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Lee Child Jack Reacher series in order

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Initial post: Jan 2, 2013 6:48:44 AM PST
Surveyah says:
I have really enjoyed reading this series (although i will NOT be seeing Tom Cruise in the movie). I got some Ammy gift cards over xmas, and decided to pick up #8 The Enemy. I already have read 1-7, but cannot for the life of me find what comes after #8 in order (there is no #9 listed). #10 is listed as The Hard Way.....and i can not figure out based on publication date what is between 8 and 10. Here is the link to the Kindle page of Reacher books:

Maybe i forgot to reboot my brain after New Years :)

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 6:55:31 AM PST
JC says:

Googling is usually simpler and quicker than relying on Amazon.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 6:56:41 AM PST
The Jack Reacher novels: per
___ #1 Killing Floor (1997)
___ #2 Die Trying (1998)
___ #3 Tripwire (1999)
___ #4 Running Blind: US title/The Visitor: UK title (2000)
___ #5 Echo Burning (2001)
___ #6 Without Fail (2002)
___ #7 Persuader (2003)
___ #8 The Enemy (2004) Prequel set eight years before Killing Floor.
___ #9 One Shot (2005)
___ #10 The Hard Way (2006)
___ #11 Bad Luck and Trouble (2007)
___ #12 Nothing to Lose (2008)
___ #13 Gone Tomorrow (2009)
___ #14 61 Hours (Spring 2010)
___ #15 Worth Dying For (Fall 2010)
___ #16 The Affair (2011) This is another prequel set just before Killing Floor.
___ #17 A Wanted Man (2012)

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 7:23:25 AM PST
Surveyah says:
Thank you JC and redstar :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 7:44:55 AM PST
Catherine says:
Hi Redstar, should one read #8 The Enemy (2004) Prequel set eight years before Killing Floor before beginning Book 1? I will be just beginning this series this year; it comes highly recommended. I have also heard that Jack Reacher doesn't look at all like Tom Cruise!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 7:54:20 AM PST
@Catherine. I only had the list because I just got The Killing Floor. I'm going to read them in order. BTW: Jack Reacher doesn't look like Tom Cruise coz he's 6"5' tall!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 8:07:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 2, 2013 8:08:14 AM PST
Broke down and went to see it yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised. Cruise pulled it off. All 5 foot 7 inches of him.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2013 8:11:05 AM PST
Mary Jane says:
Hi Catherine. No, you don't have to read the Enemy before you read the Killing Floor. It fits in well where it is placed. While reading the series, it is interesting to look back to see what Reacher was like while he was still in the military. Aside from that, it is best to read the books in the order that they were written but each story is a good stand alone book by itself.

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 10:37:39 AM PST
I saw the movie last Friday. As an action flick it is enjoyable. As a "Jack Reacher" film it's a bust. It's not a height issue, really. True, Cruise does fall far short in that area, :-), but the real problem is that he just doesn't project the "persona" of the character. So I just decided to watch it as a plain old action film and was happier.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 10:08:41 AM PST
J. Russell says:
Anybody notice the striking similarities of Child's Nothing to Lose and Baldacci's Zero Day? The two are very similar from the military background of the main character, the small rural town settings, the female law enforcement character(and love interest), the outsized physical structure which is home to some sinister activities etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 10:39:20 AM PST
Catherine - I've read and loved all of the. I don't normally like "prequels" but I agree with the other comments that the Jack Reacher books read well in the order they're written and the prequels are more interesting and relevant if read that way than they would be if read before the series.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:34:06 AM PST
The Blade says:
I plan to watch the movie and do as you did - look at Cruise as someone other than Child's Reacher. It may turn out to be a good movie, if I can get past my (and Child's!) image of the Reacher character in the books.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 11:36:51 AM PST
I thought the movie was actually pretty good, although they changed a fair amount of the story. I probably would have liked the movie even more if I had not already read the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2013 12:45:54 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 8, 2013 12:46:16 PM PST
The Blade says:
It has been a long time, and many books under the bridge (mixed metaphors R us!), since I read One Shot so memory of this specific book is kinda fuzzy. A pre-Kindle reading, IIRC.

I'm hoping that works in my favor. :-)
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