61 Hours (Jack Reacher 14)(Large Print) A Reacher Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Lee Child|
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|In a latest work by the Anthony-winning author of the best-selling Gone Tomorrow, Reacher arrives accidentally in a small South Dakota town, where during a dangerous winter storm he is enlisted to protect a lone witness who local police hope can help convict a brutal crime ring. (Suspense). Simultaneous. *Author: Child, Lee *Series Title: Random House Large Print *Subtitle: A Reacher Novel *Publication Date: 2010/05/18 *Number of Pages: 562 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.00|
Lee Child is the man behind Jack Reacher, a six-foot-five-inch drifter and ex-military policeman who has been featured in more than a dozen best-selling thrillers. Child, who stands the same height as the hero of his series, was born in Coventry, England, and raised in the nearby working-class city of Birmingham. He began his career as a producer with Granada, the television company responsible for such shows as THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN and BRIDESHEAD REVISITED. In 1995, when he was 40, he was laid off due to a corporate restructuring. He used his unexpected free time to write the first Reacher novel, KILLING FLOOR, which was published in 1997. The book, which won an Anthony Award for best debut of the year, proved exceptionally popular, and Child now has millions of avid fans. Child once said of his protagonist, "I look at the character as an update of a very old figure, who comes out of 1,000 years of literary tradition: the loner, the mysterious stranger, the knight errant who shows up, solves a problem and then leaves. He came out of Scandinavian sagas and English tales of knights and survived into the American West and pop lit." Explaining why Reacher's adventures take place in the U.S., Child, who is married to an American woman, has said, "The idea of writing against a huge landscape, a vast continent where anything could happen, greatly appealed to me."
"[A]s always Child delivers enough juicy details about the landscape, the characters and Reacher's idiosyncrasies to give the story texture and to lower our pulse rates, if only momentarily. Even without the apparently game-changing finale, this is Child in top form, but isn't he always?" (starred review) - Bill Ott 02/15/2010