Search Results: "Lee Child"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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

NO MIDDLE NAME by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"These are tasty appetizers that will hopefully lead to a satisfying entree."
A bushel of previously uncollected Jack Reacher stories brings the vagabond hero from childhood to hunkhood. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRIPWIRE by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 1999

"Unabashedly mindless but fun: Reacher swashbuckles with the best of them."
A good guy outsmarts a venomous viper, outguns a gazillion villains—and falls in love with a nice gal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MAKE ME by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Jack Reacher is still going strong. Will satisfy fans—and newcomers, too."
In this 20th installment of Child's action series (Personal, 2014, etc.), Jack Reacher ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time—perfectly positioning him to unravel a missing person mystery and save the day. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A WANTED MAN by Lee Child
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"In this latest attempt to show Reacher enjoying every possible variety of conflict with his nation's government short of outright secession, Child (The Affair, 2011, etc.) has produced two-thirds of a masterpiece."
Will Jack Reacher ever make it to that woman in Virginia he was trying to reach in Worth Dying For (2010)? Not if all hell continues to break loose in Nebraska. Read full book review >

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WORTH DYING FOR by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 19, 2010

"It's hard to imagine a single white-collar wage slave who won't thrill to this latest Robin Hood fantasy of righteous vengeance."
Whatever business Jack Reacher has in Virginia will have to wait till the world's most distractible soldier of fortune cleans up the mess he's stumbled into amid the cornfields of the Midwest. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NEVER GO BACK by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher, who accurately observes that 'I trained myself...to turn fear into aggression.'"
Jack Reacher pokes a head into his old D.C. office, and things promptly go ballistic. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KILLER YEAR by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"An anthology so worthwhile that it comes within an eyelash of deserving the hyperbole Child (Bad Luck and Trouble, 2007, etc.) heaps on it in his introduction."
Sixteen shades of noir, all interesting, some compelling. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHT SCHOOL by Lee Child
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"For the first time in 20 books, the man-mountain Reacher, and the story around him, moves like a lug."
Jack Reacher finds himself involved in a race to stop a major terrorist operation. Read full book review >