61 Hours (Jack Reacher 14)

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780345541598
SKU 230907765
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345541596
Release Date 8/7/2012
Author Info
Lee Child
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."
Praise
"[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)
"In his 14th outing, implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit." (starred review)
"Jack Reacher...[is] indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre."
From the Publisher
Annotation Always living on the fringe, Lee Child's long-enthralling hero, military police officer Jack Reacher (now starring in his 14th thriller), likes to travel on the cheap. So hopping onto a tour bus seems like a good way to get where he's going. But when the South Dakota winter weather proves more than the bus can handle, he ends up stranded in a small town. Good thing, too, because the local police waste no time in getting Reacher involved in protecting a key witness in a drug case that links this rural enclave to a meth production racket and to a menacing Mexican drug lord. Child keeps things moving on a tight schedule in this story, which he structures around a 61-hour countdown that is initiated with the book's opening scenario. Something very bad is on its way, but Child keeps readers guessing and second guessing to figure out exactly what is in store.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0398
Publisher Bantam

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