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Child, Lee

Digging swimming pools by hand in Key West, former military policeman Jack Reacher is not pleased when Costello, a private detective, starts asking questions about him. When Costello is found dead, Reacher knows that he is in serious trouble

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Bantam, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: Lee Child
ISBN: 0857500066, 9780857500069
Note: Originally published: 1999.
Physical Description: 540 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: A Jack Reacher thriller
Subject: Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character) Fiction.; Retired military personnel Fiction.
Series Title: Jack Reacher thriller.

Author note

Lee Childis one of the world's leading thriller writers. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every twenty seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot in hardback and paperback on bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are published in over one hundred territories. He is the recipient of many prizes, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction.

All his thrillers have been optioned for major motion pictures, the first of which,Jack Reacher, was based on the novelOne Shot, and the second, for release in October 2016, will be based onNever Go Back.

He was born in Coventry, brought up in Birmingham, and now lives in New York.


"Aslicklyeffective thriller which confirms Child's ability to keep the readerguessing- andsweating"
The Times||"Afast-moving, violent andgrippingmystery with a verybad baddie, and a tough,pragmatichero in Jack Reacher"
Daily Telegraph||"Lee Child continues his meteoric rise andmasteryof suspense withTripwire. It's a tightly-drawn andswiftthriller that gives new meaning to what apage-turnershould be"||"Establishes Child in thepremierdivision..Taut, with more than a touch of sweetromance, this isdangerously

compulsive, so be warned - don't start it at bedtime or you'll be up all night"
Manchester Evening News||Denver Post

Back cover copy

For Jack Reacher being invisible has become a habit.

He spends his days digging swimming pools by hand and his nights as the bouncer in the local strip club in the Florida Keys.

He doesn't want to be found.

But someone has sent a private detective to seek him out. Then Reacher finds the guy beaten to death with his fingertips sliced off. It's time to head north and work out who is trying to find him and why.