The ultimate loner.
An elite ex-military cop who left the service years ago, he’s moved from place to place…without family…without possessions…without commitments.
And without fear. Which is good, because trouble—big, violent, complicated trouble—finds Reacher wherever he goes. And when trouble finds him, Reacher does not quit, not once…not ever.
But some unfinished business has now found Reacher. And Reacher is a man who hates unfinished business.
Ten years ago, a key investigation went sour and someone got away with murder. Now a chance encounter brings it all back. Now Reacher sees his one last shot. Some would call it vengeance. Some would call it redemption. Reacher would call it…justice.
New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled.
The general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Two Special Forces soldiers are taken down, one at a time. And somewhere inside the fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.
But Reacher is fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from a rural army post to the streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. Then his dying mother divulges a stunning secret and Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed. This soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a conspiracy more chilling and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.
About the Author
Lee Child, the pen name for the writer Jim Grant, is the author of twenty New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, eleven of which have hit #1. All have been optioned for film—including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Never Go Back. The books follow the adventures of the former American military policeman as he wanders the country. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.
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Date of Birth:1954
Place of Birth:Coventry, England