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The Affair The Affair THE AFFAIR
16th JACK REACHER BOOK

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In 1997, a dead woman was found behind a bar outside Fort Kelham, MS. The murderer could be a local or a soldier, so the Army sent one of their best men to investigate. A real superstar. That man wasn't Jack Reacher.

Reacher went in undercover.





Worth Dying For Worth Dying For WORTH DYING FOR
15th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Passing through Nebraska, that's all Reacher had in mind. When he encounters some very frightened folk, he stops to wonder at the cause. They want him to leave pronto; this problem needs a phalanx of heroes and Reacher may be a scary-looking dude but he's only one man.





61 Hours 61 Hours 61 HOURS
14th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Winter in South Dakota. Blinding snow and an icy highway cause a bus crash; inside are elderly tourists on a jaunt and one lone hitchhiker sprawled in back, taking up room enough for two men. Good thing he's there, because something nastier than the weather is on its way and a threatened prison riot is merely the beginning.





Gone Tomorrow Gone Tomorrow GONE TOMORROW
13th JACK REACHER BOOK

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A subway ride in the dead of night ought to be a safe trip when you're built like Jack Reacher, but not when there's a bomber on board. If you're thinking Reacher's not going to get involved, then you don't know Jack.





Nothing to Lose Nothing to Lose NOTHING TO LOSE
12th JACK REACHER BOOK

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The line between Hope and Despair was exactly that: a line, in the road, formed where one town's blacktop finished and the other's started. When Reacher crossed that line, it wasn't long before the whole town knew it. And wanted him gone...fast.





Bad Luck and Trouble Bad Luck and Trouble BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE
11th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Nobody tracks down Jack Reacher unless he wants them to find him. No phone, no permanent address, no family to call. No trail...except for the broken hearts, maybe. But someone awfully clever leaves a coded message for Reacher. A message that will bring Reacher, and a handful of other clever minds he could name—in his sleep if he had to—together for the first time in almost a decade.





The Hard Way The Hard Way THE HARD WAY
10th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Drinking espresso in NYC, Reacher sits...watching. Possibly, even relaxing. Yah, that's not gonna last. Soon he's helping a man whose wife and daughter have been kidnapped. This man knows how to wage war, but all-out war will only get them killed. What he needs is a hunter, an investigator; what he thinks he has is a man he can control.





One Shot One Shot ONE SHOT
9th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Somewhere in Indiana, six sniper shots ring out in the afternoon calm. Evidence everywhere, the sniper is caught easily. "Get Jack Reacher for me." is all he'll say during interrogation. "Who's Reacher?" wonder the police. They find out soon enough because Reacher's already on his way for reasons of his own.





The Enemy The Enemy THE ENEMY
8th JACK REACHER BOOK

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This is a prequel, set in 1990 before the events of Killing Floor. Reacher's still an MP, still a company man, still held to a strict code of ethics. When a general is found dead in a sleazy motel in North Carolina, it opens up a real can of worms. And while Reacher looks for answers, he could discover he's not such a company man after all.





Persuader Persuader PERSUADER
7th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Walking along the street, Reacher sees a man who should be dead. Ten years before, that man murdered someone important to Reacher and got away with it. Should Reacher contact the police and let them sort it out? That isn't something Reacher has much patience for. No-wait justice, that's our guy.





Without Fail Without Fail WITHOUT FAIL
6th JACK REACHER BOOK

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One Secret Service mandate is to protect the Vice President; they're the best at doing just that. Or so they think. When Reacher is hired to test their assumption, he doesn't know he's not the only one after the VP. But these killers who want the VP dead don't know about Reacher either, and that may be their only mistake.





Echo Burning Echo Burning ECHO BURNING
5th JACK REACHER BOOK

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When a gorgeous, desperate housewife opens the door of her air-conditioned car to Reacher when he's hitchhiking in the high heat of a Texas sun, they end up taking the ride of their lives.





Running Blind Running Blind RUNNING BLIND (US)
THE VISITOR (UK)

4th JACK REACHER BOOK

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Sgt. Amy Callan and Lt. Caroline Cook are both high-flying, career army women, both victims of sexual harassment by their superiors, both forced to resign. And now they're both dead. The murder investigators are sure Reacher has the answers to their question: how did these women die? And why?





Tripwire Tripwire TRIPWIRE
3rd JACK REACHER BOOK

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Reacher's lazy anonymity in Key West is shattered by a stranger who comes to town searching for him but ends up dead. Following the man's trail back to New York, he finds a bewildered, elderly couple still mourning an all-American son lost in Vietnam, a woman Reacher couldn't forget, and a most vicious opponent.





Die Trying Die Trying DIE TRYING
2nd JACK REACHER BOOK

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In a quiet Chicago suburb, a dentist is attacked in his office and forced into the trunk of his own car. On a sidewalk downtown, Jack Reacher and an unknown woman are abducted in broad daylight. Reacher and the mysterious woman are held hostage for ransom. With only their wits and a mutual trust, she and Reacher must escape from a wilderness prison and the grasp of a man bent on revenge.





Killing Floor Killing Floor KILLING FLOOR
1st JACK REACHER BOOK

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The electrifying debut novel which introduces Jack Reacher, a drifter and ex-military policeman; a man of action unafraid to take justice into his own hands; a man of intelligence and cunning. Shortly after Reacher arrives in the sleepy town of Margrave, Georgia he's arrested for murder. The next three days' events leave everyone stunned. Unable to walk away from the situation, Reacher must unravel the mystery before a team of killers make him the next victim.




SHORT STORIES

Second Son exclusive e-format short story
The Bone-Headed League from A Study in Sherlock
Addicted to Sweetness from MWA Presents The Rich and the Dead
The Bodyguard from First Thrills
Section 7 (a) (Operational) from Agents of Treachery
Me and Mr. Rafferty from The Dark End of the Street
Chapter ? (serialized audio novel) from The Copper Bracelet
Public Transportation from Phoenix Noir
Guy Walks Into a Bar... from The New York Times
Chapter 15 (serialized audio novel) from The Chopin Manuscript
The .50 Solution from Bloodlines (US)
Enough from Death Do Us Part
James Penney's New Identity from Thriller (US)
The Greatest Trick of All from Greatest Hits
Ten Keys from The Cocaine Chronicles
The Snake Eater by the Numbers (serialized novel) from Like a Charm
James Penney's New Identity from Fresh Blood 3 (UK)

Anthologies edited:
The Best American Mystery Stories 2010
First Thrills
Killer Year

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