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  • Published: 30 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409043560
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

A Wanted Man

(Jack Reacher 17)




The taut new thriller from the Sunday Times and New York Times number one bestseller, winner of the Specsavers Crime & Thriller Book of the Year

'Pure escapism - stunningly good' Mirror

When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose - it isn't easy to hitch a ride. At last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman.

Within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and there's a police roadblock ahead. There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys ...

Will they get through because the three are innocent? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy?

'I love him. It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world. He is to crime fiction what Clint Eastwood's 'man with no name' was to the western. Lee Child's genius in seventeen novels has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore' Daily Express
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, A Wanted Man follows on directly from the end of Worth Dying For.

  • Pub date: 30 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781409043560
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544

About the Author

Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far. He is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Praise for A Wanted Man

“I love him. It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world. He is to crime fiction what Clint Eastwood's 'man with no name' was to the western. Lee Child's genius in 17 novels has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore.”

Daily Express

“Pure escapism...He has redefined the thriller for the 21st century...Reacher is a knight errant every bit as much as Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe was. ...stunningly good.”

Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror

“I am no longer (if I ever was) an unbiased critic. I am more of a Lee Child fan. I am pro-Reacher, his massive but benevolent brute of a drifter, vigilante hero....I'll definitely barrel through the next one too.”

Andy Martin, Independent

“Smart, breathless...more ingenious than other Reacher books have been about the underground activities Reacher is thwarting.”

Janet Maslin, New York Times

“A fascinating, swaggeringly confident performance”

Sunday Times

“A page-turning caper filled with well-timed surprises...there is also the saving grace of Reacher's deadpan humor -as when he is sawing with a motel key at a captive's rope bindings. "Don't you have a knife?" the man asks. "I have a toothbrush,! Reacher responds. "That won't help," the captive says, to which Reacher retorts: "It's good against plaque."”

Wall Street Journal

“With Child, you can always count on furious action - and a damned good time.”

Miami Herald

“Masterful writing and storytelling...Child makes it look effortless...If there were such a thing as a writer-magician, Lee Child woud be the face above the cloak.”

Washington Post

“Child always puts his heart into the elaborate quasi-military operations he cooks up for Reacher...But there's something even more chilling about those lonesome hours spent riding the Interstate, watching the rundown family farms and commercial strip malls and topless bars go by.”

International Herald Tribune

“Will leave the legion of Reacher addicts satisfied but craving for their next fix.”

Irish Independent

“The most satisfying of all 17 thrillers in the series. The unfolding of events nudges along at just the right rate... toward an authentically gripping climax.”

Toronto Star


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