Night School: (Jack Reacher 21) - Jack Reacher (Paperback)Lee Child (author)
In the morning, they gave Reacher a medal.
And in the afternoon, they sent him back to school.
It's just a voice plucked from the air: 'The American wants a hundred million dollars'.
For what? From who?
It's 1996, and the Soviets are long gone. But now there's a new enemy. In an apartment in Hamburg, a group of smartly-dressed young Saudis are planning something big.
Jack Reacher is fresh off a secret mission and a big win. The Army pats him on the back and gives him a medal. And then they send him back to school. It's a school with only three students: Reacher, an FBI agent, and a CIA analyst. Their assignment? To find that American. And what he's selling. And to whom.
There is serious shit going on, signs of a world gone mad.
Night School, the twenty-first Reacher thriller, takes our hero back to his army days, but this time he's not in uniform. With trusted sergeant Frances Neagley at his side, he must carry the fate of the world on his shoulders, in a wired, fiendishly clever new adventure that will make the cold sweat trickle down your spine.
Waterstones have been following the nail-biting exploits of Jack Reacher since he first loped into town in Killing Floor in 1997, a striking figure standing at 6ft5 all dirty-blond hair, with a chip on his shoulder and a lethal ability. His creator Lee Child lays claim to the fact that every second somewhere in the world somebody buys one of his novels.
He starts every new novel on the same date, the 1st September, and has managed to keep fans coming back for more every time, he says of thriller-writing ‘It's the only real genre and all the other stuff has grown on the side of it like barnacles’
‘If, after sales of more than 70 million, proof of the excellence of his prose is still needed, consider the final paragraph on page 78, where twilight is falling on the city. Acute observation reveals “every detail of the glowing scene”. Many so-called literary novels lack such skill.’ – The London Evening Standard
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 44 mm
Ever more gripping...Night School is the closest that Reacher has come to being a secret agent, making this expertly paced thriller and addictive combination of spy yarn, detective story and beat-'em-up fightfest. - Sunday Times
I know I say this every year...But. Best. Reacher. Ever. - Karin Slaughter
Reacher... wins all fights, charms all women and outsmarts all rivals, friend or foe.What makes Night School the best of the Reacher novels I've read is that Child has concocted a brilliant plot...battling to save America, or maybe the entire civilised world, from a terrorist plot that is original, engrossing and all too believable...one of the best thrillers you'll read this year. - Washington Post
Dripping with irony and oozing dread...utterly gripping...Acute observation reveals "every detail of the glowing scene". Many so-called literary novels lack such skill. - Mark Sanderson, Evening Standard
This latest instalment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting, a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution. - John Lanchester, New Yorker
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