- Publish Date: 2016-03-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Lee Child
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â¢ NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, AND SUSPENSE MAGAZINEÂ â¢ Stephen King calls Jack Reacher âthe coolest continuing series characterââand now heâs back in this masterly new thriller from Lee Child.
âWhy is this town called Motherâs Rest?â Thatâs all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. Itâs a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.
Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and thereâs something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long heâs plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the wayâright back to where he started, in Motherâs Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.
Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacherâs rule is: If you want me to stop, youâre going to have to make me.
Praise for Make Me
âChildâs Reacher series has hit Book No. 20 with a resounding peal of wisecracking glee. Everything about it, starting with Reacherâs nose for bad news, is as strong as ever. . . . The big guyâs definitely on the upswing. The guy who writes about him is too.ââJanet Maslin, The New York Times
âAnother winnerÂ . . . Thereâs a reason why Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre: He can take all these strange elements and clichÃ©s and make them compelling and original.ââAssociated Press
âA superb thriller.ââNew York Daily News
âChildâs complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly.ââPublishers Weekly (starred review)
âIâve read all twenty of Lee Childâs novels. Maybe thereâs something wrong with me. But I canât wait for the twenty-first.ââMalcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker
â[The Reacher series] is the current gold standard in the genre. . . . In Make Me Lee Child delivers another Jack Reacher specialty; the total knockout.ââDayton Daily News
âChild serves up wingding plots, pithy dialogue, extraordinary background on intriguing topics, and cunningly constructed suspense. But what keeps us coming backâby the millionsâis the chance to walk around in the skin of that big guy in the middle of everything.ââThe Oregonian
âA dark thriller . . . Lee Childâs Make Me, the twentieth in his wildly popular Jack Reacher series, delivers exactly what readers have come to expect from the perennial bestselling author: interesting characters, tight plots and page-turning action. . . . Readers wonât be disappointed.ââMinneapolis Star Tribune
âJack Reacher is back. . . . Readers new to this series will find this book a good starting point, and fans will be pleased to see Jack again.ââLibraryReads (Top Ten Pick)
âThe reigning champ ups the ante.ââBooklist (starred review)