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The Hard Wayby Lee Child
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In Lee Child's astonishing new thriller, ex-military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he's thrust into an explosive situation that's about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth — and save two innocent lives — is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way...
Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he'll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance — because Reacher is the best manhunter in the world.
On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer's past...and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He's beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he's already in way too deep to stop now.
"Like all the best thrillers, this one is about more than pace: yes, the narrative propels you forward with a locomotive's thrust, but Child never loses sight of the small detail or the human fabric..." Booklist (Starred Review)
"[Child] shows again his mastery of the thriller....Tension builds through the plot twists to another riveting finish." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"[A] slick, swift, sexy thriller....Quintessential Child — preposterous as always, but oh, how those pages keep turning." Kirkus Reviews
"[A]n almost perfect balance between police procedural and tactical military thriller....And while there's no denying that the Reacher books are formulaic masculine fantasies, it seems pointless to fault a concoction composed of such electrifying elements. (Grade: B+)" Entertainment Weekly
"Reading Mr. Child is not only a mentally transporting experience but also, at times, a physical one. Don't be surprised to find your hand replicating the finger movements that tip off Reacher to a keypad matrix's four-digit combination." Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"The Hard Way, Lee Child's latest Reacher novel, is icing on the cake for his legions of fans....
"[A] breathless, well-paced thriller that will satisfy die-hard fans and newcomers. If Child keeps investing his series with this sort of energy, it's hard to imagine it running out of steam anytime soon." Denver Post
"Unlike most series that last this long, Child keeps pushing himself to accomplish new and better things, and it really shows in...The Hard Way. The last several books in the series have all been excellent, but the latest is his best yet." Philadelphia Inquirer
In Lee Child's new thriller, ex-military cop Jack Reacher sees more than most people would . . . and because of that, he's thrust into an explosive situation that's about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth--and save two innocent lives--is to do it the way Reacher does it best: the hard way.
About the Author
Lee Child is the author of ten Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, and One Shot, which has been optioned for a major motion picture by Paramount Pictures. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. A native of England and former television writer, Lee Child lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next Jack Reacher thriller. Visit the author's website at www.LeeChild.com.
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