Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 2, 2014 - Fiction - 353 pages
23 Reviews
#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

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

Listened to the audio book. At the beginning, I thought maybe Dick Hill had been ill, he sounded very old suddenly. But things smoothed out, although the different accents were a little grating. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

This was a typical Reacher, only this time based mainly overseas, so he has to work within, or without, other laws and jurisdictions. Because of his history with a killer, who had been put away ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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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