The Affair (Jack Reacher 16) A Reacher Novel (Paperback)
|Author: Lee Child|
|Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997. A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington. Available in a tall Premium Edition.|
From the Publisher:
Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.
For readers who have been following the heroic acts of Lee Child's character Jack Reacher over the course of his series, installment 16 will be like the Holy Grail. Finally, after so many adventures spread across nearly 15 years, readers will learn the details about how Reacher became the tall, dirty blonde, and viciously clever man they adore. Up until this point, the Reacher story began after he had left the military after many years in the service. In THE AFFAIR, however, we go back to the seminal moment Reacher leaves the Army and heads over to the Pentagon to work for them. His assignment leads him down south to Mississippi and into the thick of a plot involving clandestine American activities in Kosovo. As the title suggests, there is also--finally--a bit of romance in a Reacher novel. Neither this affair nor his working relationship with the Pentagon will last, but the exciting-as-ever story that unfolds here reveals, like a VH1 "Behind the Music" special, how Reacher developed the idiosyncratic, carefully calibrated habits that often save his life.