A Wanted Man Paperback
by Lee Child
Part of the Jack Reacher series
When you're as big and rough as Jack Reacher - and you have a badly set, freshly busted nose - it isn't easy to hitch a ride.
At last, he's picked up by three strangers - two men and a woman.
Within minutes it becomes clear they're all lying about everything - and there's a police roadblock ahead.
There has been an incident, and the cops are looking for the bad guys...Will they get through because the three are innocene? Or because the three are now four? Is Reacher just a decoy? "He could take out Bond, Dirty Harry, Jason Bourne and Ethan Hunt with both hands tied behind his back. And then sleep with their girlfriends two at a time before getting the last bus out of town". (Sun).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 23/05/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780553825527
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Review by adpaton
This is the first Jack Reacher book I read - I keep confusing Lee Child with James Lee Burke [don't judge me] and I thought he might be too American for me. Ironic considering he's actually English, which might be one of the reasons I found this such a comfortable read.Former military policeman Jack Reacher, now something of an eccentric drifter making his vague way to Virginia, gets a lift with three people claiming they are returning from a team-building session. Nothing is as it seems however and Jack realises the men in the car are lying to him and the woman is a hostage.Tremendously exciting - it might not be great literature but it is a great thriller.
Review by JohnFair
This is the first Jack Reacher I've read and I have to admit that I'm probably not the target audience. It's not that I didn't like the story, or Jack himself (OK, not that keen on him), but I just don't like some of the hoops that Reacher is put through, or the way he survives what would generally be unsurvivable situations but I doubt Child'd loosing any sleep over my disinterest :-)