ISBN 9780553818116,Nothing To Lose

Nothing To Lose


Lee Child


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9780553818116

ISBN-10 0553818112


Number of Pages 544 Pages
Language (English)

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Two small towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can't find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four redneck deputies who want to run him out of town. nMistake. They're picking on the wrong guy. Jack Reacher is a big man, and he's in shape. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing, except bloody-minded curiosity. What is the secret the locals seem so keen to hide?nA hard man is good to find. Ex-military cop Reacher is today's most addictive hero. Now he pulls on a tiny loose thread, to unravel conspiracies that expose the most shocking truths. Because, after all, Jack Reacher has nothing to lose. About the Author Lee Child is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. He now divides his time between New York and France. All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former US military cop and maverick drifter, and all have been big international bestsellers. Table of Contents A cert to be a number one bestseller.....A version of western, of course: the drifter who comes to town, sorts out the bad guys, and moves on. ..He makes what he does seem simple. If it is, though, it's strange that nobody else has managed it so well.,Follows in the great Philip Marlowe pulp tradition,nuanced with a dash of Rambo and Bruce Willis...Reacher is a moody, modern outsider figure, one of the great antiheroes...a liberal intellectual with machismo, and arms the size of Popeye's.,Classic Child...brilliantly paced ... his tough-but-fair creation, Jack Reacher, both a man's man and a ladies' man, proves once again that he's also his own man. And no one is going to get in his way.,Slots a series of bone-crunching brawls into a surprisingly sinuous and zeitgeisty plot...delivers emotional depth, and Reacher's bare-knuckle sleuthing certainly keeps the adrenalin up.,A high-testosterone adventure with a thoughtful nod to what is going on in Iraq...a page turner. Thrilling.,Reacher fans will love it - it's all storming compounds, breaking hearts and not bothering to take names, taking justice into his own hands and to hell with the wos'name. ..a solid inter-Bond-film substitute.,Child has perfected Reacher's controlled, spare always, there's lots of bonecrunching and nose-smashing, yet the violence never feels gratuitous.,An unusually political novel, this is as gripping and readable as any in the Reacher series.,It's a testament to Lee Child's superb story-telling skills that...the interest doesn't flag for an instant...Like Reacher, Child doesn't do things by halves.,Gripping and addictive...Reacher's stripped-down life is echoed by Lee Child's lean and spare prose.,One of the genre's most enduring heroes. Tough, solitary, righteous and incorruptible, [Reacher] harks back to another great fictional detective, Philip Marlowe.,A new Jack Reacher novel arrives as the year's first red-hot beach book...the success of these books rests partly on the big, hulking shoulders of their charismatic of the most enduring action heroes on the American landscape.,This haunting, stand-alone novel is a subtler work than Child's previous output and offers a sensitively handled romantic sub-plot to boot.