No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories
- Publish Date: 2017-05-16
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Lee Child
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢ Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child.
No Middle Name begins with âToo Much Time,â a brand-new work of short fiction 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. âSmall Warsâ 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 Georgiaâand whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In âNot a Drill,â Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild sideâand perhaps something far more sinister. âHigh Heatâ 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 âSecond Son,â which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacherâs sharp âlizard brainâ becomes just as important as his muscle. In âDeep Down,â Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable femalesâthree of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are âGuy Walks into a Bar,â âJames Penneyâs New Identity,â âEveryone Talks,â âThe Picture of the Lonely Diner,â âMaybe They Have a Tradition,â and âNo Room at the Motel.â
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.
Praise for No Middle Name
âCaptivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: heâs a born storyteller and an astute observer.ââPublishers Weekly (starred review)
âLee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what heâs doingâand he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.ââEvening Standard