Author(s): Lee Child
Jack Reacher is back. The countdown has begun. Get ready for the most exciting 61 hours of your life. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child¿s latest thriller is a ticking time bomb of suspense that builds electric tension on every page. Sixty-one hours. Not a minute to spare. A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she¿s going to live long enough to testify, she¿ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses. Reacher¿s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed¿but so is the woman whose life he¿ll risk his own to save. In 61 Hours, Lee Child has written a showdown thriller with an explosive ending that readers will talk about for a long time to come.
Winner of the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year prize, starring today's most admired action hero, the gallant and enigmatic loner Jack Reacher.
Winner of Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2011. Shortlisted for CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2010.
"Child has somehow forged that magical grail: a new and believable hero. Reacher is strong, tall, principled and a quiet master in unarmed combat. But he's also a wizard at determining likelihoods, at extrapolating miniscule details and thus forming chains of inferred logic... celebrate the achievement of giving us addicts a new and mesmerising fix, when we thought all the heroes had been written" -- Euan Ferguson Observer "It is always a pleasure to read another Jack Reacher novel. A kind of highlight of the year, really. There is only one downside. It's all the other people hanging around your house saying things like, "Oy! Haven't you finished with the Reacher yet?" -- Andy Martin Independent "Reacher is an iconic modern thriller hero: the ultimate loner... won't disappoint the British-born Child's millions of fans... Fast, compelling and with that nugget of poignancy that sets the hero apart" Daily Mail "Explodes into one of the best thrillers I've read for ages. Lee Child is a Brit who has managed to becomes more American than most US authors... 61 Hours is destined to do big things... Superb stuff!" Independent on Sunday "This is the first of Lee Child's popular Jack Reacher novels I've read. I'd assumed they were merely the macho adventures of a boneheaded lone wolf: lots of guns and explosions and little to occupy the mind. Well, I was wrong: there's also an abundance of intelligence and surprise. 61 Hours is a first-class thriller... Child delivers it brilliantly" Mail on Sunday
Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher. He won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year prize with 61 Hours. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America. Visit www.jackreacher.co.uk