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The edge-of-your-seat, heart-in-mouth new Jack Reacher thriller for 2020 - his 25th adventure. No one's bigger than Jack Reacher.

Jack Reacher gets off the bus in a sleepy no-name town outside Nashville, Tennessee. He plans to grab a cup of coffee and move right along.

Not going to happen.

The town has been shut down by a cyber attack. At the centre of it all, whether he likes it or not, is Rusty Rutherford. He's an average IT guy, but he knows more than he thinks.

As the bad guys move in on Rusty, Reacher moves in on them....

And now that Rusty knows he's protected, he's never going to leave the big man's side.

Reacher might just have to stick around and find out what the hell's gone wrong...and then put it right, like only he can.

©2020 Lee Child, Andrew Child (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of." (Ken Follett)

"If you haven't read any Jack Reacher, you have a treat in store...a hitchhiker without a phone, a one-man force for good." (The Times)

"A contemporary version of a knight in shining armour...Reacher is a mythic figure." (Literary Review)

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Fast-paced Action Triller

Another fast-paced and action-packed episode in the Jack Reacher series. In this plot, the protagonist vagabond reaches a town near Tennessee and helps rescue an IT manager with his trademark actions. The IT manager has been fired from his job after a cyberattack on the town's IT network locking down all of the town's data and information. As the duo tries to investigate the cybercrime, they stumble upon the nefarious plan by Russian intelligence, who have their secrets hidden in the files of the town's servers that they either want to retrieve or stash away permanently. What follows is a nail-biting and roller coaster drama of events as Jack Reacher and the IT Manager with some trusted collaborators attempt to unfold the secrets of the servers and expose the perpetrators.  The book is indeed a page-turner and keeps the reader on the edge of their seats.  With this 25th book in the series of Jack Reacher being co-authored by his Lee Child's brother, we hope to see a new rejuvenated Jack Reacher who is not only full of action but also a modest technology geek.

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abrupt ending

The story ending is not that good. plot builds up but then the end is abrupt

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review

not as good as his earlier ones.u agree with my opinion on this one now

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  • Donna
  • 10-02-21

Pretty good, definitely better than expected

I've read all the Reacher books and put off listening to this one based on all the bad reviews. It's really not bad at all, definitely better than a few of the older stories. I think Reacher was exactly like he usually was, and the story was as well plotted as all the other books - which is not saying it's amazing, just the same. I think Andrew Child did a good job of keeping the series going and hope he continues. The next one - on his own - will be the test I guess. The people that complained the story was not in keeping with Reacher's low tech knowledge and approach clearly haven't read the book. He's the same old luddite he ever was.

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  • Jasmine
  • 04-01-21

Not Reacher

I felt sorry for Jeff Harding, trying so hard to give us the Reacher we all know and love. He did a great job considering what he had to work with. I purchased this book in good faith that at least some of the, story would reflect the same character as in the rest of the series. I struggled to finished it, The storyline was hard to follow and the thrill level was zero, The Reacher character had been replaced by a cardboard cutout. I'm always ready to give a book a chance and I won't ask for a refund. Will I buy another book from these authors after buying every one in the Jack Reacher series....no.

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  • JP Marais
  • 02-01-21

Enjoyed

First audible book and I enjoyed it very much. Hope to do it again, soon.

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  • Mark Lipscombe
  • 04-12-20

Reacher Bummer

In the words of Lee Child...’Reacher said nothing. That’s for damn sure’. This book has no soul.

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  • Jack Kruger
  • 04-12-20

Disappointed

Normally a big Lee Child fan but this is his worst book. Struggled to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-12-20

not up to standard

it was fine, but forgettable. didn't feel like reacher. seemed like a made for tv movie.

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  • AW
  • 18-11-20

Good Reacher

wondered how Lee writing with his brother would be. it's fine. The formula plats out satisfyingly with all the bells and whistles. subject nicely topical and entertaining

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  • TUCKER D.L
  • 29-10-20

Arthur's

I don't know why but the book did not have the same feel to the stories that I've listen to on other riches books and I've listened to quite a few. I'm side as say but this kind of like watching Tom Cruise play Jack reach it the storys good but crows was always the wrong choice this book have that kind of feel to me and I've loved all the others so maybe it's just me you need to listen for yourself but I think the Arthur's for the story.

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  • DB
  • 29-10-20

Same old, same old.

Reacher does what Reacher does. Stumbles into a simple problem that ends up being the tip of a convoluted iceberg.
Once again Reacher ends up being a cross between McGivver and Edge (A man alone). Able to distill the meaning of life from the bend in a blade of grass to indulging his psychopathic need to kill without pause or regret.

With Reachers ‘wandering’ years now well established, I would like to see another book set in his formative years. West Point being top of my list.

In short a good, if not formulaic, yarn. Not Lee’s best work, not his worst.

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  • Prsxl5
  • 28-10-20

disappointing

the narration and voice characterizations were awful; detracted from the whole story. switch to victor the assassin series by Tom Woid; vastly superior. sadly I am now done with jack reacher after many years. the last 3 or 4 books in the series were way below par so on to new writers with fresh ideas and competent narrators.

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  • Rob
  • 01-11-20

Under new (competent) management

I read a few scathing reviews about the new writer before I listened. They’re wrong!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-11-20

A disappointment

I have read all the Jack Reacher books!
This is the first Audible version I have tried !
The narrators monotone delivery has sucked every bit of joy out of this. I am honestly contemplating quitting 2 hours from completion ! It’s that bad !!
Don’t bother. Buy the paperback.

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  • Andrew
  • 31-10-20

Dumbed down, unbelievable

I have read every lee child book and if this had been the first one I read I would not have read another. Unbelievable story line, caveman dialogue between characters and every fight seems to be 15 on 1 and jack reacher fights like he is a super hero. This book was not written by lee child, that’s for sure

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  • Frank's Dad
  • 01-11-20

A GOOD START FOR THE BROTHERS.

Reacher faced the usual band of baddies, with his usual aplomb, yet I felt that this particular story lacked that gritty, violent, edgy thrill I've come to expect. A bit reserved, not taking too many risks, shallow relationships and characters, with some plodding detailed descriptions of what people were wearing and food eaten made the pace a bit slow. I can see how the use of technology in the character's life was the desired purpose, but I felt the story would have been just as good without him ever picking up a mobile or lugging servers around. I love the Reacher books because he doesn't rely on technology. Perhaps this freewheeling character should remain oblivious to the advance of tech in our lives. Jeff Harding's narration was as good as ever, but I felt that even he was struggling to differentiate between the weaker characters portrayed in the text.

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  • Mrs. C. E. Bogh-henrikssen
  • 31-10-20

Great improvement

I found the previous three Jack Reacher books very disappointing so this was going to be my last one but I was pleasantly surprised. The other characters in the book were slightly lacklustre and the plot slightly hackneyed but Jack was pretty good and I hope that Lee’s brother will continue the upward trend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-20

The Sentinel five stars you got to get this one

This is the best Jack Reacher book I have listened to in a long time that had a great story line it made me not wanting to stop listening to this book I am only sorry that it is all over now
I would like to see more books by Lee Child and Andrew Child it was a great compilation.
This is a most listener or read

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  • JOHN T.T
  • 12-11-20

The legend of Jack Reacher ruined in one book

Andrew Child has clearly drunk the progressive coolade.
apparently
Jack Reacher is in AntiFa
yeah right!

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  • Shirley Rainbow
  • 31-10-20

Punchy and detailed

Looked forward to getting this book on audible. Very detailed as only Lee Child does.
Lots of sub plots overall a good yarn

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  • martin harrison
  • 01-11-20

worth the wait

Great story as intricate as ever. all the characters were full and interesting. now Reacher is moving on.

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  • Jane025
  • 23-11-20

Distracting narration :(

I have always loved Jack Reacher books and was so excited to see the new book was out. This is the first time I had “read” one through audio. I found the narration terrible, really distracting with accents and jarring intonation. Other audio books (even ones with reviews of “didn’t like the narration”) I have really enjoyed and haven’t been bothered by narration. So this was a surprise and a real disappointment.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-20

Painful to listen to.

Sounds like someone reading a shopping list most of the time. The story is fine and pretty typical Jack reacher but the narration is awful.

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  • Rymkervic
  • 07-11-20

Could not tell the difference

Could not tell the difference between Lee and Andrew - except for perhaps one paragraph but other than that l would have thought it was a Lee Childs - so welcome new person.

Story was ok - rated a bit lighter than normal because of story which was just ok.

The American thing the author/s does was slightly overdone - to explain in the UK certain situation's don't need to be verbalized step by step, by step, but Lee Childs, l suspect, has done this for numerous years for his American market.

In this book that was slightly overdone. Americans are not stupid - not that l know any but lm sure they are not stupid - they don't always need a feeding spoon.

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  • Kiefer
  • 05-11-20

Great plot Bad execution

I have listened to all the Jack Reacher books in order and really enjoyed them.
I was put on to the works of Lee Childs Jack Reacher by a person who had read the original manuscript of Killing floor before it was released.
The syntax of the book has changed from the original whilst listening I have tried to hear Lee Childs in the book but I cant seem to notice him.
The Plot had great potential for being a great story but belly flopped hard. I was Expecting more when you mix Jack Reacher Nazi's and Russian's together. There should have been more.
I rate this book as one of the worst I have listened to.
Jeff Harding still doing a amazing job reading the books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-21

predictable, Jack reacher has changed.

Jack reacher has turned into a poor James Bond. obvious dialogue, weak storyline. the narration
was dull

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-01-21

Bad choice

cannot understand why anyone would think this narrator would be a suitable fit for Jack Reacher, who grew up largely outside the USA with a native French speaking mother. This country hick voice ruined the whole book for me.

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  • Roy Jenner
  • 13-01-21

Disappointment of the year

These guys, narrator and writer are standing on the shoulders of giants. It's a long way down. They had better watch out. I've read all the Reachers this is not Jack. It sounds more like the Simpsons. It lacks the passion of Echo Burning and those true originals. I'll say goodbye to Jack before he says goodbye to me..

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  • Louise Gellatly
  • 23-11-20

Classic Jack Reacher

The story is classic Jack Reacher but the narration was terrible! I almost gave up listening to it as his voice was so dreary and matter of fact. Just awful! I definitely won't be listening to anything else with this narrator!

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  • Joy
  • 03-11-20

He’s back on top!

Loved the return of dry wut, classic humour in Reacher style. Brilliant no prisoners taken fights with just a hint of, ‘the hero gets his girl’🤣
Can’t fault Jeff Harding, irreplaceable as the voice of Reacher (Yet another reason Tom Cruise, while a great action man, is the worst Reacher....I mean, really!!!)
I hope Lee & Andrew are hard at work on his next adventure 🙏

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-02-21

Brilliant

Lee and Andrew Child have produced another enthralling Jack Reacher thriller. Jeff Harding spectacular as always. I can always picture everything so clearly.