A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher #17)

Author(s): Lee Child

Crime

A masterpiece of suspense from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child


 


Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don't add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia.


 


An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there.


 


All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat--to both sides at once.


 


In Lee Child's white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.


 


Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Reacher series

"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."--Entertainment Weekly


 


"The truth about Reacher gets better and better."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times


 


"Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."--Kirkus Reviews


 


"Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps."--Associated Press


 


"Lee Child is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction."--Los Angeles Times


 


"Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times


 


"Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was."--Esquire

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Reacher is back - the taut new thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times number one bestseller, winner of the Specsavers Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

Winner of Specsavers National Book Awards: Crime Book of the Year available on iBookstore 2012.

"I love him. It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world. He is to crime fiction what Clint Easwood's 'man with no name' was to the western. Lee Child's genius in 17 novels has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore." Daily Express "Pure escapism...He has redefined the thriller for the 21st century...Reacher is a knight errant every bit as much as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe was. ...stunningly good." -- Henry Sutton Daily Mirror "I am no longer (if I ever was) an unbiased critic. I am more of a Lee Child fan. I am pro-Reacher, his massive but benevolent brute of a drifter, vigilante hero...I'll definitely barrel through the next one too." -- Andy Martin Independent "Smart, breathless...more ingenious than other Reacher books have been about the underground activities Reacher is thwarting." -- Janet Maslin New York Times "A fascinating, swaggeringly confident performance" Sunday Times

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. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America. Visit www.leechild.com

General Fields

  • : 9780553825527
  • : Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • : Bantam Press
  • : April 2013
  • : 198mm X 127mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 614
  • : English
  • : 813/.54
  • : 528
  • : Lee Child