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Better Off Dead A Jack Reacher Novel Hardcover – October 26, 2021
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Praise for the Jack Reacher series
“The truth about Reacher gets better and better. . . . This series [is] utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of. I read every one as soon as it appears.”—Ken Follett
“Reacher is the stuff of myth. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”—The Washington Post
“I’m a fan.”—James Patterson
“The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.”—NPR
“Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.”—The Atlantic
“I pick up Jack Reacher when I’m in the mood for someone big to solve my problems.”—Patricia Cornwell
“[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . You can always count on furious action.”—Miami Herald
About the Author
Andrew Child, who also writes as Andrew Grant, is the author of RUN, False Positive, False Friend, False Witness, Invisible, and Too Close to Home. Child and his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander, live on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming. He is the co-author of the #1 bestselling Jack Reacher novel The Sentinel.
- Publisher : Delacorte Press (October 26, 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1984818503
- ISBN-13 : 978-1984818508
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.29 x 1.25 x 9.29 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #30 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's not a horrible book, but this is just not the Reacher we knew and loved. His lack of concern about crossing lines to get the job done, his violence without hesitation or remorse, his unapologetic appreciation of women; that's what made him stand out and endure through so many books. I love the old Reacher enough that I'll give the new author another chance. But if he doesn't get him back in character soon, I will likely give up.
"The truth was, I had no interest in any of those things. But I wasn't about to tell the woman. I figured that the prospect of capturing her brother's killer was a lifeline I could use to pull her ashore. Probably the only thing I could use. It would be stupid to cut it before her feet were safely on dry land. Worse than stupid. Criminal. I might not have been serious about capturing some guy I'd never met. But I meant every word about helping her. Suicide has claimed far too many veterans. One would have been too many. So if I could prevent there being one more, that's what I was going to do.
"I planned to take things slow. Give her time to see that the police were her best option. I was going to deceive her, yes. In the short term. But better deceived than dead"
I ask you - in what universe would Jack Reacher talk like that? Tells a woman he will help her find her brother's killer, but has no intention of following through?!? Waxes sensitively on about veteran suicides?!? Thinks the local police are the best option?!?
You killed the main character. Not worth buying.
Sentinel" was bad but not this bad. I won't waste any time trying to finish this mess. This is how you honor
the fans that made you wealthy, Mr.Child ....?? Enjoy my $15