Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story [NOOK Book]

Overview

In thriller master Lee Child’s exclusive eBook short story, Jack Reacher must track down a spy in soldier’s clothing—by matching wits with four formidable females. Three are clean—but the fourth may prove fatal.
 
Includes a thrilling preview of Lee Child’s hotly anticipated Jack Reacher novel, A Wanted Man!
 
Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., ...
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Deep Down: A Jack Reacher Story

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Overview

In thriller master Lee Child’s exclusive eBook short story, Jack Reacher must track down a spy in soldier’s clothing—by matching wits with four formidable females. Three are clean—but the fourth may prove fatal.
 
Includes a thrilling preview of Lee Child’s hotly anticipated Jack Reacher novel, A Wanted Man!
 
Summoned by Military Intelligence to Washington, D.C., Reacher is sent undercover. The assignment that awaits him: The army is meeting with its Capitol Hill paymasters for classified talks on a new, state-of-the-art sniper rifle for U.S. forces. But vital details about the weapon are leaking—straight from the Capitol and probably into the hands of unidentified foreign arms dealers. The prospect of any and every terrorist, mercenary, or dictator’s militia getting their hands on the latest superior firepower is unthinkable. That’s where Reacher comes in. His task: infiltrate the top-secret proceedings and smoke out the mole. His target: a quartet of high-powered Army political liaison officers—all of them fast-track women on their way to the top.
 
According to his bosses, it’s a zero-danger mission. No need to draw a gun . . . just chat over drinks. But Reacher knows that things are rarely what they seem. And he’s learned the hard way never to underestimate an opponent. Or four. Lessons that will come in handy when he starts digging for the truth—and gets his hands a lot dirtier than he expected.
 
“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345537102
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Series: Jack Reacher Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 46
  • Sales rank: 5,330
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Child
Lee Child is the author of seventeen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose, as well as the short stories “Second Son” and “Deep Down.” His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in more than forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures, and Jack Reacher, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise, will be released in December 2012. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next thriller, Never Go Back.

Biography

Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment.

Lee has three homes —an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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Lee Child is the author of sixteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, and #1 bestsellers Bad Luck and Trouble and Nothing to Lose. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures.

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    1. Hometown:
      Birmingham, England
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1953
    2. Place of Birth:
      Coventry, England
    1. Education:
      Sheffield University
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    RIPPED OFF - Reacher would kick your butt

    My favorite character and author, so I purchased on faith, didn't read the reviews. I should have...only 29 pages of actual story????? Come on man!!! Nice job taking advantage of your loyal fans.

    55 out of 59 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Boring 30 pages.

    I like his books but this is trite. The story is 30 pages, the rest of the 48 pages are publicity for the author. Really disappointing.

    32 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Not worth the price

    $1.99 for a book that is only 29 pages? I know it said short story, but this is over the edge short.

    30 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Derp down

    Not much to this storyi

    26 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Only 48 pages. What a ripoff.

    I love Reacher books but this isn't even a book.

    23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Not worth it

    This story was so short and so incomplete that its not worth the money to buy. I am a huge fan o Child's work and the Reacher novels, but this novella sucks.

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 21, 2012

    As always, Reacher is amazing!

    I am so thirsty for another Reacher mystery this short story whetted the appetite for the upcoming Wanted Man book. Nevertheless, this fan of Lee Child was very happy and amazed at Reacher's deduction ability and the story and plot were more than satisfying. Thanks Mr Child for a wonderful story!

    18 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Are you kidding

    A29 page story.i did not read reviews first . What a screw job

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Terrible

    A big gyp and disappointment! Don't be scammed like i was!

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2012

    way too short

    excellent, but way too short even for a short story.

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2012

    Not Up to Lee Child's Standards

    I realize this is a short story and not a full length Reacher novel. However, the plot and the writing in general were nowhere near Lee Child's standards. The plot was very thin and uninteresting and the writing mnundane and unexciting. It is hard to believe the same guy wrote this "short" who wrote all those spine tingling Reacher novels. This was a big disappointment and in my opinion, not worth the time, even for a Reacher devotee.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    Waste of time AND $$!

    Of the measly 48 pages, less than 30 were a supposed story and it was nothing but adjectives. Cheap with no thrill!

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    WHAT A GYP

    A stupid book and total waste of time and money. Not even a complete story. Not fit to have Lee Child put his name on it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Big Disapontment

    I have read all of lee childs novels and am disapointed in this type of marketing. One of the problems is putting together the paperbacks i have read with the Barnes and Nobel Nook i now read. I wind up buying and reading old novels. That is all right i just dont like this type of book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    I got fooled and bought a partial book

    What good is a review on 50 pages. What a disapointment- I did not see
    where this was not a complete book when I bought it. I think the way the books are listed should indicate when a book is only a teaser-and not the real deal. Shame on B&N for being underhanded in the book listings.
    Not only that but I could not chose a Pen Name to post this review the system would not let me complete the action.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Short story?

    Should not even be called a short story. I was very disappointed that most of the nook book was not the story but other info. I wouldn't have bought this if I had known it was a short,short, short story. Lee Child is a great writer and I love Reacher but this is beneath Child.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    A total rip-off! Knew it was short but not 29 pages. Child and

    A total rip-off! Knew it was short but not 29 pages. Child and publishers should be ashamed. Ok if it were FREE but not even for $1.99.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Not his best work.

    I like all of the Jack Reacher novels, I understand this is a short story, however, this seemed long on descrpitions and short on story. I look forward to the next real novel.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Too short to get into. Not up to Reacher standards.

    It might have been good but we wont know. Right when it started getting good... the end. REALLY???? I am not happy with this expense of my time and money. It is not worth your while let alone a penny. If I wanted short stories I'd read magazines. I will check length before buying another e-book. B&N needs to give that info up front. What's up with that???

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    I did not finish this short story.

    This was not even a book, was not even a good short story. It was a rip off.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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