phenomenal bestselling Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. It introduces Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, he is the perfect action hero for men and women alike. A "Piece of Passion" from the publisher... ‘I fell in love with Jack Reacher as a character when I first read early material of this very first thriller by Lee Child – here was a hero for our time, trained to think fast and act faster, a strong, silent, pragmatic and ruthless righter of wrongs who also had his tender side and was therefore equally appealing to a woman like me as he was to my male colleagues: although the proofs of every new Reacher thriller are instantly snapped up, this first book remains a favourite of so many people at Transworld for the past fifteen years, and I can honestly say that everyone who works here takes pride in the way Lee has since broken through into the superleague of thriller writers.' Marianne Velmans, Publishing Director at Transworld Books in The Jack Reacher Series: 1. Killing Floor 2. Die Trying 3. Tripwire 4. The Visitor 5. Echo Burning 6. Without Fail 7. Persuader 8. The Enemy 9. One Shot 10. The Hard Way 11. Bad Luck and Trouble 12. Nothing To Lose 13. Gone Tomorrow 14. 61 Hours 15. Worth Dying For 16. The Affair 17. A Wanted Man 18. Never Go Back 19. Personal 20. Make Me 21. Night School 22. The Midnight Line 23. Past Tense 24. Blue Moon Serial Reader? Check out our 'Fall in Love With a Book Series' collection to find amazing book series to dive in to.
Enhances his status as a mythic avenger. . .You'll be left with a thumping heart and a racing pulse but, be warned, Chapter 63 will give you nightmares. (Evening Standard) Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs.There are twelve things to look for.No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them. New York City.The subway, two o'clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers.Four are OK.The fifth isn't. The train brakes for Grand Central Station. Will Reacher intervene, and save lives? Or is he wrong?Will his intervention cost lives - including his own? Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Gone Tomorrow is 13th in the series.
Jack Reacher arrives in a small American town called Despair, adjacent to Hope! Made welcome by the powers in charge, he joins up with a woman police officer to find out what is happening at a large metal recycling plant outside town … and then the fun begins. Jack Reacher is ace, charismatic and astute with a strong moral sense, a very likeable hero indeed. If you haven’t met him yet you must. Men want to emulate him, women fall for him. I have never met anyone who doesn’t love him. If you are new to him (so what kept you so long?) then be warned, you’ll get hooked and you have eleven backlist titles to indulge in. Comparison: Michael Connelly, John Grisham, Stephen Leather.
I can not praise this author and his wonderful creation, Jack Reacher, enough. Every book (and there are nine) is top-rate. This starts with the brutal slaying of five ordinary people, a quick arrest and then the arrival of Jack Reacher … utterly self-sufficient, independent, defender of the weak, laconic, highly intelligent, in fact the ultimate male hero. The plot unfolds at a satisfying pace with plenty of unexpected yet highly plausible twists. Sinister villains lurk, then become fully developed characters, and the tension holds up right to the end of the final showdown, no loose ends anywhere. In fact, as I’ve said, top-rate but then I’m a committed fan. You’ve got to become one too.Similar this month: Craig Russell, Chris Cleave.Comparison: Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, A J Quinnell.
The perfect hero, Jack Reacher; men want to emulate him, women adore him. I fell in love with him in Killing Floor, eight books ago, when he had just been chucked out of the army, disillusioned, becoming a drifter ready to pounce on the side of right when needed and I’ve watched him develop as time has bashed him about. But now, suddenly, we’re back in 1990 for a prequel to Killing Floor, Reacher is a US military policeman and has to obey orders! He has a mum, we learn more of his brother and we feel for him as the seeds of discontent are planted. For Reacher fans this is a must, those new to Lee Child will have no trouble starting here. It is, after all, the beginning. Then you must read Killing Floor and get hooked for he is one of the best in the adventure/thriller genre - honest, and he is British. Comparison: Gerald Seymour, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben.Similar this month: Michael Marshall, Chris Ryan.
Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit. He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys. He doesn't want to be found. But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.