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Nothing to Lose: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels #12)

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ISBN13: 9780385340564
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Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher — a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose — goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

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.

Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.

Review:

"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)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"What is it that makes these action-fantasies so satisfying?...[T]he action is so grounded in everyday details that instead of laughing it all off as silly, we find ourselves responding on a deeply emotional, archetypal level." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Child's 12th thriller may be formulaic and predictable, but Jack Reacher fans have always liked that about Child's novels. Recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Mr. Child's steepest feat of escalation thus far....These elements work amazingly well in Nothing to Lose, but the author ought not press his luck. His plotting can't get much more ambitious without leaving credibility and sanity behind." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"When, single-handedly, Reacher takes out eight huskies in a bar-room brawl, a million plus fans will grin happily, knowing that all's right with the action-lit world." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee when he stops in a small town in Colorado. What he gets is big trouble. In Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher — a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose — goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

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About the Author

Lee Child is the author of twelve Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, and Bad Luck and Trouble. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero Awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City, where he is at work on his thirteenth Jack Reacher thriller.

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binalyn, August 16, 2008 (view all comments by binalyn)
This is the worse of the series.

I have been a Jack Reacher from the beginning but this book was such a let down for me.

I normally can read a Reacher novel in 2 days ...but this took me a week...I was determined to finish it.

I can't recommend this book but I do recommend this series.
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Dr. Rico, July 29, 2008 (view all comments by Dr. Rico)
I'm a huge fan of Child and Reacher (see my review of "Bad Luck and Trouble"). But this is the first time I've felt that Child has done anything other than outdo himself. Fans will like it fine, but it lacks the suspense-in-overdrive of most other books in the series. Still, even a subpar Reacher novel is better than most suspense novels.
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pland, April 14, 2008 (view all comments by pland)
As usual I read this straight through. the plot isn't as involving as I expect from Child. Reacher is his usual moral-butt-kicking self, and for a Brit, Lee Child still has a good feel for the arcane details of Americana; but there are fewer plot turns than usual, and the ending is only believable if one is willing to believe wrong numbers never happen. The story feels as if it was written in reverse. There's little drive and less urgency.
If this had been the first Child/Reacher joint I'd been exposed to, I doubt I would have read any others. For fans only.
note -- having read the other 12 in their American editions, it was interesting to read the UK printing, with its "tyres" and "kerbs". I expect the domestic edition will see the Anglican minister reborn as an Episcopalian.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385340564
Author:
Child, Lee
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Jack Reacher Novels
Publication Date:
June 3, 2008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.4 x 1.3 in 1.35 lb

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Product details 416 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385340564 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "What is it that makes these action-fantasies so satisfying?...[T]he action is so grounded in everyday details that instead of laughing it all off as silly, we find ourselves responding on a deeply emotional, archetypal level."
"Review" by , "Child's 12th thriller may be formulaic and predictable, but Jack Reacher fans have always liked that about Child's novels. Recommended."
"Review" by , "Mr. Child's steepest feat of escalation thus far....These elements work amazingly well in Nothing to Lose, but the author ought not press his luck. His plotting can't get much more ambitious without leaving credibility and sanity behind."
"Review" by , "When, single-handedly, Reacher takes out eight huskies in a bar-room brawl, a million plus fans will grin happily, knowing that all's right with the action-lit world."
"Synopsis" by , All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee when he stops in a small town in Colorado. What he gets is big trouble. In Child's electrifying new novel, Reacher — a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose — goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.
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