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Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Lee Child
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Sold by: Random House LLC

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Book Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this eBook exclusive short story from Lee Child, Jack Reacher is again on the move. But even a pleasant hike on a beautiful summer day turns into a walk on the wild side . . . and perhaps something far more sinister.

Don’t miss a gripping preview of Lee Child’s highly anticipated new Jack Reacher novel, Personal!


Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians who are planning a hike through some of the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine. They part ways after sharing a hot meal, and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust. But not for long. First the trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it’s a drill. Or maybe it’s trouble—the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.

Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels

“Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don’t come close to matching.”—Associated Press

“The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.”—NPR

“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly

“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“If you’re a thriller fan and you’re not reading the Reacher series, you’re not a thriller fan.”—Chicago Tribune

“[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.”—The Miami Herald

“Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.”—Kirkus Reviews


Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels

“Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don’t come close to matching.”—Associated Press

“The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.”—NPR

“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly

“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“If you’re a thriller fan and you’re not reading the Reacher series, you’re not a thriller fan.”—Chicago Tribune

“[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.”—The Miami Herald

“Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.”—Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

  • File Size: 1341 KB
  • Print Length: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (July 29, 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L0F018U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry Lee, this one didn't make it! October 25, 2014
By Jim
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Up until now, I wish I could lock up Lee Child up and have him just produce his fantastic Jack Reacher books. However, with this last book, I'm not sure I will ever read another one of his books. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to hear he didn't even write it. It was a "totally not a Jack Reacher style" book. A lot of words and very little suspense or action.
As a total Lee Child fan, I was extremely disappointed with this book and wish he could read this review. If he were listening, I would say, go back to your tried and true style of writing and begin again.
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1.0 out of 5 stars The worst book I have ever read October 25, 2014
By JudyD
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The worst book I have ever read! There is no story, there is no plot, you read for pages & pages about a drive into a very remote area with 2 strangers, he hitched a ride with and a forest people walk through, on various trails, that has now been closed by the military. It's written at a 4th grade level, the story goes no where, waste of time! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DISAPPOINTMENT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Lee Child at his best, but still a good read. October 24, 2014
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Not Lee Child at his best, but still a good read. For those who haven't already done so, read the original books in the Jack Reacher series. They are fantastic!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reacher short story October 24, 2014
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Short Story for sure without the normal action and play that I have come to expect from this author. Read it in a couple hours due to interuptions
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's Okay October 25, 2014
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There wasn't as much meat to this story as most of the Jack Reacher short stories. Not one of my favorites
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars October 24, 2014
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I love all of Lee Child's books! this one was really good, too, but not long enough!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars October 24, 2014
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Jack Reacher has always been a very interesting character with a unique background.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a Drill October 24, 2014
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Good short story, backpacker and military maneuvers make for an interesting story.
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