Saturday, August 10, 2013

Lee Child's Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel

If you're reading this review, you're likely a fan of Lee Child's Jack Reacher series and trying to decide whether to pre-order Never Go Back.  GalleyCat reported that Lee Child and Rick Riordan top Amazon's  preordered books this Fall of 2013.   Since I tend to pre-order Lee Child's novels, I did want to say that the latest one is definitely worth getting as soon as possible.

Never Go Back continues the story that began with 61 Hours, The Affair, and A Wanted Man.  Reacher's last conflict introduced him to the current head of the 110th Special Unit, Major Susan Turner.  She had been a voice on the phone to him, attractive, intelligent, witty.  On the strength of their interaction, Reacher headed back to D.C. intending to invite Major Turner to dinner.  But when he arrives, he walks into several ugly surprises.  Certainly, the twists in Never Go Back had me wondering if this was to be the last Jack Reacher novel.  

Much has been said about how Jack Reacher is a present day nomad, roaming the world with no ties and somehow able to remain unchanged by the world.  But in Never Go Back, Reacher is recommissioned into the Army, back into his old unit.  The freedom that allowed for his old life seems to have been irreversibly curtailed.  I can't say anything else except that if you have enjoyed the earlier Jack Reacher novels, you have to read this latest one.  

ISBN-10: 0385344341 - Hardcover $28.00
Publisher: Delacorte Press (September 3, 2013), 416 pages.
Review copy courtesy of the Amazon Vine Reviewers Program.

About the Author:
Lee Child is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with eight having reached the #1 position.  All have been optioned for major movie pictures the first of which, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot.  Foreign rights in the Reacher series have been sold in almost a hundred territories.  A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City.

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