The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, May 16, 2006 - Fiction - 304 pages
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair.

In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth—and save two innocent lives—is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way….

Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance—because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer’s past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He’s beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he’s already in way too deep to stop now.
 

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Another fast paced, action packed, page turner. - Goodreads
great action/plot/twists, etc - extreme violence. - Goodreads
Loved my introduction to Jack Reacher! - Goodreads
Child is so unique as a writer and story teller. - Goodreads
Ending still kind of just happens though. - Goodreads
Action packed and full of bravado - great page turner. - Goodreads

Review: The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10)

User Review  - Vignesh Holmes - Goodreads

Lee child's Jack Reacher is back to work out his hard way to solve the mystery.!!! plot starts off with a man called Lane hiring Reacher to find his missing wife and daughter. Story started intriguing ... Read full review

Review: The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10)

User Review  - Ret Yeager - Goodreads

Typical Jack Reacher book. Easy quick read with enough mystery to keep my interest but not the best Lee Child or Jack Reacher book. Maybe not enough action, maybe a little too unrealistic how Reacher figured out the mystery. Read full review

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Lee Child is the author of ten Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, and One Shot, which has been optioned for a major motion picture by Paramount Pictures. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in thirty-nine territories. Child, a native of England and former television writer, lives in New York City, where he is at work on his eleventh Jack Reacher thriller.


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