A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel

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A Wanted Man: A Jack Reacher Novel

Format:  Paperback,

609 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Sep 2012

ISBN-13: 9780307990853

ISBN-10: 0307990850

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Reacher is back "A Wanted Man" is a new masterpiece of suspense--from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Lee Child.
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, eyes on the road. Another man next to him, telling stories that don't add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And next to her, a huge man with a broken nose, hitching a ride east to Virginia.
An hour behind them, a man lies stabbed to death in an old pumping station. He was seen going in with two others, but he never came out. He has been executed, the knife work professional, the killers vanished. Within minutes, the police are notified. Within hours, the FBI descends, laying claim to the victim without ever saying who he was or why he was there.
All Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy that makes him a threat--to both sides at once.
In Lee Child's white-hot thriller, nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth. As the tension rises, the twists come fast and furious, keeping readers guessing and gasping until the explosive finale.
Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Reacher series
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"The truth about Reacher gets better and better."--Janet Maslin, " The New York Times"
"Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps."--Associated Press
"Lee Child is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction."--"Los Angeles Times"
"Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre."--Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times"
"Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was."--"Esquire"

Specifications

Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2012
ISBN-13: 9780307990853
ISBN-10: 0307990850
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 609
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.3
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.0 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Child, Lee

Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in Coventry, England in 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 as a result of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012 the first motion picture feature of Jack Reacher was released staring Tom Cruise.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2012-09-01)

In Child's 17th Jack Reacher thriller, which picks up the action from Worth Dying For (after a detour in the prequel The Affair) our loner hero is hitchhiking east to Virginia. Unsurprisingly for series readers, Jack's ride turns out to be not just a ride, but a car the state police, the FBI and the CIA are seeking, with occupants who are involved in a cold-blooded killing. To survive, Jack must use his wits more than ever. His statistical knowledge, analytical thinking, and insight into human behavior help him dig deep into a multilayered puzzle well before the need for an all-out physical confrontation builds to a heart-racing climax.

Verdict: Fans will devour this volume quickly and long for the next Reacher novel. Readers who enjoy character-driven thrillers such as Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne books will be intrigued by this series.

[See Prepub Alert, 3/12/12; Jack Reacher, the film adaptation of Child's first novel, One Shot, starring Tom Cruise, will be released Dec. 21, 2012-Ed.] - Susan Carr, Edwardsville P.L., IL

(c). Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Galaxy National Book Award, 2012 (United Kingdom)

Book description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages".-- USA Today

Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don't add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose. An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death--the knife work professional, the killers nowhere to be seen.

All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.

"Furious action... [Lee] Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling... [A] feverishly thrilling series".--The Miami Herald

"Smart, breathless... [with] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series".-- The New York Times

"Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists".--Newsweek

Don't miss Lee Child's short story "Deep Down" and a sneak peek of his new novel, Never Go Back, in the back of the book.

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