Author(s): Lee Child
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"Compulsively readable."--The Wall Street Journal
"Don't pick up this] Jack Reacher novel if you don't have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down. . . . Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel."--Associated Press
There's deadly trouble in the corn county of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it's the unsolved, decades-old case of a missing child that Reacher can't let go.
The Duncans want Reacher gone--and it's not just past secrets they're trying to hide. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they're just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that's bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible.
"A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers."--The Washington Post
"Still the thinking man's action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room."--The Seattle Times
"This series is about as good as pop fiction gets."--The Miami Herald
Following on from the cliffhanger ending of 61 Hours, Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write, and only Jack Reacher could survive. Includes first three chapters of the new Reacher thriller, The Affair.
Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010.
"A sequel to the terrific 61 Hours (try to read it first)... one of the great storytellers of the thriller genre" The Times "His is an ironclad storytelling ethos, a gift for narrative that grips like the proverbial vice... Reacher, as ever, is sui generis - a violent force for good set down by the author to eliminate evil and move on. But what counts is Child's ability to keep the reader turning the pages. If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all" Independent "As a warrior who lacks a car, credit card, phone or weapon of his own, and has no continuing human ties or home, he is even more of a lone, denuded outsider than Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Both are avengers who play on our atavistic instincts: when we cheer their lethal justice - if we do - we're acknowledging the pull of a primitive hatred that demands death and can't wait, scornful of the protracted pussyfooting of the law" The Sunday Times "Worth queuing up for" Sun "Explosive as ever" Daily Mirror
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.He won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year prize for 61 Hours. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America. Visit www.jackreacher.co.uk