Synopses & Reviews
Live Wire is a story as timely as it is unpredictable, drawing readers into a scandal that starts onlineand explodes from there
When former tennis star Suzze T and her rock star husband, Lex, encounter an anonymous Facebook post questioning the paternity of their unborn child, Lex runs off. Suzze, who is eight months pregnant, asks their agent, Myron Bolitar, to save her marriageand perhaps her husbands life. But when Myron finds Lex, he also finds someone he wasnt looking for: his sister-in-law, Kitty, who, along with Myrons brother, abandoned the Bolitar family long ago.
As Myron races to locate his missing brother while their father clings to life, he must face the lies that led to the estrangementincluding the ones told by Myron himself....
“Tough, elegant, and thoughtful.”—Robert B. Parker
“A riveting thriller, brought to life with well-observed detail and paced with taut, evocative prose. It’s a winner.”—Greg Iles
“A thoroughly engrossing tale told by an author who doesn’t miss a beat.” —Rocky Mountain News
“Child presents his tense, action-packed adventure in vivid prose, as lean and capable as his central character. Jack Reacher is not merely a terrific hero; he sets a new standard.”—Tom Savage
“Opens with a bang.”—Chicago Tribune
“A literate scenario-cum-thriller.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Lee Child’s knowledge of the modern military and its combat tactics amazed me. A chilling and all-too realistic story, and a damn good book.”—Steve Thayer
“[A] redoubtable yet romantic hero…[a] fast-paced misadventure...Cunning and explosive, it's a thumping good read.”—Time Out
“Furiously suspenseful.”—Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Killing Floor
A People Magazine “Page-Turner”
A Barry Award winner
An Anthony Award winner
“All [Jack Reacher novels] are ripping yarns, but.... Killing Floor wins awards for Best Corrupt Southern Town in a Summer Novel and Best Exploding Warehouse.”—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“Combines high suspense with almost nonstop action. Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero: tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable.”—People
“Great style and careful plotting. The violence is brutal… depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense.”—The New York Times
“A complex thriller with layer upon layer of mystery and violence and intrigue…A long unsettling trip that leaves your brain buzzing and your stomach knotted. The author pens nightmarish images as casually as an ordinary writer would dot an ‘i’ or cross a ‘t’.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A tough, compelling thriller with characters who jump off the page.”—Houston Chronicle
“Violent and visceral…A cut above…Reacher is as tough as he is resourceful. An exciting, edge-of-the-chair account. Compelling and relentlessly suspenseful.”—The Denver Post
“Some novelists can write top-notch action and some can create compelling mysteries, yet it’s rare to find both of those skills displayed in a single book. Lee Child’s Killing Floor is one of them. But not content with writing a rip-roaring thriller, Child also gives us one of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction: Jack Reacher. And throws in Southern atmosphere to die for. Here’s to more of the same.”—Jeffery Deaver
“A big, rangy plot, menace as palpable as a ticking bomb, and enough battered corpses to make an undertaker grin.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcana about currency and counterfeiting…[A] taut and tough-minded first novel.”—Publishers Weekly
“I love the larger-than-life hero, Jack Reacher. I grew up a fan of John Wayne’s and Clint Eastwood’s movies, and it’s great to see a man of their stature back in business. Lee Child grabs you with the first line and never loosens his grip. Killing Floor is a terrific ride.”—Nevada Barr
“This is a kick-ass first novel by the very talented Lee Child. Hero Jack Reacher has presence and dimension—a man you definitely want on your side. Child has a sure touch and a strong voice. Definitely a talent to watch.”—Lynn S. Hightower, author of High Water
“A master storyteller.”—New York Times
Bestselling Author Luanne Rice
“Quite simply, Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors. His books have it all: nail-biting suspense, roller-coaster plots, relevant social issues, and pitch-perfect characters.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah
“Rich and compelling.”—The Associated Press
“Mr. Coben spares his reader no emotional extreme...a fast-moving action tale.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Live Wire is a stunning achievement in all respects—everything a thriller, and a novel, is supposed to be.”—The Providence Journal
“Delivers a deceptively complex plot and illustrates why Myron is such an intriguing character…Coben…deftly shows that he has more stories to tell about his long-running character.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“One of Cobens most exciting and multidimensional tales yet…Gripping.”—The Columbus Dispatch
Jack Reacher's gallant attempt to help a woman with an ungainly load of dry cleaning leads to kidnapping and murder in this classic Lee Childs tale, now available in trade paperback.
In this riveting thriller Reacher must foil a kidnapping from the inside out.
When a mysterious woman is kidnapped by a politically motivated fringe group and taken to their compound, Jack Reacher must help her escape with her life—from the inside out...
The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People)
who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.
Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander when he witnesses a woman kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight. In the wrong place at the wrong time, he’s kidnapped with her. Chained together, locked in the back of a stifling van, and racing across America to an unknown destination for an unknown purpose, they’re at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because this mysterious woman is worth more than Reacher ever suspected. Now he has to save them both—from the inside out—or die trying…
INTRODUCING JACK REACHER
The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.
See Jack Reacher now in his first major motion picture.
When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher’s in the wrong place at the wrong time. He’s kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, 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…
About the Author
LEE CHILD is a #1 bestselling author worldwide. His debut novel, Killing Floor
, won two awards for best first mystery and was nominated for two more. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have been sold in ninety-five countries. The movie franchise stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Child, a native of England, is a former television director. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next Jack Reacher thriller. He can be contacted through his website.