Ex-military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, hes thrust into an explosive situation thats about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth and save two innocent lives is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way .
"The inevitable showdown....ranks as one of Child's most thrilling finales." - PW.
"Child never loses sight of the small detail or the human fabric." - Booklist.
"Preposterous as always, but oh, how those pages keep turning." - Kirkus.
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Lee Child was born in the exact geographic center of England, in the heart of
the industrial badlands. Never saw a tree until he was twelve. It was the sort
of place where if you fell in the river, you had to go to the hospital for a
mandatory stomach pump. The sort of place where minor disputes were settled with
box cutters and bicycle chains. He's got the scars to prove it.
But he survived, got an education, and went to law school, but only because he didn't want to be a lawyer. Without the pressure of aiming for a job in the field, he figured it would be a relaxing subject to study. He spent most of the time in the university theater - to the extent that he had to repeat several courses, because he failed the exams - and then went to work for Granada Television in ...
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