In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.
"Best work yet!"
Susan Mark's plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan...from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.<
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs, mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. Riding the subway in New York at 2:00 in the morning, Reacher knows the 12 giveaway signs to look out for. Watching one of his fellow passengers, he becomes sharply aware: one by one, she ticks off every bulletpoint on his list.
"getting a bit same-ish"
One of the best things about having parents who own a candy store is getting to be an official taste-tester. When her dad brings home Magical Glow-in-the-Dark Chewing Gum, Stella can’t wait to try it out - especially since her younger sister is already blowing bubbles and making magic-gum wishes that come true. Except the gum seems to bring Stella bad luck. First she can’t even blow a bubble, and then she falls asleep chewing a piece of gum that ends up wadded in her hair, resulting in a drastic haircut. And now her best friend, Willa, announces she’s moving clear across the country!
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. Reacher knows the 12 giveaway signs to look out for. Riding the subway at two o'clock in the morning, he comes sharply aware: one by one, a fellow passenger ticks off every bulletpoint on his list. So begins the new heart-stopping new thriller starring today's most admired action hero.
"another great from lee child"
Morgan (McFactoid) McCracken spews random (but fascinating) facts whenever he gets flustered. As if that's not enough to warrant getting picked on, Morgan actually has to shave! And that's too much for Brad Buckholtz, a witless bully who constantly beats up Morgan. As an aspiring inventor, Morgan figures if he can just come up with a product that will stop his facial hair from growing, then Buckholtz will no longer have a reason to pummel him.
"What a Delight"
"Itchy Feet" was the term Kathy's mother used to describe the behavior of Kathy's father, Robert. It is a deep drive to go, tour, sojourn, to be a rover, a nomad, or to wander. It is a drive that makes you feel you must go; that you will die if you do not. Robert's "itchy feet" made him unpredictable and easily misunderstood. Kathy reserves judgment and shares stories of the man as she knew him - from her childhood to his mysterious end. A series of heartfelt anecdotes about one man's life and choices reveals the spirit beneath the eccentricity.