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Biographical Note:
Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

Marc Notes:
Copyright date 2009.;Includes an excerpt from A Wanted Man c2012.;In this 13th Reacher novel, the former military police major and notorious drifter Jack Reacher grows suspicious of a fellow subway passenger as their train approaches Grand Central Station in New York City. As a shady situation develops, Reacher debates between intervening to save surrounding lives or avoiding the predicament in order to save his own. He confronts a suicide bomber on the nearly deserted Manhattan subway car--a confrontation that will lead him back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and forward to the war on terrorism as he tracks down and eliminates the bad guys.

Review Quotes:
"The ever-resourceful and vengeful Reacher takes on nearly a score of the bad guys in an exciting climax to an enthralling book...complete with cover-ups and numerous intriguing twists."-- Library Journal, starred review

"A superb New York novel.... Child grounds his hero's hard body and hard-drive brain in believable detail, and he sets the action against a precisely described landscape." -- Booklist, starred review

"All good thriller writers know how to build suspense and keep the pages turning, but only better ones deliver tight plots as well, and only the best allow the reader to match wits with both the hero and the author. Bestseller Child does all of that in spades.... [He] sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then lets Reacher use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax."-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Publisher Marketing:
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "High-powered, intricately wrought suspense."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child's] best."--USA Today

New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn't. And if you think Reacher isn't going to get involved . . . then you don't know Jack.

Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan--by dozens of people with one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

"Propulsive . . . [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension."--Los Angeles Times

"A top-notch thriller."--Booklist (starred review)

"Edgy . . . thoroughly engrossing."--The Miami Herald

Review Citations:
  • Library Journal 06/15/2010 pg. 98 (EAN 9781415962886, Compact Disc)
  • Newsweek 07/13/2009 pg. 49 (EAN 9780739328460, Paperback)
  • Library Journal Prepub Alert 01/01/2009 pg. 58 (EAN 9780385340571, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 02/01/2009 pg. 2 (EAN 9780385340571, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Publishers Weekly 03/02/2009 pg. 41 (EAN 9780385340571, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 04/01/2009 pg. 70 (EAN 9780385340571, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2009 (EAN 9780385340571, Hardcover)
  • Romantic Times 05/01/2009 pg. 88 (EAN 9780385340571, Hardcover)