A Wanted Man by Lee Child
A Jack Reacher Novel

75%

12 Critic Reviews

Reacher displays his acuity, patience, endurance, and military skills in the exhilarating fashion series fans have come to expect.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes Lee Child’s short story “Not a Drill” and an excerpt from Make Me!

“The indomitable Reacher burns up the pages.”—USA Today
 
Four people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose. An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death—the knife work professional, the killers nowhere to be seen.
 
All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.
 
“Furious action . . . [Lee] Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling. . . . [A] feverishly thrilling series.”—The Miami Herald
 
“Smart, breathless . . . [with] one of the best female characters in the whole Reacher series.”—The New York Times
 
“Subtle and nuanced [with] seductive writing and irresistible plot twists.”—Newsweek


From the Paperback edition.
 

About Lee Child

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Lee Child is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of Jack Reacher thrillers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City.
 
Published September 11, 2012 by Delacorte Press. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Sep 30 2012
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Critic reviews for A Wanted Man
All: 12 | Positive: 9 | Negative: 3

Kirkus

Below average
Aug 15 2012

In this latest attempt to show Reacher enjoying every possible variety of conflict...Child (The Affair, 2011, etc.) has produced two-thirds of a masterpiece.

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NY Times

Good
Reviewed by Janet Maslin on Sep 09 2012

Reacher’s vigilante ethics, à la Dirty Harry’s, are likely to fuel much more controversy in a movie than they do on the page. But these smart, breathless books have no trouble justifying their hero’s acts of vengeance.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jul 30 2012

Reacher displays his acuity, patience, endurance, and military skills in the exhilarating fashion series fans have come to expect.

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WSJ online

Excellent
Reviewed by Tom Nolan on Sep 07 2012

"A Wanted Man" is a page-turning caper filled with well-timed surprises.

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
Reviewed by Thom Geier on Oct 05 2012

Child's prose is muscular and fast-paced, though not speedy enough to make up for a convoluted plot that doesn't always track.

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The Boston Globe

Excellent
Reviewed by Eugenia Williamson on Sep 14 2012

...each of his books are meticulously plotted and magically propulsive.

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Newsday

Excellent
Reviewed by Connie Ogle on Sep 26 2012

Child keeps the pacing swift and the surprises rolling.

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Look At OKC

Excellent
Reviewed by John Harrington on Sep 23 2012

This is taut and tense, with Reacher at his best.

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Mysterious Reviews

Below average

A Wanted Man is an agreeable entry in this series, but definitely not one of the more thrilling ones.

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Herald Sun

Excellent
Reviewed by Rick Holden on Sep 14 2012

Wanted Man is no flailing haymaker but a precision-punching return to form with the bare-knuckled gravitas that, in the previous 16 Jack Reacher books, has amassed worldwide an obsessive following.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Anne Corey

As always, time spent with Jack Reacher is absorbing and passes much too quickly.

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Nottingham Confidential

Good
Sep 09 2012

Breathlessly-exciting and engrossing, it's a gripping, ripping yarn and, thrillingly filmic to read,

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