|Publisher:||Berkley Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2007|
|Number of Pages:||498|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 7.5 x 1.25|
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.
Former military policeman Jack Reacher is back, and his new case is a real stretch. Women are being killed who have nothing in common--except that they knew Reacher when they worked for the military.
Child's Jack Reacher series has improved with each successive book, of which this is the fourth (following Tripwire). A serial murderer is on the loose, killing women across the country in the same bizarre fashion: there are no fatal wounds on the corpse and no evidence or clues. Other than the killer's unknown method, the only thread tying the victims together is that they have all served in the military Dand they all knew Reacher.
What is the motive? What is the murder weapon and manner of death? How does the killer gain entrance to the heavily secured homes of these fearful and suspicious women? Why is each corpse immersed in a tub full of paint? Reacher, the archetypal loner/wanderer, seems more domesticated here, although he fights powerfully against it. With numerous plot twists and turns, Child puts Reacher through his paces brilliantly, arriving at an unusual solution. Highly recommended for all public libraries. . DFred M. Gervat, Concordia Coll. Lib., Bronxville, NY
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