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Nothing to Lose

71.4% complete
2008
2023
1 time
73 chapters
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2982
Copyright © 2008 by Lee Child
For Rae Helmsworth and Janine Wilson. They know why.
The sun was only half as hot as he had known sun to be, but it was hot enough to keep him confused and dizzy.
May contain spoilers
He figured San Diego was about a thousand miles away, or more, if he followed some detours.
Hope, Colorado; Despair, Colorado; Fort Shaw, Oklahoma
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Added: 07-Feb-2022
Last Updated: 19-Apr-2023

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 29-Aug-2008
Random House
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
29-Aug-2008
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$26.99
Length:
14 hrs 25 min (546 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   28 Feb 2023 - 3 Mar 2023
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2412
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From audible.com:

Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, 12 miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher - a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose - goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

It wasn’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see...where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later... where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops - the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded - waits and watches...where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return.

Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair - against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him - and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that’s killing Americans by the thousand.

Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.
Cover:
Book Cover
Notes and Comments:
©2008 Lee Child ℗2008 Random House, Inc.
 01-Apr-2009
Dell Publishing Company
Paperback B
In my libraryOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Apr-2009
Format:
Paperback B
Cover Price:
$9.99
Pages*:
531
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
13167
ISBN:
0-440-24367-X
ISBN-13:
978-0-440-24367-0
Printing:
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Carlos Beltran  - Cover Artist
Carlos Beltran - Cover Design
Sigrid Estrada - Photographer
"Explosive and nearly impossible to put down."
- People


Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair.  Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road.  Jack Reacher can't find a ride, so he walks.  All he wants is a cup of coffee.  What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on.

They're picking on the wrong guy.

Reacher is a hard man.  No job, no address, no baggage.  Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity.  What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide?

"Colossal.  Earthshaking.  Stupendous...  Jack Reacher is one of the most enduring action heroes on the American landscape."
- JANET MASLIN, New York Times


With just one ally - a mysterious woman cop from Hope - and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edge - a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?

"Do yourself a favor and get hooked on this series."
- The Plain Dealer
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Notes and Comments:
Delacorte Press hardcover edition published June 2008
Dell mass market edition / April 2009
Ninth printing based on the number line
Canada: $11.99

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Author(s)

Lee Child  
Birth: 29 Oct 1954 Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK
Notes:
From www.jackreacher.com:

Lee Child was born October 29th, 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.

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