(Jack Reacher 5)
Jack Reacher is back!
Hitching rides is an unreliable mode of transport. In temperatures of over a hundred degrees, you're lucky if a driver will open the door of his airconditioned car long enough to let you slide in. That's Jack Reacher's conclusion. He's adrift in the fearsome heat of a Texas summer, and he needs to keep moving through the wide open vastness, like a shark in the water. The last thing he's worried about is exactly who picks him up.
He never expected it to be somebody like Carmen. She's alone, driving a Cadillac. She's beautiful, young and rich. She has a little girl who is being watched by unseen observers. And a husband who's in jail. Who will beat her senseless when he comes out. If he doesn't kill her first.
Reacher is no stranger to trouble. And at Carmen's remote ranch in Echo County there is plenty of it: lies and prejudice, hatred and murder. Reacher can never resist a lady in distress. Her family is hostile. The cops can't be trusted. The lawyers won't help. if Reacher can't set things straight, who can?
“'In the space of less than five years, Child has established himself as one of Britain's most successful commercial novelists...Complete with crackling fast dialogue, an edgy ambivalent plot, and the capacity to make his readers turn the page, this feels like Child's breakthrough book into the mega-sellers. He is that good.'”
Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
“'Reacher is a hero in the old Wild West stle: a fearless and capable loner, who lives by his own set of morals and is proud never to have killed a man who didn't deserve it...The author is in complete control of his complicated plot and has produced another real pageturner'”
Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph
“'Plenty of twists and plenty of excitement...another real page-turner'”
“'If you like thrillers of the bang-wallop variety, with a nice bit of plotting thrown in, this is the one for you'”
“'Big, bruising actioner...Child's great strength lies in spelling out exactly how explosive things are made to happen...Cathartic stuff, expertly delivered'”
“'Gritty stuff with a high body count and intricate plotting that keeps the pages turning'”
“'A taut thriller by a British writer who handles the American suspense novel well'”
Yorkshire Gazette & Herald