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Following on from the cliffhanger ending of 61 Hours, Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write, and only Jack Reacher could survive. Includes first three chapters of the new Reacher thriller, The Affair.

Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, in an explosive follow-up to the cliffhanger ending of 61 Hours.Has Jack Reacher finally met his match?

61 Hours ended with Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him.

Was that really the end of the road for the maverick loner?

Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write - a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.


A sequel to the terrific 61 Hours (try to read it first)... one of the great storytellers of the thriller genre

The Times

His is an ironclad storytelling ethos, a gift for narrative that grips like the proverbial vice... Reacher, as ever, is sui generis - a violent force for good set down by the author to eliminate evil and move on. But what counts is Child's ability to keep the reader turning the pages. If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all


As a warrior who lacks a car, credit card, phone or weapon of his own, and has no continuing human ties or home, he is even more of a lone, denuded outsider than Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Both are avengers who play on our atavistic instincts: when we cheer their lethal justice - if we do - we're acknowledging the pull of a primitive hatred that demands death and can't wait, scornful of the protracted pussyfooting of the law

The Sunday Times

Worth queuing up for


Explosive as ever

Daily Mirror

Just like Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson's super violent super-genius, Reacher always find a way... Another cracking story from Child, who just seems to get better and better

City A.M.

Forget Tony Blair's memoirs, for most people the new Lee Child is the most anticipated book of the year. And with good reason... this is Child on fine form


A master craftsman of action thrillers. More than just compulsively readable, Mr Child's work shows a perfectly-fashioned understanding of his protagonist, dogged and moralistic. Reacher may get old some time, but he's sure not showing any signs of it

Wall Street Journal

Adrenaline-fuelled adventure... He knows exactly how to press all the buttons... yet another awesome performance

Evening Standard

Reacher is vengeance personified, a walking, fighting revenge fantasy... what he normally chooses to do is right wrongs and defend the weak against the forces of oppression... Characteristically, Child drives the plot like a rally car, a hair-raising ride careering down the route a break-neck speed... Lee Child's loyal fans know only too well that those who enter his Reacher tales have no reason to abandon hope. Quite the opposite and Worth Dying For is no exception

Sunday Express

It looked like Lee Child cheekily killed off the seemingly unstoppable Jack Reacher in his last book - but no. Reacher is battered but upright- still the thinking man's action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room... [another] hell-for-leather story

Seattle Times

A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers

Washington Post

Child's gift for pacing makes it almost impossible to start one of his novels without finishing. Worth Dying For is grade-A escapism

Independent on Sunday (Books of the Year)

Child presses all the buttons... Another awesome performance

Mark Sanderson, The Scotsman

Brings a shock of moral horror that is unprecedented in Reacher novels

Toronto Star

Utterly compelling... one of Child's best. He keeps up the lightning pace, great writing and punchy one-liners throughout

Daily Express

A contender for top thriller of 2010

Sun (Best books of 2010)

A turbo-charged page-flipper: you're on page 300 before you take a breath...Child is a master of distances, spaces and the physics of opposing forces

The Scotsman

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Also by Lee Child

The Midnight Line
No Middle Name
The Visitor
Killing Floor
Night School
Die Trying
Echo Burning
Make Me
The Hard Way
The Affair
A Wanted Man
61 Hours
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
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)


Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Snowman
A Gentleman in Moscow
Line of Fire
After the Fire
The Lost Symbol
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
The Golden Age
Fifty Shades Darker
A Long Way from Home