THE BRAND NEW JACK REACHER STAND-ALONE SHORT STORY THAT SEES REACHER GOING DOWN UNDER FOR THE FIRST TIME - BUT POSSIBLY NOT THE LAST. It's a short read, but perfect for a coffee break.
Jack Reacher, ex-military drifter of no fixed abode, is stalked and tracked down by an FBI agent. She tells him that in a house raid in Sydney, Australian law enforcement found a list. There were four people on it, including him. The other three are dead.
Hours later, Reacher is in the air, on his way to Sydney. What was the evil buried twenty-five years ago, that has now resurfaced? Will Reacher be able to find the killers, before they find him?
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A short and welcome Reacher episode
An easy 15 minute read that is over too soon.
Simple and direct, smashing his problem directly and without any fuss before flying off into the sunset.
A nice short reminder that the next full length instalment is due soon. Thanks for not making us wait 12 months between stories.
The Fourth Man by Lee Child
A short story about Jack Reacher, about 25 pages (iBooks says) not sure how that works on everyone’s electronic device?
A sterling short, concise yet complete story, set in Australia where Jack faces off against some bad folks from the past.
Definitely worth a 5/5, due to the extremely practiced writer delivering a definitive ‘Jack Reacher’ style tale within international intrigue in such a short delivery.
Short but sweet
This is the shortest Jack Reacher story at only 20 pages and could have benefited by having the same length as other short stories like Small Wars or High Heat. However, despite the length, it shows that even in a bite-sized adventure, Reacher can deal with his problems by getting his retaliation in early. The Fourth Man is an enjoyable short story and I quite often find myself coming back to it again and again. A definite recommend.