Search Results: "Lee Child"


BOOK REVIEW

LEE by Tito Perdue
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"A promising debut."
A first novel that follows an old man, a kind of Old Testament prophet full of books and anger at the age, as he wanders— sometimes violently—through the modern urban world and into his own past. Read full book review >

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PERSONAL by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system, but this lacks some of the stylistic flair that truly distinguishes Child."
Despite plenty of page-turning propulsion, this is one of the lesser novels in the series. Read full book review >

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BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2007

"Perhaps there are action-lit writers more recognizable than Child, but the bet is that none of them will turn in a tighter-plotted, richer-peopled, faster-paced page-turner this year."
In a scorching 11th (The Hard Way, 2006, etc.), Jack Reacher, that murderous moralist, seeks an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE HARD WAY by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 16, 2006

"Quintessential Child (One Shot, 2005, etc.)—preposterous as always, but oh, how those pages keep turning."
In this slick, swift, sexy thriller, it's Jack Reacher, the thinking man's Rambo, against a band of hand-picked, combat-hardened, armed-to-the-teeth, ex-special services guys, but, hey, there are only eight of them. Read full book review >

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THE ENEMY by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 2004

"Child has turned away from formulaic high-jinks to explore his characters instead: The result? His best so far."
The eighth Jack Reacher tale (Persuader, 2003, etc.) is a fabulously suspenseful prequel that reveals Reacher's character as he uncovers a homicidal cabal of military officers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MATCHUP by Lee Child
edited by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 13, 2017

"This box holds a chocolate or two that will be to everyone's liking."
Even readers who don't love short stories will find this anthology, starring some of the world's best-known thriller writers and most-loved characters, appealing and varied. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT FAIL by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2001

"Relentlessly suspenseful and unexpectedly timely: just the thing for Dick Cheney's bedside reading wherever he's keeping himself these days."
When the newly elected Vice President's life is threatened, the Secret Service runs to nomadic soldier-of-fortune Jack Reacher (Echo Burning, 2001, etc.) in this razor-sharp update of The Day of the Jackal and In the Line of Fire that's begging to be filmed. Read full book review >

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RUNNING BLIND by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Even readers who identify the criminal, motive, and modus operandi early on (and many readers will) can plan to stay up long past bedtime and do some serious hyperventilating toward the end."
Soldier-turned-soldier-of-fortune Jack Reacher goes after a serial killer in a conventionally but nonetheless deeply satisfying whodunit. Read full book review >

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THE AFFAIR by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"The best thing we discover here is the explanation for why Reacher left the Army. By the end of this adventure, he certainly has his reasons."
Ever wonder why Jack Reacher left the Military Police and became a one-man freelance vigilante squad? Child goes back 14 years to show how it all happened. Read full book review >

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61 HOURS by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2010

"In his 14th outing, implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."
When a bus full of seniors spins out of control, the obvious recourse is to reach out for Reacher (Gone Tomorrow, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >

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NOTHING TO LOSE by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2008

"When, single-handedly, Reacher takes out eight huskies in a bar-room brawl, a million plus fans will grin happily, knowing that all's right with the action-lit world."
In Jack Reacher's whiz-bang latest (Bad Luck and Trouble, 2007, etc.), small-town cops bust him for vagrancy—big mistake! Read full book review >