A Wanted Man : A Jack Reacher Novel (Paperback)

Author: Child, Lee

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Reacher is back in a masterpiece of suspense from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Child. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780440246312
SKU 249201281
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440246318
Release Date 5/28/2013
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
"[Concludes with] a bang-bang assault on a hush-hush installation that shows how far into America's heartland its enemies have penetrated."
"Child's prose is muscular and fast-paced. . . ."
"Quick action and solid detective work elevate the second part of this book until it segues into one of the best of the series' climactic assaults: the expected, wildly over-the-top moment when Reacher must single-handedly penetrate some kind of huge, geometrically interesting, top-secret high-security fortress. This book's version of that structure is described with clarity. And Reacher . . . snaps into murderously good form."
"Child always puts his heart into the elaborate quasi-military operations he cooks up for Reacher."
From the Publisher
Editors Note #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER?The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.??USA Today Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don?t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose. An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death?the knife work professional, the killers nowhere to be seen. All Jack 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, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. ?Furious action . . . [Lee] Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling. . . . [A] feverishly thrilling series.??The Miami Herald ?Smart, breathless . . . [with] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series.??The New York Times ?Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists.??Newsweek Don?t miss Lee Child?s short story ?Deep Down? and a sneak peek of his new novel, Never Go Back, in the back of the book.

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