by Lee Child
Category: Crime, Mystery & Thrillers / Thrillers
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 3 February 2000
Number of pages: 544
Digging swimming pools in Key West, Florida, Jack Reacher is as tanned and as fit as he's ever been. Being invisible has become a habit. So when a private detective comes nosing around and asking questions, Reacher is not pleased. Especially when he later finds the guy dead. With his fingertips sliced off. Why was he so determined to find him?
Child's regular protagonist, ex-military policeman Jack Reacher, is living an unusually quiet life in Florida's Key West. When a private detective starts asking questions about him then turns up dead with his fingertips sliced off, Reacher realizes it is time to move on. Soon he is up to his neck in lethal trouble (as in Child's excellent thrillers Die Trying and Killing Floor) involving a vicious Wall Street manipulator, a mysterious woman and the livelihood of a whole community. The author prides himself that, as an Englishman, he writes American thrillers which are utterly convincing in milieu and toughness of action, without a trace of English sensibility. This novel is no exception. (Kirkus UK)
What the papers say:
..".crisp prose, intriguing protagonist and skill in storytelling... Suspense fiction doesn't get much better than this."
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