No Middle Name - Lee Child

No Middle Name

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 187 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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 “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 whom 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. Feel bad for trouble.

Praise for No Middle Name
 
“Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”Evening Standard

Reviews

  • One of the Best!

    5
    By kerham
    I've read all the Reacher books and this is one of my faves. A short story glimpse into different periods of his life always ensure there is action and an intriguing story. Great read!
  • Lee Child got lazy

    1
    By jim2218
    I have been a huge fan..I have read some the stories before... Mr. Childs if you are giving up then give Reacher a proper burial and ride off into the sunset... your readers deserve more than this 1 star book
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    5
    By Master-of-Rock
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  • Anti-Short Story

    2
    By Bmac1020
    I didn't realize this was a compilation of short stories. The first couple stories were good, but as they went on, they got shorter and shorter, and less interesting; very disappointed reader.
  • Perfect travel book

    5
    By Dancing Queen 2000
    Lee Child is always excellent, and I read this book on a recent trip. Short stories are not usually my thing, but these were so interesting and perfect for the short bursts of reading time that I had.
  • Worth Every Penny

    5
    By Brianrmc
    I thought I had read all his short stories. I hadn't. No one writes like this, and I read his stuff way too fast.
  • What a disappointment.

    1
    By fjcan2
    I was excited to buy this short story book. Now I'm just disappointed. Two, maybe three stories are good, the rest is just wasted space. I'm disappointed that Lee Child would let them publish this just to get a few more bucks in his pocket. I would have thought better of him. I know I can't get my money back, but Mr. Child will never get a penny from me again. No more Jack Reacher books for me. Mr. Child should know there is too much competition out there for readers to need Reacher. Readers, if you're reading my words here.....Save Your Money!!
  • No middle name

    1
    By Q1d2e3
    If this is the best Lee Child can do, then I'm done reading his stuff. His last full length book "Night School",was disappointing and this was a waste of money. Maybe Lee has all the cash he needs and now he's just phoning it in. Add in a few old short stories to add more words and that's enough. Too bad. Previously I read every book he wrote and liked them all.
  • Is this the old Reacher or not

    3
    By Cosmos41
    Waiting to hear from some one who has read this one
  • No Middle Name

    5
    By Super Clock
    As always, Child's short stories and books engross the reader. At times the reader, feels he/she knows the ending and when it comes, the reader idea is out in left field. Highly recommend this book.