Nothing To Lose (Jack Reacher #12)
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Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher can't find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. They're picking on the wrong guy.
Reacher is a hard man. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity. What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide?
With just one ally--a mysterious woman cop from Hope--and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge--a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?
The double number one bestseller..
"A cert to be a number one bestseller... A version of western, of course: the drifter who comes to town, sorts out the bad guys, and moves on... He makes what he does seem simple. If it is, though, it's strange that nobody else has managed it so well" -- David Sexton Evening Standard "Follows in the great Philip Marlowe pulp tradition, nuanced with a dash of Rambo and Bruce Willis... Reacher is a moody, modern outsider figure, one of the great antiheroes... a liberal intellectual with machismo, and arms the size of Popeye's" Independent "Classic Child... brilliantly paced... his tough-but-fair creation, Jack Reacher, both a man's man and a ladies' man, proves once again that he's also his own man. And no one is going to get in his way" Mirror "Slots a series of bone-crunching brawls into a surprisingly sinuous and zeitgeisty plot... delivers emotional depth, and Reacher's bare-knuckle sleuthing certainly keeps the adrenalin up" Financial Times "A high-testosterone adventure with a thoughtful nod to what is going on in Iraq... a page turner. Thrilling" Observer
Lee Child is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. He now divides his time between New York and France. All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former US military cop and maverick drifter, and all have been big international bestsellers.