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High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella
     

High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella

3.9 157
by Lee Child
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Thriller master Lee Child returns with an exclusive eBook novella. In the midst of a savage heat wave and an infamous murder spree, a blackout awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps—and a young Jack Reacher takes action as only he can.

 
Don’t miss the exciting preview of

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Thriller master Lee Child returns with an exclusive eBook novella. In the midst of a savage heat wave and an infamous murder spree, a blackout awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps—and a young Jack Reacher takes action as only he can.

 
Don’t miss the exciting preview of Lee Child’s highly anticipated Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back!
 
July 1977. Jack Reacher is almost seventeen, and he stops in New York City on the way to visit his brother at West Point. The summer heat is suffocating, the city is bankrupt, and the mad gunman known as Son of Sam is still on the loose. Reacher meets a woman with a problem, and agrees to help her . . . but then the power grid fails and the lights go out, plunging the lawless city into chaos. What does a visiting teenager do in the dark? If that visiting teenager is Jack Reacher, the answer is plenty.
 
Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels
 
“Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly
 
“Like his hero, Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps.”—Associated Press
 
“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.”—The Miami Herald
 
“One of the best thriller characters at work today.”Newsweek
 
“Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was.”Esquire
 
“Widely admired by other writers as a master craftsman of action thrillers.”The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345546647
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/06/2013
Series:
Jack Reacher Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
6,384
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Birmingham, England
Date of Birth:
1954
Place of Birth:
Coventry, England
Education:
Sheffield University
Website:
http://www.leechild.com

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High Heat: A Jack Reacher Novella 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 157 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good story, but would have been better if Jack was older than 16. I had a hard time envisioning a 16-year old doing/saying all the things at Jack did in this story. Short read, was still good, but not great.
fangirlKC More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Lee Childs books and this would not place high on my list of favorites. That said it was still a good read for a fan. Gives a bit of insight to the man Reacher becomes. Would I recommend it - not if it's your first Reacher book, start from the beginning and work your way up to this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I waited with baited breather for this "teaser" to hold me over until the newest Reacher novel hit the stands. Alas, I was so disappointed. The story was so unbelievable. Even Reacher as a teenager could not have spouted off so much wisdom and knowhow. And Son of Sam - a bit farfetched. One pet peeve of mine - Mr. Child, you are too good of a writer to resort to cheap sex scenes to pull in readers. Not necessary. I have read every Reacher book and will continue to do so. It is the quality of writing that pulls me in and the fact that your books are so clean. That said, I can hardly wait for the new Reacher book as this did little to keep my attention.
grammyNH More than 1 year ago
I can't get enough of Lee Child. Why didn't he play Reacher...much better than "what's his name"...better looking too!
VladamirR More than 1 year ago
A short novella. Would have liked to have more to digest. Still great though. It was a little tough believing that a 16 year old would have the presence of mind that Reacher does in this book. But still very good.
ybdude1936 More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed virtually all of the Reacher series and this short story is no different. Lee Child writes well and adopting Coleridge's suspension of disbelief idea, this one is a real kick. All I had to do is accept that as a 17 year old on his own Reacher was and is a Superman and can pull all sorts of physical and mental tricks out of his hat. If you an accept that then you will enjoy this as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Def NOT worth buying. Love Reacher books but this one i shld have skipped! 57 pages of driving around in NYC blackout. Dont waste your time or money. Very disappointing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Lee Child books, but this was a poorly written, super hero comic book.
guacamoleNYC More than 1 year ago
I had forgotten I ordered it when I pre-ordered the next book for 9/3, so it was a great and welcome surprise to get it. I started reading it, and it took me awhile to realize that it takes place the night of the blackout in the 70s -- the same day we moved into our apartment and were at a party across town, and the hostess gave us all Hannukah candles to get down the 32 flights of stairs when the party stopped and the lights went out. I love this story. I think it might be the best of the short Reacher stories so far. Keep 'em coming, Mr. Child!
CarterkidCO More than 1 year ago
Very typical of Lee Child, very typical Jack Reacher, but had some trouble accepting he was a 16-year-old in this one. The rationalization that it was his military upbringing that made him the way he was didn't quite work. Blackout AND Son of Sam... a bit of a stretch. That being said, I don't begrudge the money spent buying the book. It felt 'good' to be immersed in Child's voice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Jack Reacher novels generally stretch credulity with a one man army. But this particular one is just so totally unbelievable. A 17 year old in New York takes on the mob on the one night of blackout in the 70s and is a dominant partner with a totally unbelievable FBI agent and if that wasn't enough, apparently is also responsible for tracking down Son of Sam! Ridiculous. And to top it all, the story itself is so poorly written. Lee Child obviously phoned this one in. Avoid it if you are a fan of Jack Reacher. This one is simply bad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast pace and full of adventure! One of the best Jack Reacher novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
however - it leaves you wanting more
Alaska-Kath More than 1 year ago
Leaves you wanting more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a mature woman and have always enjoyed reading reacher books, until now. I never worried about reading anything vulgar before. This was a short violent , for it's own sake and padded with sex for it's sake. Only about 57 pages and you kill off the only one that deserved better. Even in all the other "grown up" reacher books you (Child) were never like this. Very diasppointed.
CPK37 More than 1 year ago
Had this been the first Reacher book I read, I may not have read any more. The 16 year old Reacher character was not totally believable. I am glad that I started the Reacher books "out of order" (published date), as I fell in love with the adult Reacher's attitude, skills, and methods of handling things that came his way.
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Brodk More than 1 year ago
Unbelievable! A sixteen-year-old high-school student takes on the mob, Son of Sam, two (!) females (one a college student who falls for him, the second a completely ridiculous FBI agent), and the New York City blackout. He takes out a major crime figure and then continues on his merry way. Foolish. I have not read any Jack Reacher stories before and this will certainly not persuade me to do so now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very Good Read
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MKPMRP More than 1 year ago
What's not to like about Jack Reacher ? This short story was a quick look into his earlier life when he was an older teenager.
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gdelbooks More than 1 year ago
A short novella featuring 16 year old Jack Reacher, in New York on the way to visit his brother at West Point. It is an extremely hot day and he encounters a woman being hit by a man. Of course, he intervenes and takes on the mob for this woman. Reacher is very mature for his years. Shows his personality was almost fully developed by this time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too short!