A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher 17) A Jack Reacher Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Lee Child|
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Reacher is back! A Wanted Man is a new 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
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."
"[Concludes with] a bang-bang assault on a hush-hush installation that shows how far into America's heartland its enemies have penetrated." 08/15/2012 "Child's prose is muscular and fast-paced. . . ." - Thom Geier 09/07/2012