Don’t miss a sneak peek of Lee Child’s new novel, The Midnight Line, in the back of the book.
It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.
Two other men are in the classroom—an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.
Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: “The American wants a hundred million dollars.”
For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don’t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.
From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.
Praise for Night School
“The prose is crisp and clean, and the fighting is realistic. . . . This latest installment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting (Hamburg), a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution.”—The New Yorker
“Another timely tour de force . . . The taut thriller is textbook [Lee] Child: fast-paced and topical with a ‘ripped from the headlines’ feel.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“As gripping as ever.”—The Florida Times-Union
Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series
“Reacher [is] one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”—The Washington Post
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Paperback: 496 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 2.74 x 10.57 x 17.45 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.24 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
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Jack Reacher novels are best known for 3 things: small city on the backwood of America, small cop or military mystery connection, and Reacher acting as a judge, jury, and executioner while enacting his weird moral act. This book is not it. First off, it’s in some European exotic locale. Second, its in his days as an MP, so there’s still a military connection, albeit overemphasized. And lastly, he has to do his job and still play by his own rule.
So, it’s no wonder that this book is not as well liked as the rest. It’s almost as if this book is written as a script play to be sold for a Hollywood blockbuster. Well at least we get a glimpse of younger Jack Reacher.