> Skip to content

Jack Reacher, ex-military copy of no fixed abode, adrift in the wide open spaces of Texas, in a classic and much-praised heart-racing adventure. From the number one bestseller Lee Child.

Jack Reacher – six foot five and dangerous.

Like a shark in the water, adrift in the hellish heat of Texas. Looking for a lift through the vast empty landscape. A young woman stops, and offers a ride. Her husband’s in jail.

When he comes out, he’s going to kill her.

Her family’s hostile, she can’t trust the cops, and the lawyers won’t help.

Will this be the first time Reacher says no - to a lady in distress?

Reviews

'If you like thrillers of the bang-wallop variety, with a nice bit of plotting thrown in, this is the one for you.'

Irish Times

'In the space of less than five years, Child has established himself as one of Britain's most successful commercial novelists...Complete with crackling fast dialogue, an edgy ambivalent plot, and the capacity to make his readers turn the page, this feels like Child's breakthrough book into the mega-sellers. He is that good.'

Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail

'In the space of less than five years, Child has established himself as one of Britain's most successful commercial novelists...Complete with crackling fast dialogue, an edgy ambivalent plot, and the capacity to make his readers turn the page, this feels like Child's breakthrough book into the mega-sellers. He is that good.'

Susanna Yager, Sunday Telegraph

'Gritty stuff with a high body count and intricate plotting that keeps the pages turning.'

Irish Independent

'A taut thriller by a British writer who handles the American suspense novel well.' Yorkshire Gazette & Herald

'Big, bruising actioner...Child's great strength lies in spelling out exactly how explosive things are made to happen...Cathartic stuff, expertly delivered.'

Literary Review

Read More

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780593079362

    August 1, 2017

    Bantam Press

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • Paperback

    9780857500083

    April 1, 2014

    Bantam

    576 pages

    RRP $26.00

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • Paperback

    9780553813302

    April 5, 2002

    Bantam

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

  • EBook

    9781407070261

    May 1, 2010

    Transworld Digital

    576 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks NZ
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Google Play
    • Kobo
    • Booktopia NZ
  • Audio CD

    9781846572425

    March 15, 2010

    Audiobooks

    RRP $39.99

    Online retailers

    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Lee Child

The Midnight Line
Night School
No Middle Name
Killing Floor
Make Me
Bad Luck And Trouble
Persuader
61 Hours
The Enemy
Die Trying
Personal
A Wanted Man
Gone Tomorrow
Worth Dying For
Without Fail
Nothing To Lose
The Hard Way
Tripwire
The Visitor
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
One Shot
The Affair
Never Go Back
Jack Reacher (One Shot)

Recommendations

Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Handmaid's Tale
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Snowman
Hades
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Black Book
The Lost Symbol
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
The Couple Next Door
Don't Let Go
Breath
Ready Player One
Sanctuary