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Jack Reacher: Book 14

by Lee Child

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2014

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Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise.

GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFE

HOUR SIXTY-ONE
Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.

HOUR THIRTY-ONE
A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she's going to live to testify, she'll need help from a man like Reacher.Because there's a killercoming for her.

HOUR ZERO
Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.

ISBN:
9780553825565
9780553825565
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2014
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
528
Dimensions (mm):
198x127x31mm
Weight:
0.36kg
Lee Child

Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended.

He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theatre he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker.

But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new instalment.

Lee has three homes - an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever air-plane cabin he happens to be in while travelling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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Customer Reviews

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  • 61 Hours - Lee Child

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    Typical Jack Reacher story, but you have to be a bit disappointed when the people he's trying to look after all get killed, but he works it out after the event. The person responsible is summarily shot, not punished and the 'bad guy' was going to get it anyway without Jack Reacher's intervention.



    A good easy read, but a bit disappointing compared to some of the others.