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Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

Random House Publishing Group | September 2, 2014 | Hardcover

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel is rated 3.9524 out of 5 by 21.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from 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 G8 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 Personal
 
“The best one yet.”—Stephen King
 
“Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.”—The Washington Post
 
“Yet another satisfying page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Reacher is always up for a good fight, most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot, 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey. But it’s Reacher the Teacher who wows here.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
 
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.”—Ken Follett
 
“Reacher’s just one of fiction’s great mysterious strangers.”Maxim
 
“If you like fast-moving thrillers, you’ll want to take a look at this one.”—John Sandford
 
“Fans won’t be disappointed by this suspense-filled, riveting thriller.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.”Booklist
 
“Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system.”Kirkus Reviews

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.3 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

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great read jack reacher does it again. love his story line
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Personal The detailing in this book is phenomenal Many times I am distracted by an occurrence alluded to in a story, and am distracted by wondering about what the character is thinking I enjoyed the descriptions of Jacks past experience, and current actions Hang around with Jack long enough and self defence won't be an issue
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best This one is definitely better than the rest, in my opinion anyway. More intriguing in plot. Not too much of Reacher can do everything by himself as a one man army...
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Personal I got addicted to the jack reacher series Although up until 4 years ago I never read, maybe 3 books in my life, I would just like to say a big thank you to Lee, for inspiring the reader within me, bring on the next book :-)
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Personal VIew Another great ride, with Reacher using his intelligence with the same speed as his fists! Loved it!
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Out of the Country Enjoyed the idea of Reachers methods being used in another country. Amazing he gets away with it. An interesting idea and some interesting twists.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Personal Love the Reacher series. Personal did not disapoint. Love the action, suspense and the humour. I am alway happy when I can't guess the ending.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Jack Reacher Noval Personal Jack always getss into some terable scrapes but ggetting away with delling with bad people his way leave them where they lie. Old desk jocks sould just retire . A bullet makes you lose the retirment funds.
Date published: 2014-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Personal My least favourite Reacher book and I've read them all.
Date published: 2014-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read One I couldn't put down,
Date published: 2014-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Another great Reacher story...a steady page turner...made up for the lousy short story that preceded it.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reader Excellent read.
Date published: 2014-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Personal Good, but not Child's best, not even close. I am huge fan, have read everything he has written. This one needed a better character development model, particularly as regards the villain.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Personal As always couldn't put the book down
Date published: 2014-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Personal Good read. Proper ending.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Personal - A Jack Reacher Novel I enjoyed this book, just as I have all the previous Reacher books. For some reason - I can't put my finger on it - it just didn't grab me like the earlier books in the series.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Personal - A Jack Reacher Novel It's a long wait for a mediocre book. It might be time to retire Jack or maybe Lee.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Personal Not one of the strongest efforts
Date published: 2014-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Another great read from the master!
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Personal Bit disappointed,compared to other Jack Reacher novels. Took me a long time to get into it. Almost quit reading in the beginning
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reader Lee Child as we know and love him. Another page-turner up to the last page. Waiting for more to come.
Date published: 2014-09-29

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Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 368 pages, 9.25 × 6.3 × 1.3 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 sardonic tone between the lines. The editorials ar
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Jack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from 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 G8 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 Personal
 
“The best one yet.”—Stephen King
 
“Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.”—The Washington Post
 
“Yet another satisfying page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Reacher is always up for a good fight, most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot, 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey. But it’s Reacher the Teacher who wows here.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
 
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.”—Ken Follett
 
“Reacher’s just one of fiction’s great mysterious strangers.”Maxim
 
“If you like fast-moving thrillers, you’ll want to take a look at this one.”—John Sandford
 
“Fans won’t be disappointed by this suspense-filled, riveting thriller.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.”Booklist
 
“Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system.”Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten 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

“The best one yet.”—Stephen King
 
“Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . [Lee] Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.”—The Washington Post
 
“Yet another satisfying page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“Reacher is always up for a good fight, most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot, 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey. But it’s Reacher the Teacher who wows here.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
 
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.”—Ken Follett
 
“Reacher’s just one of fiction’s great mysterious strangers.”Maxim
 
“If you like fast-moving thrillers, you’ll want to take a look at this one.”—John Sandford
 
“Fans won’t be disappointed by this suspense-filled, riveting thriller.”Library Journal (starred review)
 
“Child is the alpha dog of thriller writers, each new book zooming to the top of best-seller lists with the velocity of a Reacher head butt.”Booklist
 
“Every Reacher novel delivers a jolt to the nervous system.”Kirkus Reviews