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The complete Jack Reacher short stories, published together for the first time, from the number one bestseller Lee Child.
Jack No Middle Name Reacher, lone wolf, knight errant, ex military cop, lover of women, scourge of the wicked and righter of wrongs, is the most iconic hero for our age. This is the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher’s past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world.
The twelve stories include a brand new novella, Too Much Time.
The other stories in the collection are:
James Penney's New Identity
Guy Walks Into a Bar
Deep Down, High Heat
Not a Drill
All of which have previously been published as ebook shorts.
Added to these is every other Reacher short story that Child has written:
Maybe They Have a Tradition
No Room at the Motel
The Picture of the Lonely Diner
"After 21 missions in 20 years no one can be in any doubt that messing up bad guys is what the ex-military policeman does best - and these 12 tall tales suggest he's been doing it all his life... Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he's doing - and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted. The first three chapters of his next Reacher novel, The Midnight Line - due in November - leave you wanting more." -- Mark Sanderson * Evening Standard * "The Midnight Line...won't be published until early November. This collection of every short story Child has penned about the rootless Reacher will serve to keep any cravings at bay...True fans will love this." * Irish Independent * "If you ever wonder about the past of Jack Reacher - the action hero whose adventures shift millions - then get this collection of short stories. Including a new novella, the clever, twisty tales reveal that even the 13-year-old Reacher was a force to be reckoned with." * Sunday Mirror *
ISBN: 9780857503770 ISBN-10: 0857503774 Series: Jack Reacher Short Stories Audience:
Number Of Pages: 480 Published: 2nd January 2018 Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theatre he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker.
But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new instalment.
Lee has three homes - an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever air-plane cabin he happens to be in while travelling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.
Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.
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