It all started in the sleepy town of Margrave, Georgia, with a Greyhound bus and a man called Jack Reacher. This town is anything but used to excitement, and Jack knows that the minute he steps off the bus. Everything from the lights to the people to the dust looks tired, and it's the last place the ex-military operative expects to find excitement.
That's why he's shocked when not twelve hours later, he's arrested in the local diner for murder. Despite explaining that he wasn't there when it happened, he's booked into jail along with another man named Hubble, whose number he found in the victim's shoe.
Of course, that's not the end of it, and two days in jail later, Reacher is off on the adventure of a lifetime. What follows is a mix of mystery and suspense, as Reacher and his friends uncover the true killer and with it a counterfeiting ring. It's a chilling tale with many questions: Who's innocent? Who's not? Will anyone ever know for sure?
Lee Child, penname for British thriller writer Jim Grant, is best known for writing the Killing Floor series, a series of books about an ex-military policeman named Jack Reacher. Before that, he worked as a presentation director for the UK's ITV network. He also wrote a fair number of commercials, trailers, and news stories. Child has also penned a collection of short stories and other prose works both under his name and a variety of pennames. He lives in England with his wife and son.
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Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.