The midnight line

by Child, Lee,

Format: Large Print [2017]
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Summary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Lee Child returns with a gripping new powerhouse thriller featuring Jack Reacher, "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes" ( The Washington Post ).

Reacher takes a stroll through a small Wisconsin town and sees a class ring in a pawn shop window: West Point 2005. A tough year to graduate: Iraq, then Afghanistan. The ring is tiny, for a woman, and it has her initials engraved on the inside. Reacher wonders what unlucky circumstance made her give up something she earned over four hard years. He decides to find out. And find the woman. And return her ring. Why not?

So begins a harrowing journey that takes Reacher through the upper Midwest, from a lowlife bar on the sad side of small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere, encountering bikers, cops, crooks, muscle, and a missing persons PI who wears a suit and a tie in the Wyoming wilderness.

The deeper Reacher digs, and the more he learns, the more dangerous the terrain becomes. Turns out the ring was just a small link in a far darker chain. Powerful forces are guarding a vast criminal enterprise. Some lines should never be crossed. But then, neither should Reacher.

Praise for The Midnight Line

"Puts Reacher just where we want him." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A gem." -- Chicago Tribune

"A timely, suspenseful, morally complex thriller, one of the best I've read this year . . . Child weaves in a passionately told history of opioids in American life. . . . Child's outrage over it is only just barely contained." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"A perfect example of Lee Child's talent . . . Lee Child is the master of plotting. . . . This is Child's most emotional book to date. . . . This is not just a good story; it is a story with a purpose and a message." -- Huffington Post

"I just read the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. . . . It is as good as they always are. I read every single one." -- Malcolm Gladwell
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The softer side of Jack Reacher? Huh? Well, everything's relative, but this time out Reacher does far less head-butting than usual, and the action is scaled down several notches, too. It starts with the former MP turned off-the-grid wanderer strolling through a Wisconsin town comfort break on his bus to nowhere when he spots a ring in a pawn-shop window not just any ring but a West Point class ring. West Pointers don't pawn class rings, so, naturally, Reacher wants to find out what happened. His attempts to trace the ring land him in the middle of an elaborate opioid-distribution operation originating in, of all places, a laundromat in South Dakota. Reacher tracks the ring's owner with relative ease, but that's where the trouble starts. Not so much with bad guys though there are some of those but with an army major desperately in need of help. Showing his sensitive side and his usual shrewd ability to figure stuff out, Reacher proves the man for the job. Not your usual Reacher fare God help us, we crave more head-banging but a very good, multifaceted novel about dealing with the unthinkable. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: It's automatic: Reacher gets off a bus, and Child lands on the NYT best-seller list.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Child's above-average 22nd Jack Reacher novel, the peripatetic soldier of fortune spies a woman's West Point ring in a pawn shop in Wisconsin and decides to return it to its original owner. His mission is interrupted by confrontations with a smug drug-peddling mob boss, tough-talking but glass-jawed homicidal bikers, and a couple of steely-eyed hit men. Assisting Reacher are the ring owner's worried sister, a tough private eye, and an ambitious policewoman. Keeping the same mildly cynical tone and unflagging pace he has used in previous series entries, reader Hill smoothly covers the moods of his heroes, from hard-boiled protagonist to sharp-witted investigator to empathic observer. He's equally effective in providing the mobster an arrogant tone; slimy, rural, bullying accents for the bikers; the policewoman's edgy air of anger and frustration; and a fearful, anxious flutter to the sister's voice. He also assists Child with a sincerity that adds gravitas to the novel's discussions of the opioid crisis. Child's audiobook fans will not want to miss this one. A Delacorte hardcover. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Child, Lee. Jack Reacher novel.
Books 8 and 16 are prequels
#1 - Killing floor
#2 - Die trying
#3 - Tripwire
#4 - Running blind
#5 - Echo burning
#6 - Without fail
#7 - Persuader
#8 - The Enemy
#9 - One shot
#10 - The Hard way
#11 - Bad luck and trouble
#12 - Nothing to lose
#13 - Gone tomorrow
#14 - 61 Hours
#15 - Worth dying for
#16 - The Affair
#17 - A Wanted man
#18 - Never go back
#19 - Personal
#20 - Make me
#21 - Night school
#22 - The Midnight line
#23 - Past tense
#24 - Blue moon
Subjects Reacher, Jack -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :[2017]
Edition First large print edition.
Language English
Description 518 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9780525524434
0525524436
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