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The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories

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"This pulse-pounding collection marks the first time that all of Lee Child's short fiction starring Jack Reacher has been available in one place. It begins with "Too Much Time," a brand-new work that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. "Small Wars" takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia -- and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In "Not a Drill," Reacher tries to take some down time, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side. "High Heat" time hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of "Second Son," which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher's sharp "lizard brain" becomes just as important as his muscle. In "Deep Down," Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females. Rounding out the collection are "Guy Walks into a Bar," "James Penney's New Identity," "Everyone Talks," "The Picture of the Lonely Diner," "Maybe They Have a Tradition," and "No Room at the Motel." No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399593574
0399593578
Characteristics: 418 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: CHILD, L

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jimg2000
Jan 12, 2018

Commented on Jul 29, 2017

5 are previously published novelettes as ebooks or bonus in earlier novels. Other than the new entry, “Too Much Time,” the rest are short adventures that spanned over the course of hours to a couple of days during the big guy's aimless travels over the years. More Reacher "secrets files" from the past please.

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7626dee
Dec 30, 2017

Some good, some not so much but a nice way of showing us the young Reacher without reverting to endless flashbacks in his current novels. I have given up on Child due to his sell-out to Hollywood by allowing Tom Cruise to portray Reacher-a giant portrayed by a midget, go figure, the dollar reigns supreme.

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skyler2002
Dec 14, 2017

This collection of short stories is a lot of fun to read. I particularly enjoyed the ones about young Jack Reacher.

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brianwalsh1948
Aug 18, 2017

I just love Jack Reacher, and this book didn't disappoint. Fast paced and action packed. A whole lot of ass kickin packaged in these short stories. Five stars from me!!
Lee has a new Reacher novel on the way called "Midnight Line: a Jack Reacher novel". Better put your hold request in fast because there's only 25 copies on order at the library.

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McCReader
Aug 03, 2017

Not a bad summer read - enjoyed the young Reacher stories...

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watts148
Jul 25, 2017

COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT from this author!!!!! I am a huge fan but do not understand this trash other than for the $$$$$$$$ Do NOT waste your time !!!

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sandymorgan
Jul 20, 2017

Total disappointment! Lee Child just cashed in on his reputation with the Reacher novels by writing this drivel for an easy paycheck. Stick to what you know, and short story writing is not Child's forte. 1/5 stars.

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lepionk
Jul 13, 2017

Love Jack Reacher books, but this was my least favorite. Most of the stories were not the Jack Reacher we're generally accustomed to

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McAnnieG
Jul 07, 2017

Disappointing to re-read novellas I have already purchased over the years now repackaged as a new Jack Reacher novel. Like the book, Jack's Rules, I felt ripped off.
If you haven't read these previously they are VERY GOOD stories. They reminded me of the depth of analytical mind and observations of Jack Reacher that have been lacking lately. They helped wipe out the image of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher...can you see me shudder as I type Cruise? 3/5 stars

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4536o
Jul 06, 2017

I'm as big a Reacher fan as anyone, but this short-story book: not so much. Everyone has particular strengths and weaknesses, and it seems that Lee Child's strength is full-length novels.

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