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Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

Random House Publishing Group | September 2, 2014 | Hardcover |

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Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child.
 
You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher-and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.
 
Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott-an American marksman gone bad-is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.
 
If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they're facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses-and no backup if they're caught. All the while Reacher can't stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won't let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice.
 
Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.
 
Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series
 
"Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching."-Associated Press
 
"The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going."-NPR
 
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."-Entertainment Weekly
 
"The truth about Reacher gets better and better."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
"If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan."-Chicago Tribune
 
"[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . with Child, you can always count on furious action."-The Miami Herald
 
"Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."-Kirkus Reviews

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804178747

ISBN - 13: 9780804178747

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Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 1.18 in

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0804178747

ISBN - 13: 9780804178747

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Chapter 1   Eight days ago my life was an up and down affair. Some of it good. Some of it not so good. Most of it uneventful. Long slow periods of nothing much, with occasional bursts of something. Like the army itself. Which is how they found me. You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely.   They started looking two days after some guy took a shot at the president of France. I saw it in the paper. A long--range attempt with a rifle. In Paris. Nothing to do with me. I was six thousand miles away, in California, with a girl I met on a bus. She wanted to be an actor. I didn’t. So after forty--eight hours in LA she went one way and I went the other. Back on the bus, first to San Francisco for a couple of days, and then to Portland, Oregon, for three more, and then onward to Seattle. Which took me close to Fort Lewis, where two women in uniform got out of the bus. They left an Army Times behind, one day old, right there on the seat across the aisle.   The Army Times is a strange old paper. It started up before World War Two and is still going strong, every week, full of yesterday’s news and sundry how--to articles, like the headline staring up at me right then: New Rules! Changes for Badges and Insignia! Plus Four More Uniform Changes On The Way! Legend has it the news is yesterday’s because it’s copied secondhand from old AP summaries, but if you read the words sideways you sometimes hear a real
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Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child.
 
You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher-and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.
 
Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott-an American marksman gone bad-is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he's out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G-8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.
 
If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they're facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses-and no backup if they're caught. All the while Reacher can't stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won't let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice.
 
Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.
 
Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series
 
"Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching."-Associated Press
 
"The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going."-NPR
 
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."-Entertainment Weekly
 
"The truth about Reacher gets better and better."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
"If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan."-Chicago Tribune
 
"[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . with Child, you can always count on furious action."-The Miami Herald
 
"Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."-Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, nine of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series
 
"Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching."-Associated Press
 
"The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going."-NPR
 
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."-Entertainment Weekly
 
"The truth about Reacher gets better and better."-Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
"If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series, you're not a thriller fan."-Chicago Tribune
 
"[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . with Child, you can always count on furious action."-The Miami Herald
 
"Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."-Kirkus Reviews
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