No Middle Name

No Middle Name

The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories

Book - 2017
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No Middle Name begins with "Too Much Time," 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. "Small Wars" 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 Georgia--and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In "Not a Drill," Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side--and perhaps something far more sinister. "High Heat" 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 "Second Son," which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher's sharp "lizard brain" becomes just as important as his muscle. In "Deep Down," Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females--three of which are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are "Guy Walks into a Bar," "James Penney's New Identity," "Everyone Talks," "The Picture of the Lonely Diner," "Maybe They Have a Tradition," and "No Room at the Motel." No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399593574
0399593578
Branch Call Number: Fiction Chi
Characteristics: 418 pages ; 22 cm

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sandymorgan
Jul 20, 2017

Total disappointment! Lee Child just cashed in on his reputation with the Reacher novels by writing this drivel for an easy paycheck. Stick to what you know, and short story writing is not Child's forte. 1/5 stars.

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lepionk
Jul 13, 2017

Love Jack Reacher books, but this was my least favorite. Most of the stories were not the Jack Reacher we're generally accustomed to

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McAnnieG
Jul 07, 2017

Disappointing to re-read novellas I have already purchased over the years now repackaged as a new Jack Reacher novel. Like the book, Jack's Rules, I felt ripped off.
If you haven't read these previously they are VERY GOOD stories. They reminded me of the depth of analytical mind and observations of Jack Reacher that have been lacking lately. They helped wipe out the image of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher...can you see me shudder as I type Cruise? 3/5 stars

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4536o
Jul 06, 2017

I'm as big a Reacher fan as anyone, but this short-story book: not so much. Everyone has particular strengths and weaknesses, and it seems that Lee Child's strength is full-length novels.

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jtcampbel47
Jun 26, 2017

I enjoyed the new short stories found in this collection, as well as the others that were published previously!!

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RescueDog
Jun 05, 2017

I enjoyed this collection of stories. Most are about 50 pages long. They feature Reacher at several different ages in widely disparate situations. This probably shouldn't be your first Jack Reacher book. I doubt I would have gotten as much out of them if I weren't already acquainted with the characters.

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domoy
May 29, 2017

Have always been a fan of Jack Reacher novels - even the most far-fetched ones - but this collection of half-baked stories fails to pass muster.

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outlawpoet
May 20, 2017

HES BACK BABY !!!! HES BACK !!! and a special shoutout to BADASS LEE CHILD one of the nicest guys out there !!!

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