The Hard Way: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, May 16, 2006 - Fiction - 384 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Bad Luck and Trouble.

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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User Review  - KatKealy - LibraryThing

It was okay, but not as good as most of the Jack Reacher books, since he was SO stupid in it. I figured out what was going on really early and he's normally smart. Jack Reacher is rarely the character you want to smack for not seeing the obvious. Glad most of the books show him as a smarter person. Read full review

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User Review  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

Jack Reacher strikes again. This time he's taken on for a job from a shady employer and he finds himself looking for a kidnapped wife as well as checking his backtrail. Snappy adventure from a dependable writer. Read full review

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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.

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