Nothing To Lose

Nothing To Lose

Jack Reacher: Book 12

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.

From Hope to Despair. Between two small towns in Colorado, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. All Jack Reacher wants is a cup of coffee.

What he gets are four redneck deputies, a vagrancy charge and a trip back to the line. But Reacher is a big man, and he's in shape. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing, except bloody-minded curiosity.

What are the secrets the locals seem so determined to hide?

ISBN:
9780553824414
9780553824414
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2014
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
576
Dimensions (mm):
198x127x34mm
Weight:
0.37kg
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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