Never Go Back (with bonus novella High Heat): A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child

Never Go Back (with bonus novella High Heat): A Jack Reacher Novel

byLee Child

Kobo ebook | September 3, 2013


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Never go back—but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is a novel of action-charged suspense starring “one of the best thriller characters at work today” (*Newsweek*).
Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.
Reacher is there to meet—in person—the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.
But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.
When threatened, you can run or fight.
Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.
Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his paces—and makes him question who he is, what he’s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

Don’t miss Lee Child’s short story “High Heat” and an excerpt from Lee Child's Night School in the back of the book.

Praise for Never Go Back
“A breathless cross-country spree . . . some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done . . . Child’s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, Never Go Back, may be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore.”**—Janet Maslin, The New York Times**
“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. He has a talent for taking material that in the hands of other authors would be stale and making it seem fresh. . . . Tight and compelling . . . Never Go Back is one of Child’s best novels.”**—Associated Press**
“An adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller . . . impossible to put down.”***—Lansing State Journal***
“The dialogue has never been sharper. . . . The pages turn themselves.”***—San Antonio Express-News***

“For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher.”**—*Kirkus Reviews* (starred review)**
“Brilliant . . . Child never, ever slips. He keeps the action cranking better than anyone, but, best of all, he keeps us guessing about Reacher.”**—*Booklist* (starred review)**
“One of the best in the series.”**—*Publishers Weekly* (starred review)**

Title:Never Go Back (with bonus novella High Heat): A Jack Reacher NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 3, 2013Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0440339375

ISBN - 13:9780440339373

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Go Back Good book. Wish I had become familiar with the series before I saw the movie. Will definitely read more but I just cant get Tom Cruise out of my head.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fair This did not read like the previous Reached books.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reacher back in the army Classic Reacher action when he calls on his old regiment and gets conscripted back to face trumped up charges.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Go Back One of the best Lee Child's novels to date, Jack Reacher is alive and well in this page turner!!
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Go Back Only Reacher can turn a potential date into an escapee from military holding cell. Thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Jack Reacher's days as CO of 110th MP division before his retirement. To come back and find himself reenlisted to face trial for a crime he doesn't remember, demands for child support for a 15 yr old girl in California are all part of a great reading experience. One of my favorite Reacher novels to date.
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never go Back Haven't met a Reacher novel that has let me down...
Date published: 2014-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never go Back I really in joyed reading the book, quite spellbinding page turn, I can't wait to see what the future hold for Jack reacher!
Date published: 2014-05-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never go Back The Jack Reacher books keep you on your toes, always guessing whats going to happen next. great read. well written. i very much enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never Go Back Another riveting roller coaster ride with Jack Reacher , Following a trail only his logic could make.p
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never Go Back Good story line and characters....
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never Go Back Good story line and characters....
Date published: 2014-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not his best Kind of boring
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It is what it is Look, I watch Cosmos. I browse Nature. I'm also a Jack Reacher fan. This book doesn't bring in any of his old friends from the 110th, but it's a satisfying couple hours of a man's man beating justice into bad guys. How do you not appreciate that?
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great book A great book to read during this long cold winter
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jack Reacher Fabulous as usual. Could not put it down, so thanks for making me take a sick day to finish it. Please keep them coming!
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good read. Call ME pedantic, but the constant representation of A-or-B outcome as being 50-50 drove me nuts
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never go back This is one of his best
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never go back Good read, over too fast though. Kind of wish Sam WAS his daughter, I liked her! When's the next book out?
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Never go back I had read every single book by Lee Child and this is not one of his best. As usual, Lee peeled away the layers of the story and the story climaxed when the conspiracy was revealed. However, this time, I feel that the storyline was not as good as Lee's previous works. The sense of urgency was not as intense.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never go back Another fine Reacher book.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Always great escapist reading Never Go Back is the 18th book featuring Lee Child's iconic recurring character Jack Reacher. Reacher Creatures everywhere have been waiting to see if Jack will at last get to meet Susan, the voice on the other end of the phone line. Jack is former Military Police. Now, he criss crosses the country, with no home, no luggage and nowhere to be. What Jack does seem to find is trouble - or I should say it finds him. For the last few books, Jack has been making his way to Virginia to meet Susan, who now leads his old unit. In Never Go Back he finally makes it there. But Susan isn't behind the desk as Jack had imagined. Instead, she's been arrested and locked up for a serious crime. And the guy behind the desk now? Well, he hits Jack with a one/two punch. Jack's to be held as well, facing military charges from an event far in his past. He's been reinstated in the army at his former rank while awaiting his military trial. But rather than wait for that to play out, Jack instead decides to take matters into his own hands.......'Cause all he really wanted to do was ask Susan out to dinner...... Child has again come up with a plot that holds the reader's attention and lets Jack do his thing - government shenanigans, bad guys and lots of action. Memorable scenes are Jack fighting with his hands behind his back and quietly taking care of business - on an airplane. Lee Child has created a character that appeals to all readers, men and women. He's the quintessential hard boiled hero. No backing down and tough as nails. He has a firm moral compass, carefully delineated lines on what's right and wrong, but has no problem using questionable methods to get to the bottom of things. He's big, strong, smart and....well.... kinda sexy too. I liked the insight that Jack himself provides into his character in this book - being the lone wolf as it were.... "I think ninety-nine of us grow up to love the campfire, and one grows up to hate it. Ninety-nine of us grow up to fear the howling wolf and one grows up to envy it. And I'm that guy." I've heard some other readers complain that they wish Jack's life would move on. I don't - I'm quite happy to pick up the latest Reacher book and know that Jack is gonna kick some butt - again. And then head on down the road. Child writes pure escapist novels - and this reader is happy to go along for the ride. Reacher is a white knight in rumpled clothes with his toothbrush in his back pocket and his thumb stuck out for a ride. Do yourself a favour - pick up Jack and settle in for a great read.
Date published: 2013-09-30