Author(s): Lee Child
It wasn't the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see ... where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later ... where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops --the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded--waits and watches ... where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return. Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair--against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him--and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that's killing Americans by the thousand.
The new Jack Reacher thriller by the no.1 bestseller.
"A cert to be a number one bestseller...A version of western, of course: the drifter who comes to town, sorts out the bad guys, and moves on. ..He makes what he does seem simple. If it is, though, it's strange that nobody else has managed it so well." -- David Sexton Evening Standard "Follows in the great Philip Marlowe pulp tradition,nuanced with a dash of Rambo and Bruce Willis...Reacher is a moody, modern outsider figure, one of the great antiheroes...a liberal intellectual with machismo, and arms the size of Popeye's." Independent "Classic Child...brilliantly paced ... his tough-but-fair creation, Jack Reacher, both a man's man and a ladies' man, proves once again that he's also his own man. And no one is going to get in his way." Mirror "Slots a series of bone-crunching brawls into a surprisingly sinuous and zeitgeisty plot...delivers emotional depth, and Reacher's bare-knuckle sleuthing certainly keeps the adrenalin up." Financial Times "A high-testosterone adventure with a thoughtful nod to what is going on in Iraq...a page turner. Thrilling." Observer
Lee Child is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. He now divides his time between New York and France. All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former US military cop and maverick drifter, and all have been big international bestsellers. His latest novel is Bad Luck and Trouble, a no.1 Sunday Times bestseller.