Now filmed as the blockbuster movie 'Jack Reacher', starring Tom Cruise.
Six shots. Five dead.
A heartland city thrown into terror. But within hours the cops have it solved. A slam-dunk case. Apart from one thing. The accused gunman refuses to talk except for a single phrase: Get Jack Reacher for me.
Reacher lives off the grid. He's not looking for trouble. But sometimes trouble looks for him. What could connect the ex-military cop to this psychopathic killer?
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The thing about Lee Child's books is that you can't put the damn things down - Independent on Sunday
Child's strengths are fast-moving dialogue and gripping action sequences ... The excitement lasts from the first to the final page - Evening Standard
The Jack Reacher series of thrillers...are all hugely exciting, and knowledgeable about weapons and technology. They exude a powerful sense of right and wrong ... We've seen him as a right of wrongs and always as God's gift to women - Literary Review
Lee Child is often mistaken for a US writer, so skilfully and enthusiastically has he embraced the idiom of the American thriller ... One of the genre's finest practitioners - Independent
Reacher sees justice done while kicking commendable amounts of ass ... Intricate plotting makes for an engrossing read - Arena
First-rate thriller, with the imperturbable Reacher meting out his brand of justice to the villains - Sunday Telegraph
Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.