Synopses & Reviews
The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People)
who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.
Thumbing across the scorched west Texas desert, loner 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 pretty Carmen Greer. But for Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen’s got a story to tell, and it’s a wild one. All about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that’s pure Gothic. She’s also got a plan. Jack Reacher’s part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.
"As sweltering as the El Paso sun."—PEOPLE
"Smashingly suspenseful."—KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
"[A] rip-roaring thriller."—ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS
“The best mystery I have read all year.”—The Boston Globe
“A real dyed-in-the-wool hero…with a wicked sense of right and wrong. A story you can sink your teeth into.”—The Denver Post
“As sweltering as the El Paso sun…bottom line: jalapeno-hot suspense.”—People
“Constantly escalating tension and a host of sinister villains…a Texas version of Deliverance. Child is a vigorous storyteller, gradually building the suspense to almost unbearable levels.”—The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Smashingly suspenseful…The kind of daylight-noir setting that Jim Thompson loved. Child builds tension to unbearable extremes.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An explosive nail-biting climax.”—Library Journal
Loner Jack Reacher returns in this follow-up to "Running Blind, " thumbing his way through the west Texas desert. He's picked up by Carmen Greer, a troubled beauty with a story to tell. She tells him about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that is pure gothic. Carmen also has a plan, and Reacher soon becomes a part of it.
Loner Jack Reacher returns, thumbing his way through the west Texas desert. He's picked up by Carmen Greer, a troubled beauty with a story to tell and a plan Reacher soon becomes a part of.
Thumbing across the west Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go. Cruising the same stretch of blacktop is Carmen Greer. But the lift comes with a hitch. She's got a wild story to tell--about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's pure Gothic.
Loner Jack Reacher gets a lift from seductive Carmen Greer, but it comes with a few hitches: a dangerous husband, a small town with secrets, and a plan. Now Reacher's part of it, and before the sun sets, the ride could cost Jack and Carmen their lives.
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.