The new Jack Reacher thriller by the no.1 bestseller.
Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Lee is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.
At the start of bestseller Child's solid 12th Jack Reacher novel (after Bad Luck and Trouble), the ex-military policeman hitchhikes into Colorado, where he finds himself crossing the metaphorical and physical line that divides the small towns of Hope and Despair. Despair lives up to its name; all Reacher wants is a cup of coffee, but what he gets is attacked by four thugs and thrown in jail on a vagrancy charge. After he's kicked out of town, Reacher reacts in his usual manner--he goes back and whips everybody's butt and busts up the town's police force. In the process, he discovers, with the help of a good-looking lady cop from Hope, that a nearby metal processing plant is part of a plan that involves the war in Iraq and an apocalyptic sect bent on ushering in the end-time. With his powerful sense of justice, dogged determination and the physical and mental skills to overcome what to most would be overwhelming odds, Jack Reacher makes an irresistible modern knight-errant. (June) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
Jack Reacher is in Despair-not a state of mind but a small Colorado town that's out to get him. With a national tour. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
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
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 *