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Another heartstopping page turner from the number one bestseller, starring Jack Reacher.

Another heartstopping page turner featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise.Jack Reacher, adrift in the hellish heat of a Texas summer.

Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A woman stops, and offers a ride. She is young, rich and beautiful.

But her husband's in jail. When he comes out, he's going to kill her.

Her family's hostile, she can't trust the cops, and the lawyers won't help. She is entangled in a web of lies and prejudice, hatred and murder.

Jack Reacher never could resist a lady in distress.

Reviews

'If you like thrillers of the bang-wallop variety, with a nice bit of plotting thrown in, this is the one for you.'

Irish Times

'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

'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.'

Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph

'Gritty stuff with a high body count and intricate plotting that keeps the pages turning.'

Irish Independent

'A taut thriller by a British writer who handles the American suspense novel well.' Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

'Big, bruising actioner...Child's great strength lies in spelling out exactly how explosive things are made to happen...Cathartic stuff, expertly delivered.'

Literary Review

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780593079362

    August 1, 2017

    Bantam Press

    576 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9780857500083

    April 1, 2014

    Bantam

    576 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780553813302

    April 5, 2002

    Bantam

    576 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • EBook

    9781407070261

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    576 pages

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  • Audio Book

    9781846572425

    March 15, 2010

    Audiobooks

    RRP $27.99

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Also by Lee Child

The Midnight Line
No Middle Name
Tripwire
The Visitor
Killing Floor
Night School
Die Trying
Make Me
Personal
The Hard Way
The Affair
A Wanted Man
61 Hours
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Small Wars
Jack Reacher Omnibus: Killing Floor & Die Trying
Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)
Never Go Back and Me & Mr Rafferty E-bundle
Never Go Back
High Heat: (A Jack Reacher Novella)
Deep Down (A Jack Reacher short story)
James Penney's New Identity/Guy Walks Into a Bar (Storycuts)
Second Son: (Jack Reacher Short Story)
Worth Dying For

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The Lost Symbol
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The Mistress
Tiger Men
The Golden Age
Don't Let Go
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