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  • Published: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473562660
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook

The Christmas Scorpion

A Jack Reacher Short Story


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A brand-new Jack Reacher short story, available exclusively as an ebook: can Reacher save a British cabinet minister from a feared assassin?

This short read (20 pages) is perfect for a coffee break and includes the first three chapters from Lee Child’s new thriller – Past Tense.
Jack Reacher likes to head south for the winter, to stay warm: so just before Christmas he arrives in a small town in Southern California. But the weather there is not warm and dry, as it’s supposed to be: he arrives in a freak blizzard. Reacher finds refuge in a snowed-in roadhouse with four other strangers stranded by the storm. Two of them are British military police, separated by the weather from the VIP they are detailed to protect. Can Reacher help them find their guy, or will an undercover assassin find him first?

  • Pub date: 1 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473562660
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook

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. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far. He 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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