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A Wanted Man

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 528
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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. 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? ‘He could take out Bond, Dirty Harry, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt with both hands tied behind his back. And then sleep with their girlfriends two at a time before getting the last bus out of town’ Sun

More books by Lee Child

1. 61 Hours

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 18, 2010
Number of Pages: 400
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL • “Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Reacher books.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. . . . Chances are you’ll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish.”—Entertainment Weekly A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses. Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman he’ll risk his life to save. “Masterful . . . a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense.”—The Providence Journal “Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle. . . . This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?”—Booklist (starred review) “Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher’s next appearance.”—The Miami Herald

2. Blue Moon

by: Lee Child
Release date: Apr 28, 2020
Number of Pages: 480
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Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right. An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice…the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.

3. Die Trying

by: Lee Child
Release date: Nov 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 434
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When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s kidnapped with her. Now he has to save them both.

4. Gone Tomorrow

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 436
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child’s] best.”—USA Today New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved . . . then you don’t know Jack. Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye. “Propulsive . . . [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension.”—Los Angeles Times “A top-notch thriller.”—Booklist (starred review) “Edgy . . . thoroughly engrossing.”—The Miami Herald

5. Killing Floor

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 407
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Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother’s killers after a series of brutal crimes terrorize tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town’s peaceful facade.

6. Make Me

by: Lee Child
Release date: Mar 29, 2016
Number of Pages: 576
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When he teams up with Michelle Chang, Jack Reacher finds himself involved in a private investigation that has turned lethal.

7. Never Go Back

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
Number of Pages: 416
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Never go back—but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is a novel of action-charged suspense starring “one of the best thriller characters at work today” (Newsweek). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road. Don’t miss Lee Child’s short story “High Heat” in the back of the book. Praise for Never Go Back “A breathless cross-country spree . . . some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done . . . Child’s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, Never Go Back, may be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “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. He has a talent for taking material that in the hands of other authors would be stale and making it seem fresh. . . . Tight and compelling . . . Never Go Back is one of Child’s best novels.”—Associated Press “An adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller . . . impossible to put down.”—Lansing State Journal “The dialogue has never been sharper. . . . The pages turn themselves.”—San Antonio Express-News “For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Brilliant . . . Child never, ever slips. He keeps the action cranking better than anyone, but, best of all, he keeps us guessing about Reacher.”—Booklist (starred review) “One of the best in the series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

8. Night School

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 09, 2017
Number of Pages: 496
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Includes an excerpt from the author’s The midnight line.

9. No Middle Name

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 16, 2017
Number of Pages: 432
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child. No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females—three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.” No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble. Praise for No Middle Name “Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”—Evening Standard

10. One Shot

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 485
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Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is called in by James Barr, a man accused of a lethal sniper attack that leaves five people dead, and teams up with a young defense attorney to find an unseen enemy who is manipulating events.

11. Past Tense

by: Lee Child
Release date: Apr 30, 2019
Number of Pages: 416
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from “a superb craftsman of suspense” (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place, but it’s all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Don’t miss a sneak peek of Lee Child’s novel Blue Moon in the back of the book. Praise for Past Tense “Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.”–The New York Times Book Review “[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.”–The Atlantic “Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character’s roots, and Child’s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.”–Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) “Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.”–Booklist (starred review) “With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.”–Library Journal (starred review)

12. Personal

by: Lee Child
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 544
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A follow-up to the best-selling Never Go Back traces the fallout of game-changing events, placing Jack Reacher in a unique environment while pitting him against adversaries whose fates transform in unexpected ways. Reprint.

13. 61 Hours

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 18, 2010
Number of Pages: 400
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL • “Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Reacher books.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. . . . Chances are you’ll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish.”—Entertainment Weekly A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses. Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman he’ll risk his life to save. “Masterful . . . a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense.”—The Providence Journal “Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle. . . . This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?”—Booklist (starred review) “Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher’s next appearance.”—The Miami Herald

14. A Wanted Man

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 528
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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. 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? ‘He could take out Bond, Dirty Harry, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt with both hands tied behind his back. And then sleep with their girlfriends two at a time before getting the last bus out of town’ Sun

15. Blue Moon

by: Lee Child
Release date: Apr 28, 2020
Number of Pages: 480
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Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right. An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs. Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice…the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.

16. Die Trying

by: Lee Child
Release date: Nov 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 434
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When a woman is kidnapped, Jack Reacher’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s kidnapped with her. Now he has to save them both.

17. Gone Tomorrow

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 436
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child’s] best.”—USA Today New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t. And if you think Reacher isn’t going to get involved . . . then you don’t know Jack. Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye. “Propulsive . . . [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension.”—Los Angeles Times “A top-notch thriller.”—Booklist (starred review) “Edgy . . . thoroughly engrossing.”—The Miami Herald

18. Killing Floor

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 407
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Ex-MP Jack Reacher goes into action to find his brother’s killers after a series of brutal crimes terrorize tiny Margrave, Georgia, only to uncover the dark and deadly conspiracy concealed behind the town’s peaceful facade.

19. Make Me

by: Lee Child
Release date: Mar 29, 2016
Number of Pages: 576
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When he teams up with Michelle Chang, Jack Reacher finds himself involved in a private investigation that has turned lethal.

20. Never Go Back

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 03, 2013
Number of Pages: 416
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Never go back—but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is a novel of action-charged suspense starring “one of the best thriller characters at work today” (Newsweek). Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had. Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone. But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about. When threatened, you can run or fight. Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs. Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road. Don’t miss Lee Child’s short story “High Heat” in the back of the book. Praise for Never Go Back “A breathless cross-country spree . . . some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done . . . Child’s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, Never Go Back, may be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “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. He has a talent for taking material that in the hands of other authors would be stale and making it seem fresh. . . . Tight and compelling . . . Never Go Back is one of Child’s best novels.”—Associated Press “An adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller . . . impossible to put down.”—Lansing State Journal “The dialogue has never been sharper. . . . The pages turn themselves.”—San Antonio Express-News “For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Brilliant . . . Child never, ever slips. He keeps the action cranking better than anyone, but, best of all, he keeps us guessing about Reacher.”—Booklist (starred review) “One of the best in the series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

21. Night School

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 09, 2017
Number of Pages: 496
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Includes an excerpt from the author’s The midnight line.

22. No Middle Name

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 16, 2017
Number of Pages: 432
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child. No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females—three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.” No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble. Praise for No Middle Name “Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”—Evening Standard

23. One Shot

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 485
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Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is called in by James Barr, a man accused of a lethal sniper attack that leaves five people dead, and teams up with a young defense attorney to find an unseen enemy who is manipulating events.

24. Past Tense

by: Lee Child
Release date: Apr 30, 2019
Number of Pages: 416
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from “a superb craftsman of suspense” (Entertainment Weekly). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place, but it’s all there is. The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Don’t miss a sneak peek of Lee Child’s novel Blue Moon in the back of the book. Praise for Past Tense “Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.”–The New York Times Book Review “[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.”–The Atlantic “Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character’s roots, and Child’s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.”–Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) “Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.”–Booklist (starred review) “With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.”–Library Journal (starred review)

25. Personal

by: Lee Child
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 544
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A follow-up to the best-selling Never Go Back traces the fallout of game-changing events, placing Jack Reacher in a unique environment while pitting him against adversaries whose fates transform in unexpected ways. Reprint.

26. The Enemy

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 408
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Includes excerpt from: One shot (p. [397]-408).

27. The Sentinel

by: Lee ChildAndrew Child
Release date: Apr 27, 2021
Number of Pages: 384
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Jack Reacher is back! The “utterly addictive” (The New York Times) series continues as acclaimed author Lee Child teams up with his brother, Andrew Child, fellow thriller writer extraordinaire. “One of the many great things about Jack Reacher is that he’s larger than life while remaining relatable and believable. The Sentinel shows that two Childs are even better than one.”–James Patterson As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee. But there’s nothing pleasant about the place. In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush. “It was four against one” . . . so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolution. The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town’s data, records, information . . . and secrets. Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name. Reacher is intrigued. There’s more to the story. The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder–all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he’s up against. Rule one: if you don’t know the trouble you’re in, keep Reacher by your side.

28. Without Fail

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 401
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Hired by the Secret Service to test their shield around the new vice president of the United States, ex-military cop Jack Reacher discovers that a team of assassins is already planning a hit on the vice president.

29. Worth Dying for

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 400
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Compulsively readable.”—The Wall Street Journal “Don’t pick up [this] Jack Reacher novel if you don’t have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down. . . . Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel.”—Associated Press There’s deadly trouble in the corn county of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved, decades-old case of a missing child that Reacher can’t let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible. “A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers.”—The Washington Post “Still the thinking man’s action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room.”—The Seattle Times “This series is about as good as pop fiction gets.”—The Miami Herald

30. Nothing to Lose

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 531
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When he arrives in the small town of Despair, Colorado, Jack Reacher finds himself taking on an entire town as he searches for the truths behind its sinister connection to a brutal war that is killing Americans many miles away.

31. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Books 1-6

by: Lee Child
Release date: Dec 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 2970
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For the first time—the first six explosive novels in Lee Child’s #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher series—now together in one e-book package! He never looks for trouble… But trouble never stops looking for him. KILLING FLOOR Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher isn’t in the small town of Margrave, Georgia for less than an hour before he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not a chance in hell… DIE TRYING When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher is unlucky enough to be taken with her. They’re at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher’s female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both—from the inside out—or die trying… TRIPWIRE Reacher’s anonymity in Florida is shattered by an investigator who’s looking for him. But soon after his arrival, the man is murdered. Retracing the PI’s trail back to New York, Reacher wants to find out who was looking for him—and why. But he never expected the reasons to be so personal…or lethal. RUNNING BLIND Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no apparent motive. They are truly perfect crimes. In fact, there’s only one thing that links the victims…Jack Reacher. ECHO RUNNING Thumbing across the scorched Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is Carmen Greer. For Reacher, a lift comes with a hitch. Carmen’s got a wild story—about her husband, her family, and a hometown that’s pure gothic. She’s also got a plan for all of them. And now Reacher’s part of it… WITHOUT FAIL Skilled, cautious, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is perfect for the job: assassinate the vice president of the United States. In theory, that is. A female Secret Service agent wants Reacher to find the holes in her system, and fast—because a covert group already has the vice president in their sights. And they’ve planned for everything…except for Reacher.

32. The Midnight Line

by: Lee Child
Release date: Nov 07, 2017
Number of Pages: 384
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, “one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes” (The Washington Post). BONUS: Includes a sneak peek of Lee Child’s new novel, Past Tense. Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not? So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness. The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher. Praise for The Midnight Line “Puts Reacher just where we want him.”—The New York Times Book Review “A gem.”—Chicago Tribune “A timely, suspenseful, morally complex thriller, one of the best I’ve read this year . . . Child weaves in a passionately told history of opioids in American life. . . . Child’s outrage over it is only just barely contained.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “A perfect example of Lee Child’s talent . . . Lee Child is the master of plotting. . . . This is Child’s most emotional book to date. . . . This is not just a good story; it is a story with a purpose and a message.”—Huffington Post “I just read the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. . . . It is as good as they always are. I read every single one.”—Malcolm Gladwell

33. Echo Burning

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jun 25, 2001
Number of Pages: 576
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Jack Reacher finds trouble in Texas in the fifth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series. Thumbing across the scorched Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there. Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is Carmen Greer. For Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen’s got a wild story to tell—all about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that’s purely gothic. She’s also got a plan. Reacher’s part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.

34. Tripwire

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 29, 2007
Number of Pages: 592
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Jack Reacher hunts the hunter in the third novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series. Ex military policeman Jack Reacher is enjoying the lazy anonymity of Key West when a stranger shows up asking for him. He’s got a lot of questions. Reacher does too, especially after the guy turns up dead. The answers lead Reacher on a cold trail back to New York, to the tenuous confidence of an alluring woman, and the dangerous corners of his own past.

35. FaceOff

by: Lee ChildMichael ConnellySteve BerryLisa GardnerJeffery DeaverDennis LehaneJohn SandfordLincoln ChildJoseph FinderDouglas PrestonHeather GrahamSteve MartiniLinda FairsteinJames RollinsLinwood BarclayIan RankinRaymond KhouryM. J. RoseR.L. StineJohn LescroartPeter JamesT. Jefferson ParkerF. Paul Wilson
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 384
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In this unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s favourite crime writers bring you original, co-written short stories featuring teir much loved series characters.

36. Running Blind

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 498
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Jack Reacher searches for an elusive killer responsible for the deaths of a number of women, who have nothing in common but the fact that they once worked for the military and had known Jack, and races against time to find a murderer who leaves no trace evidence at the scene of the crime. Reissue.

37. The Affair

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 04, 2020
Number of Pages: 432
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With Reacher, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child has created “a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers” (The Washington Post). Everything starts somewhere. . . . For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A coverup. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Reacher is ordered undercover–to find out everything he can, to control the local police, and then to vanish. Reacher is a good soldier. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, he finds layers no one saw coming, and the investigation spins out of control. Local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux has a thirst for justice–and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust one another, Reacher and Deveraux reluctantly join forces. Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission, and turn him into a man to be feared. A novel of unrelenting suspense that could only come from the pen of #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, The Affair is the start of the Reacher saga, a thriller that takes Reacher–and his readers–right to the edge . . . and beyond.

38. The Hero

by: Lee Child
Release date: Nov 26, 2019
Number of Pages: 96
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WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD… ‘It’s Lee Child. Why would you not read it?’ Karin Slaughter ‘I don’t know another author so skilled at making me turn the page’ The Times

39. Second Son: A Jack Reacher Story

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 15, 2011
Number of Pages: 40
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In this new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, available exclusively as an eBook, a young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn. Okinawa, 1974. Even at thirteen, Jack Reacher knows how to outwit and overpower anyone who stands in his way. And as the new kid in town, that’s pretty much everyone. His family has come to the Pacific with his father, who’s preparing for a top-secret Marine Corps operation. After receiving a rude welcome from the local military brats, Reacher and his older brother, Joe, intend to teach them a lesson they won’t forget. But it’s soon clear that there’s more at stake than pride. When his family’s future appears to come crumbling down, it’s the youngest Reacher who rises to the occasion with all the decisive cunning and bravura that will one day be his deadly trademark. Second Son also includes a thrilling excerpt from Lee Child’s forthcoming novel, The Affair.

40. Jack Reacher

by: Lee Child
Release date: Nov 06, 2012
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Collects three Jack Reacher novels, including “Killing Floor,” in which Jack finds himself in Georgia, where he is arrested for murder; after being released, he helps investigate a conspiracy that stretches through the small town.

41. Persuader

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 484
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Jack Reacher takes an undercover assignment to investigate the disappearance of a federal agent from the home of a notorious drug dealer, but Reacher soon discovers that the dealer has ties to a man from his own past.

42. High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 06, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Thriller master Lee Child returns with an exclusive eBook novella. In the midst of a savage heat wave and an infamous murder spree, a blackout awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps—and a young Jack Reacher takes action as only he can. Don’t miss the exciting preview of Lee Child’s highly anticipated Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back! July 1977. Jack Reacher is almost seventeen, and he stops in New York City on the way to visit his brother at West Point. The summer heat is suffocating, the city is bankrupt, and the mad gunman known as Son of Sam is still on the loose. Reacher meets a woman with a problem, and agrees to help her . . . but then the power grid fails and the lights go out, plunging the lawless city into chaos. What does a visiting teenager do in the dark? If that visiting teenager is Jack Reacher, the answer is plenty. Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels “Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly “Like his hero, Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps.”—Associated Press “The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.”—The Miami Herald “One of the best thriller characters at work today.”—Newsweek “Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was.”—Esquire “Widely admired by other writers as a master craftsman of action thrillers.”—The Wall Street Journal

43. The Hard Way

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 477
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Jack Reacher comes to the aid of Edward Lane, the head of an illegal soldiers-for-hire operation, who enlists Reacher’s assistance to find and stop a kidnapper who has abducted Lane’s wife and child.

44. Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jul 16, 2012
Number of Pages: 46
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In thriller master Lee Child’s exclusive eBook short story, Jack Reacher must track down a spy in soldier’s clothing—by matching wits with four formidable females. Three are clean—but the fourth may prove fatal. Includes a thrilling preview of Lee Child’s hotly anticipated Jack Reacher novel, A Wanted Man! Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., Reacher is sent undercover. The assignment that awaits him: The army is meeting with its Capitol Hill paymasters for classified talks on a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces. But vital details about the weapon are leaking—straight from the Capitol and probably into the hands of unidentified foreign arms dealers. The prospect of any and every terrorist, mercenary, or dictator’s militia getting their hands on the latest superior firepower is unthinkable. That’s where Reacher comes in. His task: infiltrate the top-secret proceedings and smoke out the mole. His target: a quartet of high-powered Army political liaison officers—all of them fast-track women on their way to the top. According to his bosses, it’s a zero-danger mission. No need to draw a gun . . . just chat over drinks. But Reacher knows that things are rarely what they seem. And he’s learned the hard way never to underestimate an opponent. Or four. Lessons that will come in handy when he starts digging for the truth—and gets his hands a lot dirtier than he expected. “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly “The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

45. Bad Luck and Trouble

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 477
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When a man is killed by being thrown from a helicopter high over the California desert, Jack Reacher discovers that someone is targeting his old friends and teammates and he launches a personal campaign to end the conspiracy.

46. The Visitor

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 509
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“Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. oth were army high-flyers. Both were aquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they’re both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. pparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.”

47. Better Off Dead

by: Lee ChildAndrew Child
Release date: Oct 26, 2021
Number of Pages: 400
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Jack Reacher is back in the brand-new, page-turning thriller from acclaimed #1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child. Reacher isn’t one to back down from a fight. And when a shadowy crew raises the stakes, he won’t hesitate to teach them a lesson: When you pick a fight with Reacher, you’re better off dead.

48. The Essential Jack Reacher, Volume 2, 6-Book Bundle

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jul 14, 2015
Number of Pages: 2416
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Six of the latest explosive thrillers featuring Jack Reacher—hailed 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 moment—a 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

49. Reacher’s Rules

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 160
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A compilation of advice, wisdom, and facts from the Jack Reacher series of novels

50. Too Much Time

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jul 02, 2018
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Roughly one significant crime is committed in the US every three seconds. So it’s not unlikely to find yourself witnessing one. Jack Reacher is minding his own business in a town in Maine when he sees a youth snatching a woman’s bag, and, like a good citizen, steps in to stop him. Politely invited by the cops to act as a witness, will Reacher be treated as the perfect patsy for a crime he didn’t commit? Too Much Time is a new novella which sees Jack Reacher, hero of no fixed abode, finding himself on the wrong side of the law. It is also available in No Middle Name, the complete Jack Reacher short story collection.

51. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

by: Lee Child
Release date: Sep 02, 2014
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Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and 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 Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he’s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 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-crosses—and 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 Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack 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 “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 From the Hardcover edition. Review Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack 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 “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** About the Author Lee Child is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, nine of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

53. First Thrills: Volume 1

by: Lee ChildMichael PalmerDaniel James PalmerKaren DionneJ. T. EllisonRyan BrownRip GerberSean Michael Bailey
Release date: Jun 07, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and the International Thriller Writers, Inc. present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. From small-town crime stories to sweeping global conspiracies, this is a cross section of today’s hottest thriller-writing talent. This original collection is now split into four e-book volumes, packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem! First Thrills: Volume 1 contains stories six original stories by: Lee Child Michael Palmer and Daniel James Palmer Karen Dionne J.T. Ellison Ryan Brown Rip Gerber Sean Michael Bailey At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

55. Faking a Murderer

by: Kathy ReichsLee Child
Release date: Jul 23, 2019
Number of Pages: 46
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Jack Reacher walked out of the Baltimore bust depot into a world of frozen streets and dirty snow… In this short story from the thrilling anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Kathy Reichs and Lee Child—along with their popular series characters Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher—team up for the first time ever.

56. Love Is Murder

by: Lee ChildSherrilyn KenyonAllison BrennanHeather Graham
Release date: Feb 26, 2013
Number of Pages: 736
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An anthology of thirty tales of romantic suspense includes contributions from Lee Child, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Andrea Kane, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Carla Neggers, and William Simon.

58. The Christmas Scorpion

by: Lee Child
Release date: Oct 01, 2018
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This short read (20 pages) is perfect for a coffee break and includes the first three chapters from Lee Child’s new thriller – Past Tense. Jack Reacher likes to head south for the winter, to stay warm: so just before Christmas he arrives in a small town in Southern California. But the weather there is not warm and dry, as it’s supposed to be: he arrives in a freak blizzard. Reacher finds refuge in a snowed-in roadhouse with four other strangers stranded by the storm. Two of them are British military police, separated by the weather from the VIP they are detailed to protect. Can Reacher help them find their guy, or will an undercover assassin find him first?

62. James Penney’s New Identity

by: Lee Child
Release date: Oct 14, 2019
Number of Pages: 400
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Before Jack Reacher became the seminal, nomadic hero he is today and #1 New York Times bestselling writer Lee Child reached his current iconic literary stature, there was James Penney, who we meet in this intense Thriller Short. Originally published in THRILLER: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, edited by James Patterson, in 2006. Penney was originally envisioned as a character in Child’s second Jack Reacher tale, Die Trying. Though an interesting character, Penney was ultimately excised during the editing process and readers didn’t have the pleasure of meeting him. Now he’s been resurrected in a tale that features a brief glimpse of Jack Reacher’s early career. Don’t miss this heart-pumping tale of suspense!

65. I Heard a Romantic Story

by: Lee Child
Release date: Feb 01, 2018
Number of Pages: 400
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Discover heart-racing intrigue in this Thriller Short of romantic suspense. Originally published in LOVE IS MURDER (2013), edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown. In this Thriller Short, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child shows that not every romance ends happily, not even when the story involves a prince. Sometimes the story ends with a bang, the kind that can be deadly. Don’t miss any of these Thriller Shorts from Love Is Murder: Diamond Drop by Roxanne St. Claire Cold Moonlight by Carla Neggers Poisoned by Beverly Barton Speechless by Robert Browne Lockdown by Andrea Kane Spider’s Tango by William Simon Night Heat by Laura Griffin B.A.D. Mission by Sherrilyn Kenyon Deadly Fixation by Dianna Love Hot Note by Patricia Rosemoor Last Shot by Jon Land & Jeff Ayers Grave Danger by Heather Graham Without Mercy by Mariah Stewart Even Steven by D.P. Lyle Dying to Score by Cindy Gerard The Number of Man by J.T. Ellison Hard Drive by Bill Floyd After Hours by William Bernhardt Blood In, Blood Out by Brenda Novak Wed to Death by Vicki Hinze The Honeymoon by Julie Kenner Execution Dock by James Macomber In Atlantis by Alexandra Sokoloff Break Even by Pamela Callow Dirty Down Low by Debra Webb Broken Hallelujah by Toni McGee Causey Holding Mercy by Lori Armstrong Vacation Interrupted by Allison Brennan I Heard a Romantic Story by Lee Child

69. Personal (Jack Reacher 19)

by: Lee Child
Release date: Aug 27, 2014
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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 an ebook.

70. Penguin Readers Level 4: Killing Floor (ELT Graded Reader)

by: Lee Child
Release date: May 06, 2021
Number of Pages: 80
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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series. Please note that the eBook edition does NOT include access to the audio edition and digital book. Written for learners of English as a foreign language, each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers’ story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Killing Floor, a Level 4 Reader, is A2+ in the CEFR framework. The text is made up of sentences with up to three clauses, introducing more complex uses of present perfect simple, passives, phrasal verbs and simple relative clauses. It is well supported by illustrations, which appear regularly. Reacher was a soldier, and then he was in the military police. But now he is traveling the United States of America with nothing much to do. Then one morning, he is arrested – for murder! Visit the Penguin Readers website Register to access online resources including tests, worksheets and answer keys. Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock a digital book and audio edition (not available with the eBook).

71. Cleaning the Gold

by: Karin SlaughterLee Child
Release date: May 09, 2019
Number of Pages: 96
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THE NEW SHORT STORY FROM KARIN SLAUGHTER AND LEE CHILD! Jack Reacher and Will Trent Twice the action. Twice the drama. Double the trouble. Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a twenty-two-year-old murder. His suspect’s name: Jack Reacher. Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. Except now Will Trent is on the scene. But there’s a bigger conspiracy at play – one that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could have anticipated. And the only option is for Jack Reacher and Will Trent to team up and play nicely. If they can…

72. Thriller: Stories To Keep You Up All Night

by: Heather GrahamAlex KavaLee ChildJames GrippandoJ. A. KonrathJames Siegel
Release date: Jun 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 400
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Featuring North America’s foremost thriller authors, Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are thirty-two of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify. Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers and be prepared for Thriller to keep you up all night.

74. An Enquiry Into the Conduct of General Putnam, in Relation to the Battle of Bunker, Or Breed’s Hill

by: David Lee Child
Number of Pages: 58
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“That part of the work before us which relates to the conduct of Gen. Israel Putnam at the Battle of Bunker Hill, of which it professes to be a history, is what we and the public are at present most concerned in. We are neither friends nor enemies to any one of the persons, who have been conspicuous in the controversy upon this subject. We have no motive but the love of truth. We expect no reward but the satisfaction of discovering and proclaiming it. Our first and principal object will be to settle the question whether Gen. Putnam was in the Battle of Bunker or Breed’s Hill. The second and minor object will be to ascertain what credit ought to be attached to the ‘Sketch’–P. [5].

75. The Essential Jack Reacher 10-Book Bundle

by: Lee Child
Release date: Jun 25, 2012
Number of Pages: 5104
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Jack Reacher is the most compelling hero in action and suspense today—hailed by Stephen King as “the coolest continuing series character now on offer” and a household name for legions of fans who can’t get enough of Lee Child’s #1 bestsellers. “The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times 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 moment—a cool-headed righter of wrongs who can’t let the bad guys get away with anything. This addictive eBook bundle features ten 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 61 HOURS WORTH DYING FOR THE AFFAIR And don’t miss the preview of A Wanted Man! “Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly “Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps.”—Associated Press “Lee Child [is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction.”—Los Angeles Times

78. The Empty Copper Sea

by: John Dann MacDonaldLee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 269
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When Hub Lawless falls overboard off the Florida coast, it’s called drowning. But no one quite believes it. Not Travis McGee, whose boat is blamed for the mishap. Not the insurance company, with whom Lawless had a two million dollar policy. And not Hub’s wife, Julie, whose ESP has convinced her that he is dead, but not from drowning. It’s all a messy business — and McGee is called upon to sort out all the contradictions and find the truth.

79. Inherit the Dead

by: Mark BillinghamLee ChildLawrence BlockC. J. BoxKen BruenAlafair Burke
Release date: Jun 24, 2014
Number of Pages: 304
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Twenty masters of suspense join forces to present one gripping mystery that follows a one-time NYPD homicide cop as he, hired by a wealthy Upper East Side matron to find her daughter, discovers that there is much more to this story during a bitterly cold winter where everyone has something to hide. Reprint.

80. Vengeance

by: Lee Child
Release date: Dec 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 300
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When a different kind of justice is needed – swift, effective, and personal – a new type of avenger must take action. Edited and with an introduction by Lee Child, a new collection of stories which reveals the shocking consequences when men and women take the law into their own hands. Vengeance features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today’s brightest rising talents. The heroes in these stories include a cop who’s seen too much, a woman who has been pushed too far, or just an ordinary person doing what the law will not. Some call them vigilantes, others claim they are just another brand of criminal…

81. The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

by: John Dann MacDonaldLee Child
Release date: Jan 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 319
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From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. He had done a big favor for her husband, then for the lady herself. Now she’s dead, and Travis McGee finds that Helena Pearson Trescott had one last request of him: to find out why her beautiful daughter Maureen keeps trying to kill herself. But what can a devil-may-care beach bum do for a young troubled mind? “The Travis McGee novels are among the finest works of fiction ever penned by an American author.”—Jonathan Kellerman McGee makes his way to the prosperous town of Fort Courtney, Florida, where he realizes pretty quickly that something’s just not right. Not only has Maureen’s doctor killed herself, but a string of murders and suicides are piling up—and no one seems to have any answers. Just when it seems that things can’t get any stranger, McGee becomes the lead suspect in the murder of a local nurse. As if Maureen didn’t have enough problems, the man on a mission to save her will have to save himself first—before time runs out. Features a new Introduction by Lee Child

82. MatchUp

by: Lee ChildSandra BrownC. J. BoxVal McdermidPeter JamesKathy ReichsDiana GabaldonSteve BerryGayle LyndsDavid MorrellKarin SlaughterMichael KorytaCharlaine HarrisAndrew GrossLisa JacksonJohn SandfordLara AdrianChristopher RiceLisa ScottolineNelson DeMilleJ.A. JanceEric Van Lustbader
Release date: Jun 05, 2018
Number of Pages: 464
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This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twenty-two internationally bestselling writers in “a must-read for fans of the thriller genre. Very rarely does this kind of star power assemble for one anthology, and each story delivers the goods” (The Real Book Spy). The incredible follow-up to FaceOff features twenty-two of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers pairing their series characters in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. “Think Dancing With the Stars, but with mysteries” (Booklist) as eleven of the world’s best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Kathy Reichs to Charlaine Harris are paired with eleven of the world’s best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille, among others. “This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone’s liking” (Kirkus Reviews). In these innovative stories, their beloved protagonists, Lee Coburn, Joe Pickett, and Jack Reacher—just to name a few—team up to unnerve and satisfy thriller fans worldwide. All of the contributors are ITW members, and the project is edited by ITW member and #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child. The lineup includes: Sandra Brown’s Lee Coburn vs. C. J. Box’s Joe Pickett Val McDermid’s Tony Hill vs. Peter James’s Roy Grace Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan vs. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser vs. Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Gayle Lynds’s Liz Sansborough vs. David Morrell’s Rambo Karin Slaughter’s Jeffrey Tolliver vs. Michael Koryta’s Joe Pritchard Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly vs. Andrew Gross’s Ty Hauck Lisa Jackson’s Regan Pescoli vs. John Sandford’s Virgil Flower Lara Adrian’s Lucan Thorne vs. Christopher Rice’s Lilliane Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato vs. Nelson DeMille’s John Corey J.A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds vs. Eric Van Lustbader’s Bravo Shaw

83. It Occurs to Me That I Am America

by: Richard RussoJoyce Carol OatesNeil GaimanLee ChildMary Higgins Clark
Release date: Jan 16, 2018
Number of Pages: 400
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In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women’s March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors—including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child—with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen. When Donald Trump claimed victory last November, the US literary world erupted in indignation. Many of America’s leading writers and artists openly resist the current administration’s dogma and earliest policy moves, and they’re not about to go gently into that good night. In It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art, more than thirty of the most acclaimed modern writers consider the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy—through fiction. Featuring artwork by some of today’s best known artists, cartoonists, and graphic novelists—including Art Spiegelman, Roz Chast, Marilyn Minter, and Eric Fischl—who cover political, social, and cultural issues, this anthology is a beautiful, enduring collection that will resonate with anyone concerned with the contest for our American soul.

84. Match Up

by: Andrew GrossDavid MorrellCharlaine HarrisKarin SlaughterLee ChildLisa ScottolineDiana GabaldonVal McDermidKathy ReichsC. J. BoxLara AdrianMichael KortyaLisa JacksonNelson DeMilleSteve BerryGayle LyndsPeter JamesJ. A. JanceChristopher RiceJohn SandfordEric Van Lustbader
Release date: Dec 27, 2017
Number of Pages: 464
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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER … Lee Child’s Jack Reacher will team up with Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer. Val McDermid’s Tony Hill and Carol Jordan work with Peter James’s Roy Grace on a very unusual murder case. These are just some of the never-before-seen pairings in Match Up – a brand new collaboration between the world’s famous crime writers. Edited be international bestseller Lee Child, this exclusive page-turning anthology promises the same thrills and chills brought to you by the previous collection, Face Off. Read on for the full list of author and character pairings: Diana Gabaldon’s Claire Randall Fraser + Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato + Nelson DeMille’s John Corey Sandra Brown’s Lee Coburn + C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan + Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Val McDermid’s Tony Hill + Peter James’s Roy Grace Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly + Andrew Gross’s Ty Hauck Gayle Lynds’s Liz Sansborough + David Morrell’s Rambo Karin Slaughter’s Jeffrey Tolliver + Michael Koryta’s Lincoln Perry Lara Adrian’s Lucan Thorne + Christopher Rice J.A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds + Eric Van Lustbader’s Bravo Shaw Lisa Jackson’s Regan Pescoli + John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport

85. Speaking of Work

by: Jonathan AmesLee ChildBilly CollinsSloane CrosleyJoshua FerrisJonathan Safran FoerRoxane GayValeria LuiselliAlain MabanckouAimee MannJonathan CoultonJoyce Carol OatesGary Shteyngart
Release date: Oct 27, 2017
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Lee Child’s street corner. Gary Shteyngart’s bed. Joyce Carol Oates’s classroom. Roxane Gay’s dream house. Billy Collins’s New York City. Aimee Mann and Jonathan Coulton’s kitchen. Valeria Luiselli’s writing desk. Sloane Crosley’s conference call. Alain Mabanckou’s Department of Human Resources. Jonathan Ames’s shrink’s office. Jonathan Safran Foer’s Genius Bar. Joshua Ferris’s America.What do these places have in common? More than might initially meet the eye. They’re the spaces¿real or imagined¿where thirteen remarkably talented and original voices do their work. These writers, poets, and singer-songwriters come together to give us a guided tour through the places that inspire them. There’s mystery here. Dark confessions. Office crushes. Tales of deals made, careers built and broken, and the love and dread and hope of being at work.Everyone works someplace. This group of authors has created a place that is by turns hilarious, illuminating, shocking, wonderful. It might make you cry. It will certainly make you laugh. And you might never see your own office in the same (fluorescent?) light again.

86. First Thrills

by: Lee Child
Release date: Feb 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 300
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12 LITERARY LEGENDS 13 RISING STARS 1 MUST-HAVE COLLECTION OF FIRST THRILLS Con men and killers, aliens and zombies, priests and soldiers, just some of the characters that thrill and kill in this compelling collection of gun-toting, double-crossing, back-stabbing, pulse-pounding stories. Jeffery Deaver investigates the suspicious death of a crime-writer in “The Plot”; Karin Slaughter’s grieving widow takes revenge on her dying ex-husband in “Cold Heart”, Stephen Coonts discovers a flying saucer in the depths of the ocean in “Savage Planet” and John Lescroart’s secret field agent finds himself caught up in a complex game of cat-and-mouse in “The Gato Conundrum”. Handpicked by world number one Lee Child, celebrity authors and stars of the future are brought together, writing brand-new stories, especially commissioned for this must-have collection. Whether you’re reading today’s bestseller or tomorrow’s phenomenon, grisly horror or paranoia thriller, historical suspense or supernatural crime, one thing is for certain. You’ll be thrilled to the core.

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