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Jack Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself. Why would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went through to get it.
Reacher tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives in the deserted wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If she’s OK, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.
He’s still shaken by the recent horrors of Make Me, and now The Midnight Line sees him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice. Best advice: don’t get in his way.
Loved it. Different to usual jack reacher as not as much violence but still typical jack reacher. Great read. Wish it was longer
Suspenseful plot with strong characters
Great author, demanding "read the next one as well". Actually, I've now read all of his books.
Lima, Victoria, Australia
I keep buying the Lee Child 'Reacher" books.
I felt at one stage that Lee Child had reached the end of Reacher. Yes, pun! But this last book goes back to basics, and I did enjoy reading it.
So far, twice.
Roma, Qld. Au.
Not the best Reacher, but that's still great.
Not quite the same level of action I have come to expect from the Jack Reacher series, but still a very worthwhile read and better than most in the genre.
Auckland, New Zealand
I bought this as a gift for my dad for Xmas. He has read every Lee Child: Jack Reacher book so far, so I'm sure he is going to love it.
Rach the Groomer
Central Coast NSW, Australia
Not his best novel, overall a fair read.
Overall a fair read
It deserves a second read.
The title had me fooled into thinking, that the now famous Jack Reacher had taken to travelling the U.S by train instead of a bus.
This story is closer to the truth of the global epidemic of illegal drug trafficking, and how it impales society into it's shabby little world.
If only there were more Jack Reachers out there, tearing out the heart of the problem , and giving us all some hope for the future.
Wellington , New Zealand
Great site for inpatient people.
Lee seems to be running out of plot twists.
True to form - Reacher is BOSS
I've been reading all the Jack Reacher books in order (got to love OCD), and I always regret finishing them so soon, as I have to wait another year for the next. Unfortunately, I find it very hard to put Lee Child's creation down and will stay up late reading them. I strongly recommend these books for any fan of thriller or crime fiction.
Jack Reacher, he is addictive.
Lee Child has done it again.
Stanhope Gardens NSW Aust.
The Midnight Line
"Marks a real departure for Lee Child, who homes in on two hot issues (US military veterans with mental or physical scars, and a related social plague currently in the news) ...Alongside this topicality is a poignancy that was lacking in earlier books." -- John Dugdale * Sunday Times Thriller of the Year * "Each year Lee Child comes up with another Reacher. Each year I lap it up. Love it...Best one for a while...there is something subversive as well as page-turning...The sentences are short, but that doesn't mean the thinking is small....I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page, at putting me in the thick of it all." * The Times * "I just read the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child....It is as good as they always are. I read every single one. " -- Malcolm Gladwell "Addictive...Child's trademark staccato-style delivers all-action excitement as well as a sombre message about the hypocrisy of the US war on drugs." * Metro * "An eccentric but winning blend of the serious and the playful, this modern western resembles a collaboration between the Coen brothers and Karl Ove Knausgaard." * Sunday TImes *
ISBN: 9780593078174 ISBN-10: 0593078179 Series: Jack Reacher Audience:
Number Of Pages: 400 Published: 7th November 2017 Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0
Weight (kg): 0.53
About the Author
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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