Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story [NOOK Book]

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#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 ...
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Not a Drill: A Jack Reacher Short Story

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Overview

#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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804178839
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/29/2014
  • Series: Jack Reacher Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 276
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Child
Lee Child is the author of eighteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, nine 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.

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.

Good To Know

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
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2014

    Very disappointed. Lacked any real storyline. Reacher wasn't dev

    Very disappointed. Lacked any real storyline. Reacher wasn't developed in the slightest and he's one of my all time favorite characters. Expected so much more than what I got.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    I love Jack Reacher books but this short story was not a good on

    I love Jack Reacher books but this short story was not a good one. Even though it is $1.99 don't waste your money just to get a sneak preview of a book that is coming out in a couple of weeks. If you haven't read the other short stories they are good and worth the money.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    Love Jack Reacher novels, even the short stories BUT this book d

    Love Jack Reacher novels, even the short stories BUT this book did not do it for me. I think this was just an attempt to make some money without real effort. Lee Child, I am disappointed in you.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2014

    Simply terrible. No plot, no action, no ending, no dialogue, no

    Simply terrible. No plot, no action, no ending, no dialogue, no nothing.If Reacher wasn't in this story, I would have quit reading it after 2 minutes, but since he is, it's ended up as one of the worst short stories I have ever read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2014

    Too short a story. At 39 pages, this needs to be twice as long

    Too short a story. At 39 pages, this needs to be twice as long to develop into something.
    Interesting idea, tossing detainees from a plane. I always thought they should have a big smokey fire at Gitmo.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    Lee Child

    Not long enough! 8-2 - 14

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    This book release is a drill (a failed one)

    Well, today is August 2, the release was advertised for July 29.

    It's still not available. B & N, please drill more and fail less.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2014

    Jinx to A.J

    "Im breaking up with you. Im sorry." I set my ring on the ground cry and grab bub and leave slowly

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2014

    Liked it...

    Unlike some reviews I thought there was a plot and character devrlopment. Always enjoy Jack Reacher adventures!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

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    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2014

    Should be Free

    The whole point of this short story is to introduce Jack's knowledge of the woods and General O'Day. Should of been free, I'm a loyal Child fan but was disappointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Great just as good as all the rest!,!!!

    I have read all of the books from the start! They are all wonderful! The fast and full of action!
    Any one that loves action and with a little romance thrown in would love these books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Every Jack Reacher book and story is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Average at best.

    I expect more out of any reacher story, short or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    A TRUE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY...!!!!!!!!!

    Don't waste even the $1.99 on this one...A real waste of an hour or so...LOUSY...Really feel bad for Mr. Child if he has to srite this type of junk just for the little bit of money he can make...A TRUE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY...!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    not recommended

    Not worth the time nor the money

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

    Good Short Story!

    As always Lee Child delivers. His stories are engaging and well thought out. I always enjoy reading his novels- even more now that he has moved away from the more violent novel.

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  • Posted September 1, 2014

    For avid fans of Reacher

    Not much story. Not on par with the full length stories, which are action packed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    The drill

    Not one of your better short stories. Your next novel reads very well. Really looking foward to reading it all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2014

    Highly Recommend

    Love Jack Reacher! The short story just whets the appetite for the next full length novel.

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