Author(s): Lee Child
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. Riding the subway in New York at two o'clock in the morning, Reacher knows the twelve giveaway signs to look out for. Watching one of his fellow-passengers, he becomes sharply aware: one by one, she ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. So begins the new heartstopping new thriller starring today's most admired action hero, the gallant and enigmatic loner Jack Reacher.
Jack Reacher, faces his most implacable enemy yet in the new thriller by the double no.1 bestseller Lee Child .
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 Has the switchback plotting and frictionless prose that are Child's trademarks. Unlike most of the series, though, it's narrated by Reacher himself. His lone-wolf habits and brusque, technophobic decodings of the world are always a pleasure, though how he maintains fighting fitness on a diet of pancakes, bacon and coffee is one of the world's great mysteries. Guardian Read this before you read any other new thriller, as the master of suspense and action is back on scorching form. Shortlist magazine 20090430 Child's writing is both propulsive and remarkably error-free, and he's expert at ratcheting up the tension...the folks he deals with consistently underestimate him...You want to scream at them, 'This is Jack Reacher for pity's sake, he'll eat you for breakfast!' He will, you know, and that's why we keep coming back for more. Los Angeles Times A real cracker that keeps the reader involved from start to finish Edinburgh Evning News Lee Child's Jack Reacher books are among the most popular crime novels right now - the're good fun and super-tense...One of his best. Heat So good at what he does...Much of the guilty pleasure delivered by Mr Child's books comes from their fine-tuned, obsessively deducted use of data...culminates in a blow-by-blow,stunningly well-choreographed showdown...effortlessly larger than life. New York Times One of the most suspenseful sequences Child has written yet...the kind of patriotic vigilante fantasy a lefty can love. There's no doubt Reacher is kicking butt for democracy. Newsday Restless drifter Jack Reacher...invariably gets himself in to the kind of trouble that mkaes you wish Child's publisher printed his books on waterproof pages so you don't have to stop reading them after you've stayed up all night and have to take your morning shower. Child really is that good at heroic suspense writing. Philadelphia Inquirer Reacher is [Raymond Chandler's] Marlowe's literary descendant, and a 21st-century knight - only tougher. This is the 13h book in Child's terrific series, and it's the most provocative and thrilling one yet...the summer's best thriller. Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Lee Child is British, but after he was made redundant from his job in television, he moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as a writer of American thrillers. He now divides his time between France and New York. All his novels feature the maverick Jack Reacher, and all have been international bestsellers.