Chief Inspector Wexford's sixteenth case centers on a teenaged African girl, the child of a prosperous doctor, who is found in a shallow grave in her quiet English suburb. By the author of
For Dr. David Beck, the loss was shattering. And every day for the past eight years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The gleaming lake. The pale moonlight. The piercing screams. The night his wife was taken. The last night he saw her alive.Everyone tells him it's time to move on, to forget the past once and for all. But for David Beck, there can be no closure. A message has appeared on his computer, a phrase only he and his dead wife know. Suddenly Beck is taunted with the impossible that somewhere, somehow, Elizabeth is alive.Beck has been warned to tell no one. And he doesn't. Instead, he runs from the people he trusts the most, plunging headlong into a search for the shadowy figure whose messages hold out a desperate hope.But already Beck is being hunted down. He's headed straight into the heart of a dark and deadly secret and someone intends to stop him before he gets there.From the Hardcover edition.
Marine archaeologist Jack Howard, accompanied by a team of scientists and ex-Special Forces comandos, embarks on a search for the site of the fabled city of Atlantis, unaware that a ruthless adversary, is lurking in the background, and uncovers the shocking truth about a lost world, a secret that could have devastating repercussions for the modern world. Original.
NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of Florida, from the author hailed as the best thriller writer alive by Ken Follett We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption. But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout United States history. And now he wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. When the case is assigned to Lacy, she immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else. Praise for The Whistler [A] main character [whos] a seriously appealing woman . . . a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption . . . a strong and frightening sense of place . . . [John Grishams] on his game. --Janet Maslin, The New York Times [John Grisham is] our guide to the byways and backwaters of our legal system, superb in particular at ferreting out its vulnerabilities and dramatizing their abuse in gripping style. --USA Today Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy. --The New York Times Book Review
Investigating his girlfriend's mysterious disappearance, Will Klein learns that she is somehow tied to his brother's death, and he becomes increasingly disturbed when he realizes that everyone he loves is harboring dark secrets.
GET READY FOR THE MOST EXCITING COUNT-DOWN OF YOUR LIFE HOUR SIXTY-ONE Icy winter in South Dakota. A bus skids and crashes in a gathering storm. On the back seat: Jack Reacher, hitching a ride to nowhere. A life without baggage has many advantages. And disadvantages too, like facing the arctic cold without a coat.
HOUR THIRTY-ONE A small town is threatened by sinister forces. One brave woman is standing up for justice.If she's going to live to testify, she'll need help from a man like Reacher.Because there's a killercoming for her.
HOUR ZERO Has Reacher finally met his match? He doesn't want to put the world to rights. He just doesn't like people who put it to wrongs.
Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. Riding the subway in New York at two o'clock in the morning, Reacher knows the twelve 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.
John Grisham has a new hero . . . and shes full of surprises The year is 2008 and Samantha Kofers career at a huge Wall Street law firm is on the fast track--until the recession hits and she gets downsized, furloughed, escorted out of the building. Samantha, though, is one of the lucky associates. Shes offered an opportunity to work at a legal aid clinic for one year without pay, after which there would be a slim chance that shed get her old job back.
In a matter of days Samantha moves from Manhattan to Brady, Virginia, population 2,200, in the heart of Appalachia, a part of the world she has only read about. Mattie Wyatt, lifelong Brady resident and head of the towns legal aid clinic, is there to teach her how to help real people with real problems. For the first time in her career, Samantha prepares a lawsuit, sees the inside of an actual courtroom, gets scolded by a judge, and receives threats from locals who arent so thrilled to have a big-city lawyer in town. And she learns that Brady, like most small towns, harbors some big secrets.
Her new job takes Samantha into the murky and dangerous world of coal mining, where laws are often broken, rules are ignored, regulations are flouted, communities are divided, and the land itself is under attack from Big Coal. Violence is always just around the corner, and within weeks Samantha finds herself engulfed in litigation that turns deadly.
'It's said that a Jack Reacher novel is bought every four seconds somewhere in the world. Lee Child's genius has been to create a tough guy hero that men will envy and women will adore' Daily Express After an epic and interrupted journey all the way from the snows of South Dakota, Jack Reacher has finally made it to Virginia. His destination: a sturdy stone building a short bus ride from Washington D.C., the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. It was the closest thing to a home he ever had.
Why? He wants to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner. He liked her voice on the phone. But the officer sitting behind Reacher's old desk isn't a woman. Why is Susan Turner not there?
What Reacher doesn't expect is what comes next. He himself is in big trouble, accused of a sixteen-year-old homicide. And he certainly doesn't expect to hear these words: 'You're back in the army, Major. And your ass is mine.' Will he be sorry he went back? Or - will someone else?
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINE Stephen King calls Jack Reacher the coolest continuing series character--and now hes back in this masterly new thriller from Lee Child. Why is this town called Mothers Rest? Thats all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. Its a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal. Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and theres something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long hes plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way--right back to where he started, in Mothers Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine. Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reachers rule is: If you want me to stop, youre going to have to make me. Praise for Make Me Childs Reacher series has hit Book No. 20 with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee. Everything about it, starting with Reachers nose for bad news, is as strong as ever. . . . The big guys definitely on the upswing. The guy who writes about him is too. --Janet Maslin, The New York Times Another winner . . . Theres a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre: He can take all these strange elements and clichés and make them compelling and original. --Associated Press A superb thriller. --New York Daily News Childs complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) Ive read all twenty of Lee Childs novels. Maybe theres something wrong with me. But I cant wait for the twenty-first. --Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker [The Reacher series] is the current gold standard in the genre. . . . In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty; the total knockout. -- Dayton Daily News Child serves up wingding plots, pithy dialogue, extraordinary background on intriguing topics, and cunningly constructed suspense. But what keeps us coming back--by the millions--is the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything. -- The Oregonian A dark thriller . . . Lee Childs Make Me, the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series, delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author: interesting characters, tight plots and page-turning action. . . . Readers wont be disappointed. --Minneapolis Star Tribune Jack Reacher is back. . . . Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again. -- LibraryReads (Top Ten Pick) The reigning champ ups the ante. -- Booklist (starred review)
Never forgive, never forget.
Jack Reacher lives for the moment. Without a home. Without commitment. But he has a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past.
Never apologize. Never explain.
When Reacher witnesses a brutal kidnap attempt, he takes the law into his own hands. But a cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?
With six shots, five people were dead and one heartland city is thrown into terror. But the cops have it solved. It is a slam-dunk case, except that the accused man claims: "You got the wrong guy". After that, all he'll say is: "Get Reacher for me." Jack Reacher lives off the grid. What could connect the ex-military cop to this obvious psychopath?
The events of 9/11 changed Jack Reacher's drifter life in a practical way. So when a member of his old Army unit manages to get a message to him, he knows it has to be deadly serious. The Special Investigators always watched each other's backs. Now he must put the old unit back together. Someone has killed one of them, and he can't let that go.
Has Jack Reacher finally met his match?
61 Hours ended with Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him.
Was that really the end of the road for the maverick loner?
Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write - a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The incomparable hero of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes readers to school in his most explosive novel yet. After eleven straight global #1 bestsellers, discover the thrillers that The New York Times calls utterly addictive. Dont miss a sneak peek of Lee Childs new novel, The Midnight Line, in the back of the book. Its 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night hes off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind. Two other men are in the classroom--an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there. Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor--a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: The American wants a hundred million dollars. For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they dont get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism. From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law. Praise for Night School The prose is crisp and clean, and the fighting is realistic. . . . This latest installment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting (Hamburg), a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution. -- The New Yorker Another timely tour de force . . . The taut thriller is textbook [Lee] Child: fast-paced and topical with a ripped from the headlines feel. --Minneapolis Star-Tribune As gripping as ever. -- The Florida Times-Union Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series Reacher [is] one of this centurys most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes. --The Washington Post
When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a cold blooded murder. All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case. The chief suspect is desperate to see her but when she arrives at the local police station she is met with a horrifying sight - he lies dead in his cell, the words 'Not me' scrawled across the walls...
Twenty-two years after the bombing of a Mississippi law office in which Marvin Kramer's two sons died, Klan member Sam Cayhill, the accused killer, has nearly exhausted his death row appeals, until young lawyer Adam Hall takes the case
Jack Reacher comes to the aid of Edward Lane, the head of an illegal soldiers-for-hire operation, who enlists Reacher's assistance to find and stop a kidnapper who has abducted Lane's wife and child.
When a judge returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste in a small Mississippi town, the company's billionaire owner seeks to influence the appeal process by using his money to "buy" a seat on the state Supreme Court.
Jack Reacher takes a call reporting a dead soldier found in a sleazy motel used by local hookers. The dead man is a two-star general on a secret mission. When Reacher goes to the general's house to break the news, he finds a battered corpse: the general's wife.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Will Trent hides the facts about his undercover mission to infiltrate a drug and prostitution ring from his girlfriend, Sara Linton, when the stakes prove higher than any he has yet encountered.
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from a superb craftsman of suspense ( Entertainment Weekly ). Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesnt get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, Whats one extra day? He takes the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now theyre stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. Its a strange place, but its all there is. The next morning, in the city clerks office, Reacher asks about the old family home. Hes told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. Hes always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place? As Reacher explores his fathers life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly. Dont miss a sneak peek of Lee Childs novel Blue Moon in the back of the book. Praise for Past Tense Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted. -- The New York Times Book Review [Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher. -- The Atlantic Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring characters roots, and Childs spare prose continues to set a very high bar. -- Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review) Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors. -- Booklist (starred review) With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike. -- Library Journal (starred review)
For the first time since "A Time to Kill", Grisham returns to Ford County, Mississippi - a place rich in colourful characters and dark family secrets. This time he tells the story of a dying judge who leaves his dissolute sons three million dollars in used bank notes.