Search Results: "Lee Child"


BOOK REVIEW

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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KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 17, 1997

"Despite the crude, tough-naif narration, debut novelist Child serves up a big, rangy plot, menace as palpable as a ticking bomb, and enough battered corpses to make an undertaker grin."
Welcome to Margrave, Georgia—but don't get too attached to the townsfolk, who are either in on a giant conspiracy, or hurtling toward violent deaths, or both. Read full book review >

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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

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

PERSUADER by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 13, 2003

"Wily plotting, swift pacing, mordant wit: Child is one skillful writer."
Surprise tops nasty surprise when former MP Jack Reacher stalks a nemesis from the past. 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 >

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 >

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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 >

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ONE SHOT by Lee Child
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 21, 2005

"Par for the series: canny plotting, tight prose, swift tempo."
Reacher's back and Child's got him tracking a complex case, springing surprises and dispatching a nasty crew in a punishing finish. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >