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Never go backâ€”but Jack Reacher does, and the past finally catches up with him. . . . Never Go Back is Lee Childâ€™s new novel of action-charged suspense starring â€śone of the best thriller characters at work todayâ€ť (Newsweek).
Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, D.C.: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.
Reacher is there to meetâ€”in personâ€”the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.
But it isnâ€™t Turner behind the COâ€™s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences, and one too personal to even think about.
When threatened, you can run or fight.
Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.
Combining an intricate puzzle of a plot and an exciting chase for truth and justice, Lee Child puts Reacher through his pacesâ€”and makes him question who he is, what heâ€™s done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.
Praise for Never Go Back
â€śA breathless cross-country spree . . . some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done . . . Childâ€™s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, Never Go Back, may be the best desert island reading in the series. Itâ€™s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacherâ€™s peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore.â€ťâ€”Janet Maslin, The New York Times
â€śWelcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but donâ€™t come close to matching. He has a talent for taking material that in the hands of other authors would be stale and making it seem fresh. . . . Tight and compelling . . . Never Go Back is one of Childâ€™s best novels.â€ťâ€”Associated Press
â€śAn adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller . . . impossible to put down.â€ťâ€”Lansing State Journal
â€śThe dialogue has never been sharper. . . . The pages turn themselves.â€ťâ€”San Antonio Express-News
â€śFor the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher.â€ťâ€”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
â€śBrilliant . . . Child never, ever slips. He keeps the action cranking better than anyone, but, best of all, he keeps us guessing about Reacher.â€ťâ€”Booklist (starred review)
â€śOne of the best in the series.â€ťâ€”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.