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Publisher Description

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair.

Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher—a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose—goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

It wasn’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops—the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded—waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return.

Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair—against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him—and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that’s killing Americans by the thousand.

Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 3
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

XIowaNewsGuy ,

Excellent plot and great heri

Child takes us on a thrilling rollercoaster ride again. His attention to detail is mindboggling, perhaps too much so. Do we really need to know how many blocks Reacher took from a motel to a fiber before turning in another direction, then walking more blocks? Such specificity is stupefying and detracts from the pace of an enticing tale.

Ecurb513 ,

Nothing to close

A very good book and story, but overtly wordy. Way to descriptive.

RiccoV ,

A low point in the series.

I've been reading all the Reacher books in order since discovering the series a few months ago. I've loved them all...until this one. Frankly, it was boring, slow and uninspired. I'll continue reading. Certainly I'm not the first of this opinion. He must have found his way back on track.

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