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Tie-in to the second Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise, coming October 2016.

NOW FILMED AS THE SECOND JACK REACHER MOVIE, STARRING TOM CRUISE

Drop-out military cop Jack Reacher has finally hitch-hiked his way to Virginia. His destination, the closest thing to a home he ever had: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th Military Police.

Reacher has no real reason to be here, except that he spoke to the new commanding officer on the phone. He liked Major Susan Turner’s voice. But now he’s arrived, she’s disappeared, and things are getting weird.

Accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide and co-opted back into the army, Reacher says nothing.
But he’s sure as hell thinking of a way out.
‘Reacher is a man’s man, a loner, a renegade crusader for justice…on the top of his formSun
Bone-crunching, joint-popping a man of steel’ Evening Standard


Reviews

He’s such a fascinating character to me…he’s a wish fulfilment for people. Reacher is brutal. He’s that guy whose eyeline you don’t want to be in. If you did something wrong and he’s got his eye on you, you’re gonna lose.

Tom Cruise (in Empire)

The bone-crunching, joint-popping action is as technically precise and primevally satisfying as ever. The extra-lean prose is as ruthlessly linear as the plot…[However,]Lee Child proves he can write about emotions other than lust and anger and reveals his hero to be more than just a man of steel. Eighteen novels in, his franchise shows no sign of running out of steam.

Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard

Lee Child’s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three ebook singles. But his latest, “Never Go Back,” may be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature. /Mr. Child’s Jack Reacher series is as brainy as it is brawny...Starting with an opening sequence that throws three huge surprises at Reacher, there are more neat tricks and clever set pieces in this one volume than Mr. Child has ever strung together before...Read it. You’ll see why.

Janet Maslin, New York Times

Is Reacher getting soft? Not a chance. The righteous violence when it comes is still pretty astonishing. This is one of Reacher's best outings. A must for all fans.

Daily Express

Jack Reacher is a man's man, a loner, a renegade crusader for justic...The harder-than-nails hero is on the top of his form...You'd better read it.

Sun

Fast-paced, taut and punchy, fans will love this.

Sunday Mirror

This may well be the best of the bunch...some of the best, wiliest writing Child has ever done.

Scotland on Sunday

As always, Reacher's laidback style of narration belies a propulsive pace,although Never Go Back finds Reacher emotionally vulnerable for once, and a warmer, more satisfyingly empathic character for the experience.

Irish Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780857503497

    September 19, 2016

    Bantam

    544 pages

    RRP $26.00

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Also by Lee Child

The Midnight Line
No Middle Name
Tripwire
The Visitor
Killing Floor
Night School
Die Trying
Echo Burning
Make Me
Personal
The Hard Way
The Affair
A Wanted Man
61 Hours
Small Wars
Jack Reacher Omnibus: Killing Floor & Die Trying
Not a Drill (A Jack Reacher short story)
Never Go Back and Me & Mr Rafferty E-bundle
Never Go Back
High Heat: (A Jack Reacher Novella)
Deep Down (A Jack Reacher short story)
James Penney's New Identity/Guy Walks Into a Bar (Storycuts)
Second Son: (Jack Reacher Short Story)
Worth Dying For

Recommendations

Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Thirst
The Store
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Handmaid's Tale
Don't Let Go
Line of Fire
After the Fire
To Kill A Mockingbird
Two Nights
The Child
A Stranger in the House
Inferno
Final Girls
A Gentleman in Moscow
I Am Pilgrim
The Golden House
The Word Is Murder
Dragonfly In Amber