On June 21st 2005 Lee was signing copies of his latest book in a small town outside of Chicago when he started to get a niggling feeling about the date - had he forgotten his wedding anniversary, an important birthday? As he ran through important dates in his mind he recollected that it was exactly ten years since the bittersweet day that he'd been fired from his previous job (which had given him the impetus to turn his hand to writing novels). He fell into a fit of nostalgia, wondering what had happened to old colleagues, how they were doing and what they looked like now? From these thoughts came the idea for his 11th Reacher novel, in which Reacher is reunited with members of his team from ten years ago, people that he loved fiercely and respected ...
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