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Can you wait for the return of Reacher in 2017? Jack Reacher is back, in a new chilling, deadly adventure.

Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.

Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she’s OK, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.

He’s still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don’t get in his way.

Reviews

Marks a real departure for Lee Child, who homes in on two hot issues (US military veterans with mental or physical scars, and a related social plague currently in the news) ...Alongside this topicality is a poignancy that was lacking in earlier books.

John Dugdale, Sunday Times Thriller of the Year

Each year Lee Child comes up with another Reacher. Each year I lap it up. Love it...Best one for a while...there is something subversive as well as page-turning...The sentences are short, but that doesn't mean the thinking is small....I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page, at putting me in the thick of it all.

The Times

I just read the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child….It is as good as they always are. I read every single one.

Malcolm Gladwell

Addictive...Child's trademark staccato-style delivers all-action excitement as well as a sombre message about the hypocrisy of the US war on drugs.

Metro

An eccentric but winning blend of the serious and the playful, this modern western resembles a collaboration between the Coen brothers and Karl Ove Knausgaard.

Sunday TImes

The one that breaks your heart...Reacher has a reputation to live up to: drifter, loner, knuckles the size of walnuts, etc...[ yet has] more emotional heft than anything Child has written before.

Janet Maslin, New York Times

A timely, affecting, suspenseful and morally complex thriller. In fact, it’s one of the best thrillers I’ve read this year.

Washington Post

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780593078174

    November 7, 2017

    Bantam Press

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780593078181

    November 15, 2017

    Bantam Press

    RRP $49.99

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  • EBook

    9781473542297

    November 7, 2017

    Transworld Digital

    400 pages

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Extract

One


Jack Reacher and Michelle Chang spent three days in Milwaukee. On the fourth morning she was gone. Reacher came back to the room with coffee and found a note on his pillow. He had seen such notes before. They all said the same thing. Either directly or indirectly. Chang’s note was indirect. And more elegant than most. Not in terms of presentation. It was a ballpoint scrawl on motel notepaper gone wavy with damp. But elegant in terms of expression. She had used a simile, to explain and flatter and apologize all at once. She had written, You’re like New York City. I love to visit, but I could never live there.

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Also by Lee Child

No Middle Name
Night School
Killing Floor
Tripwire
Die Trying
The Visitor
Make Me
Echo Burning
The Hard Way
A Wanted Man
Without Fail
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Small Wars
Jack Reacher Omnibus: Killing Floor & Die Trying
Personal
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)
The Affair
Second Son: (Jack Reacher Short Story)
Worth Dying For

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No Middle Name
The Thirst
The Girl on the Train
The Store
Don't Let Go
Fifty Fifty
Two Nights
Line of Fire
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The Couple Next Door
I Am Pilgrim
Orphan X
The Word Is Murder
The Girl in Kellers Way
Tom Clancy Power And Empire
Tom Clancy's Point of Contact
Tom Clancy's True Faith And Allegiance
Odessa Sea
I Am Number Four