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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780553825503
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

The Affair

(Jack Reacher 16)




From the number one bestseller: the coolest, sexiest, punch-packing Reacher thriller yet.

'There's only one Jack Reacher. Accept no substitutes.' Mick Herron

March 1997. A woman has her throat cut behind a bar in Mississippi.

Just down the road is a big army base. Is the murderer a local guy - or is he a soldier?

Jack Reacher, still a major in the military police, is sent in undercover.

The county sheriff is a former U.S. Marine - and a stunningly beautiful woman. Her investigation is going nowhere. Is the Pentagon stonewalling her? Or is she trying not to find the killer?

Set just six months before the opening of Killing Floor, The Affair marks a turning point in Reacher's career.

If he does what the army wants, will he be able to live with himself? And if he doesn't, will the army be able to live with him?

Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, The Affair is 16th in the series.

  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780553825503
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Lee is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Praise for The Affair

Jack Reacher has long since earned his prominent place in the pantheon of cool,smart-talking American heroes....Shakes up the status quo by delivering the Reacher creation myth...stealthily funny...this book is really about the man himself.

Janet Maslin, New York Times

Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any better, Lee Child pulls Jack Reacher out of another hole and, bang, he produces nothing short of a thriller masterpiece...Here, we get what we've been waiting for...the story of how Reacher became Reacher.

Henry Sutton, Mirror

Child on top of his game. It could well be his best book yet...The paradox of Reacher is that he is both a great big grizzly bear of a fighter...and a thinker, both Schwarzenegger and Socrates. Make love and war is his credo.

Independent

Just finished The Affair. As always, hero Reacher grabs me on page one and never lets go. Right now Lee Child is my No1 thriller writer

Ken Follett (on Twitter)

Lee Child is on brilliant form in The Affair... for sheer page-turning ability it's unbeatable

Evening Standard

Plenty of action....much more of a whodunit than anything Lee Child has previously written...The gripping plot and breathtaking violence ensure it is difficult to put down.

Evening Standard

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