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Better Off Dead

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2021
2024
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57 chapters
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 Jack Reacher*
#26 of 29
Jack Reacher*   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series of action / adventure novels by Lee Child and later also by Andrew Child featuring the main character Jack Reacher.

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
25) The Sentinel
26) Better Off Dead
27) No Plan B
28) The Secret
29) In Too Deep
Copyright © 2021 by Lee Child and Andrew Child
For Jane and Tasha
The stranger got into position under the streetlight at 11:00 P.M., as agreed.
May contain spoilers
"You'd probably shoot me instead."
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Added: 07-Feb-2022
Last Updated: 12-Apr-2024

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 26-Oct-2021
Random House
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
26-Oct-2021
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$31.50
Length:
9 hrs 11 min (322 pages)
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
2426
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Scott Brick  - Narration
From audible.com:

Number one New York Times best seller • Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new thriller from acclaimed number one best-selling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child.

Digging graves had not been part of my plans when I woke up that morning.

Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants. That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun — until he comes upon a curious scene. A Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around. A woman is slumped over the wheel.

Dead? No, nothing is what it seems.

The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people. Most of them would rather die than betray their terrifying leader, who has burrowed his influence deep into the nearby border town, a backwater that has seen better days. The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark.

He would know the fate of Fenton’s brother.

Reacher is good at finding people who don’t want to be found, so he offers to help, despite feeling that Fenton is keeping secrets of her own. But a life hangs in the balance. Maybe more than one. But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher's life. Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.
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Notes and Comments:
©2021 Lee Child and Andrew Child ℗2021 Random House Audio
 01-Apr-2022
Dell Publishing Company
Paperback B
In my libraryI read this editionOrder from amazon.comHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Apr-2022
Format:
Paperback B
Pages*:
355
Read:
Once
Reading(s):
1)   10 Apr 2024 - 12 Apr 2024
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
12983
ISBN:
1-984-81853-8
ISBN-13:
978-1-984-81853-9
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Carlos Beltrán - Cover Design
Getty Images - Cover Images
Shutterstock - Cover Images
Two Childs are
even better than one."

- JAMES PATTERSON

Jack Reacher is back in a brand-new page-turning thriller from acclaimed
#1 bestselling authors Lee Child and Andrew Child.


Reacher goes where he wants, when he wants.  That morning he was heading west, walking under the merciless desert sun - until he comes upon a curious scene.  A
Jeep has crashed into the only tree for miles around.  A woman is slumped over the wheel.

The woman is Michaela Fenton, an army veteran turned FBI agent trying to find her twin brother, who might be mixed up with some dangerous people.  The mysterious Dendoncker rules from the shadows, out of sight and under the radar, keeping his dealings in the dark.

Reacher is good at finding people who don't want to be found.  And a life hangs in the balance.  Maybe more than one.  But to bring Dendoncker down will be the riskiest job of Reacher's life.  Failure is not an option, because in this kind of game, the loser is always better off dead.

"Superb... Smart writing, vivid action scenes, and dramatic twists mark this seamless effort.  Even those for whom this is their first Reacher novel will be clamoring for more."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of.  I read every one as soon as it appears."
- KEN FOLLETT

"The mixture of brute-force and intellectual problem-solving is just right"
- Booklist
Cover:
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Notes and Comments:
Dell mass market edition: April 2022
First printing based on the number line

Canada: $12.99

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Author(s)

Andrew Child  
Birth: Cir 01 Jan 1968 Birmingham, England, UK
Notes:
From www.jackreacher.com:

Andrew Grant was born in Birmingham, England in May 1968. He went to school in St Albans, Hertfordshire and later attended the University of Sheffield where he studied English Literature and Drama. After graduation Andrew set up and ran a small independent theatre company which showcased a range of original material to local, regional and national audiences. Following a critically successful but financially challenging appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Andrew moved into the telecommunications industry as a ‘temporary’ solution to a short-term cash crisis. Fifteen years later, after carrying out a variety of roles – including a number which were covered by the UK Official Secrets Act – Andrew escaped from corporate life, and established himself as the author of the critically-acclaimed novels Even, Die Twice, More Harm Than Good, RUN, False Positive, False Friend, False Witness, Invisible, and Too Close To Home. Andrew is married to novelist Tasha Alexander, and lives on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming, USA.

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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