'FAST-PACED, TAUT AND PUNCHY' Sunday Times
After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination, the closest thing to a home he ever had: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th Military Police.
Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But now he's arrived, she's disappeared, and things are getting weird.
Accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide and co-opted back into the army, Reacher says nothing.
But he's sure as hell thinking of a way out.
'One of Reacher's best...a must' Daily Express
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Never Go Back follows on directly from the end of A Wanted Man.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The newest instalment of the Jack Reacher series sees the ex-military man travelling to meet Susan Turner, the intriguing woman on the other end of the phone in 61 Hours. Lee Childs delivers another intense page-turner that should thrill fans and newcomers alike. Reacher gets in big trouble with his former employer, the U.S. Army, when he goes looking into his past.
Since talking to Maj. Susan Turner on the telephone from South Dakota in 2010's 61 Hours (bestseller Childs's 14th Jack Reacher novel), the former military cop has been heading to the Virginia headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP, in hopes of meeting her. In this 18th outing, Reacher finally arrives in Virginia, where his plan to meet Turner is initially thwarted by thugs who want to keep them apart. An arrest for a crime Reacher doesn't remember committing 16 years earlier and the dangled bait that he might be a father provoke him to run, kicking off a cross-country odyssey. As usual, head-busting physicality and analytical problem solving play key roles in Reacher's fight to prove his innocence and expose his enemies. Manhunts on both coasts, a link to corruption in Afghanistan in the wake of the U.S. military drawdown, and the possibility for romance between Reacher and Turner make this entry one of the best in the series.