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Takes cult hero Jack Reacher back in time, to his younger days as a Military Policeman in the US Army.

Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in his younger days as a Military Policeman in the US Army.New Year's Day, 1990.

A soldier is found dead in a sleazy motel bed. Jack Reacher is the officer on duty. The soldier turns out to be a two-star general. The situation is bad enough, then Reacher finds the general's wife.

This stomach-churning thriller turns back the clock to a younger Reacher, in dogtags. A Reacher who still believes in the service. A Reacher who imposes army discipline. Even if only in his own pragmatic way...

Reviews

'Complex, classy crime'

Mirror

'One of the best writers in this genre ... And nobody does it better'

The Sunday Telegraph

The thing about Lee Child's books is that you can't put the damn things down... there's something about his writing that's addictive. The Enemy is no exception...Superb

Independent on Sunday

'Lee Child fans will love this prequel to the bestselling Jack Reacher novels. At last Child shares the events that shaped the maverick hero of his last six novels into an ass-kicking, irreverent good guy. If you're one of the few people who haven't sampled the sublime thrill of a Child novel, this blast from the past is the best place to start'

An unforgettable hero...may be the best Reacher book yet.

Newsweek

Packs a Dirty Harry wallop...Lean, dynamic storytelling.

New York Times

Possibly Child's best Reacher novel yet.

Yorkshire Post

Another great book for him, gives us hero Jack Reacher's back-story. Hurrah

Kate Atkinson, Daily Telegraph

'Lee Child writes a good story, twisting it into labyrinthine folds and keeping his readers guessing right to the end. He has obviously done his research'

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Formats & editions

Also by Lee Child

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

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Fool Me Once
Make Me
The Girl on the Train
Bullseye
The Thirst
The Lying Game
Cold Blood
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Two Nights
A Stranger in the House
The Child
Final Girls
Inferno
Wool
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
The 7th Function of Language
The Word Is Murder
I Am Pilgrim
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