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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.

Review:

"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)

Review:

"[Child] shows again his mastery of the thriller....Tension builds through the plot twists to another riveting finish." Library Journal (Starred Review)

Review:

"[A] slick, swift, sexy thriller....Quintessential Child — preposterous as always, but oh, how those pages keep turning." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[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

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"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

Review:

"The Hard Way, Lee Child's latest Reacher novel, is icing on the cake for his legions of fans....[E]ngrossing from the first coffee to the last bullet fired." Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"[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

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

In Lee Childs astonishing new thriller, ex-military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, hes thrust into an explosive situation thats 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 hell turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance—because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employers past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. Hes beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: hes already in way too deep to stop now.

Synopsis:

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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writermala, February 1, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
I'm not a big thriller fan but Lee Child somehow struck a chord in me with this Jack Reacher novel.The characters are amazingly vivid and the plot though sensational is starkly believable. If one can get over the gory details the book is a page turner.

Child is a wonderful story-teller and in Reacher he has a remarkable hero.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385336697
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Subject:
Mercenary troops
Author:
Child, Lee
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Jack Reacher Novels
Publication Date:
May 16, 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 1.3 in 1.4 lb

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Product details 384 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385336697 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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..."
"Review" by , "[Child] shows again his mastery of the thriller....Tension builds through the plot twists to another riveting finish."
"Review" by , "[A] slick, swift, sexy thriller....Quintessential Child — preposterous as always, but oh, how those pages keep turning."
"Review" by , "[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+)"
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "The Hard Way, Lee Child's latest Reacher novel, is icing on the cake for his legions of fans....[E]ngrossing from the first coffee to the last bullet fired."
"Review" by , "[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."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , In Lee Childs astonishing new thriller, ex-military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, hes thrust into an explosive situation thats 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 hell turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance—because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employers past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. Hes beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: hes already in way too deep to stop now.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
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