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#Year1st ReadTitleAuthor(s)My Rating 
1 2010 2023 61 Hours
Jack Reacher #14
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. Chances are you'll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish."
- Entertainment Weekly


A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation.  In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces.  If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help.  Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

"Masterful... a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense."
- The Providence Journal


Reacher's original plan was to keep on moving.  But the next 61 hours will change everything.  The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed - but so is the woman he'll risk his life to save.

"Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle.... This is Child in top form, but isn't he always?"
- Booklist (starred review)

"Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher's next appearance."
- The Miami Herald
2 2011 2023 The Affair
Jack Reacher #16
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"The [Reacher] novel fans have been waiting for."
- USA Today


Everything starts somwehere.  For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.

Reacher is ordered undercover to investigate the murder of a young woman.  Evidence points to a U.S. soldier with powerful friends.  Once in Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets.  Uncertain they can trust each other, they reluctantly join forces.  Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever.  The conspiracy threatens to  shatter his faith in the mission - and turn him into a man to be feared.

"One of the best Reacher books yet...  The tension builds early and continues nonstop"
- The Miami Herald


"Big, exciting... The Affair shakes up the status quo."
- The New York Times
3 2007 2023 Bad Luck and Trouble
Jack Reacher #11
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"[An] action-packed thrill ride."
- Chicago Tribune


From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night.  On the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life and plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends... and the people he once trusted with his life.

Reacher is the ultimate loner - no phone, no ties, no address.  But a woman from his old military unit has found him using a signal only the eight members of their elite team would know.  Then she tells him a terrifying story about the brutal death of a man they both served with.  Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his team, scrambling to unravel the sudden disappearance of two other comrades.  But Reacher won't give up - because in a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they'd better be ready for what comes right back at them.

A slam-bang yarn filled with [Lee] Child's usual terse life-and-death lessons." - Entertainment Weekly

"A breathless, ultra-cool novel with relentless pacing."
- The Plain Dealer
4 2021 2024 Better Off Dead
Jack Reacher #26
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Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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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
5 2019 Blue Moon
Jack Reacher #24
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Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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"Child is at the top of his game in this nail-biter."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus for a good deed... that turns into something bad. Now Reacher wants to make it right.

An elderly couple owes big money to some dangerous people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.

Reacher has to stay one step ahead of thugs and assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she’s letting on, and sets out to make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice... the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.

"Reacher is so irresistible a character that he draws fans from every demographic."
- Nooklist (starred review)
6 2018 The Christmas Scorpion
Jack Reacher #22.5
Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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7 2019 Cleaning the Gold
Jack Reacher #23.6
Lee Child  
Karin Slaughter  
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8 1977 1980 Coma
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Robin Cook  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"A CHILLING, FAST-MOVING, SUSPENSE THRILLER... UN-PUT-DOWNABLE!" - BOSTON GLOBE

The call it "minor surgery," but Nancy Greenly, Sean Berman, and a dozen others, all admitted to Memorial Hospital for routine procedures, are victims of the same inexplicable, hideous tragedy on the operating table.  They never wake up again.

Some traceless error in anesthesia has caused irreversible brain death, leaving each of them in a hopeless coma.

Something is wrong here.  And Susan Wheeler, a beautiful young medical student, hazards her life to uncover the horrifying explanation - a plot so ghastly, so far-reaching, so terrifyingly incredible, yet so nightmarishly possible it will leave you suspended in a state of fear....

COMA

"UNNERVING... WILL LOWER YOUR TEMPERATURE!"
- NEWSWEEK

"STRIKES A DEAFENING CHORD OF TERROR!"
- WASHINGTON POST

A MAIN SELECTION OF THE LITERARY GUILD

NEW AMERICAN PUBLISHES SIGNET, MENTOR, PLUME & MERIDIAN BOOKS
9 1982 1988 A Cry in the Night
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Mary Higgins Clark  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"UNRELENTING... THE BEST NEW SUSPENSE NOVEL THAT I HAVE READ IN A DECADE....  A RELENTLESS SENSE OF IMPENDING DOOM GRASPS THE READER BY THE THROAT."
- Bestsellers

IT WAS THE SORT OF THING THAT HAPPENED ONLY IN FAIRY TALES....

One day she was simply Jenny MacPartland - young, charming, divorced, working in a New York art gallery, struggling to support her two little girls - the next, she was a princess, lavishly courted by a handsome artist whose exquisitly peaceful landscapes were making him famous virtually overnight.  Within a month, Jenny was married ro Erich Krueger.  She had found her prince, the man she could truly love.

UNTIL IT BECAME THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARE

Suddenly weathy, adored, warmly cared for, Jenny knew she'd grow to love living on Erish's Minnesota farm.  Until the lonely days and eerie nights strained her nerves to the breaking point... until bizarre incidents led her to doubt her own sanity... until a chain of events revealed the link to a past more terrifying than she dared imagine - a past that threatened her marriage, her children, her life.

"GRIPPING... A STORY TO BE DEVOURED AT A SINGLE SITTING."
- Daily News

"A STUNNING ACHIEVEMENT... COULD BECOME A SUSPENSE CLASSIC."
- Associated Press
10 2007 The Darkest Evening of the Year
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers.  Among dog lovers, she's a legend for the risks she'll take to save an animal from abuse.  Among her friends, Amy's heedless devotion is often cause for concern.  To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can't allow herself to return, Amy's behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret.

No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home.  The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny.  Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha.  But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents.  An ominous stranger.  A mysterious home invasion.

And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy's every move and that, whoever it is, he's not alone.  Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she's always been there to save.  But now there's no one to save Amy and those she loves.  From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have listeners captivated until dawn.

DEAN KOONTZ, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.

KIRSTEN KAIROS is a voice-over artist and singer who has toured worldwide  and recorded with a number of artists including Julio Iglesias and David Lee Roth.  Her voice can be heard on numerous radio and television commercials as well as character voices for animation.
11 2012 2023 Deep Down
Jack Reacher #16.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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12 2021 The Devil's Hand
Terminal List #4
Jack Carr  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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13 1998 2022 Die Trying
Jack Reacher #2
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From audible.com:

When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time. He's kidnapped with her. Chained together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because Reacher's female companion is worth more than he imagines. Now he has to save them both - from the inside out - or die trying....
14 1993 DisclosureMichael Crichton  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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15 2001 2022 Echo Burning
Jack Reacher #5
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Jalapeño-hot suspense...  As sweltering as the El Paso sun."
- People


Thumbing across the scorched Texas desert, Jack Reacher has nowhere to go and all the time in the world to get there.  Cruising the same stretch of two-lane blacktop is Carmen Greer.  For Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch.  Carmen's got a wild story to tell - all about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that's purely gothic.  She's also got a plan.  Reacher's part of it.  And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both thier lives.

"Child builds suspense to almost unbearable extremes."
- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The best mystery I have read this year."
- The Boston Globe
16 2004 2022 The Enemy
Jack Reacher #8
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"A page turner!...  Le Child is a thriller writer you should know about it you don't already."
- CBS News Sunday Morning


Jack Reacher.  Hero.  Loner.  Soldier.  Soldier's son.  An elite military cop, he was one of the army's brightest stars.  But in every cop's life there is one case that changes everything.  For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

"An unforgettable hero... [The Enemy] may be the best Reacher book yet.
- Newsweek


New Year's Day, 1990.  In a North Carolina motel, a two-star general is found dead.  His briefcase is missing.  Nobody knows what was in it.  Within minutes Reacher has his orders: Control the situation.  Within hours the general's wife is murdered.  Then the dominoes really start to fall.

"The pages almost turn themselves."
- New York Daily News


Somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Reacher is being set up as the fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.  But Reacher won't quit.  He's fighting a new kind of war - against an enemy he didn't know he had.  And against a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

"Dazzling."
- The New York Times Book Review
17 2022 2022 Fairy Tale
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Stephen King  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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From amazon.com:

A New York Times Bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist!

Legendary storyteller Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours.


Charlie Reade looks like a regular high school kid, great at baseball and football, a decent student. But he carries a heavy load. His mom was killed in a hit-and-run accident when he was seven, and grief drove his dad to drink. Charlie learned how to take care of himself—and his dad. When Charlie is seventeen, he meets a dog named Radar and her aging master, Howard Bowditch, a recluse in a big house at the top of a big hill, with a locked shed in the backyard. Sometimes strange sounds emerge from it.

Charlie starts doing jobs for Mr. Bowditch and loses his heart to Radar. Then, when Bowditch dies, he leaves Charlie a cassette tape telling a story no one would believe. What Bowditch knows, and has kept secret all his long life, is that inside the shed is a portal to another world.

King’s storytelling in Fairy Tale soars. This is a magnificent and terrifying tale in which good is pitted against overwhelming evil, and a heroic boy—and his dog—must lead the battle.

Early in the Pandemic, King asked himself: “What could you write that would make you happy?”

“As if my imagination had been waiting for the question to be asked, I saw a vast deserted city—deserted but alive. I saw the empty streets, the haunted buildings, a gargoyle head lying overturned in the street. I saw smashed statues (of what I didn’t know, but I eventually found out). I saw a huge, sprawling palace with glass towers so high their tips pierced the clouds. Those images released the story I wanted to tell.”
18 2017 Faking a Murderer
Jack Reacher #22.4
Lee Child  
Kathy Reichs  
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19 2019 The Fourth Man
Jack Reacher #23.5
Lee Child  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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20 2009 2023 Gone Tomorrow
Jack Reacher #13
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Hold on tight....  This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages....  May be [Lee Child's] best."
- USA Today


New York City.  Two in the morning.  A subway car heading uptown.  Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers.  Four are okay.  The fifth isn't.  And if you think Reacher isn't going to get involved... then you don't know Jack.

"Propulsive...  [Child is] an expert at ratcheting up tension."
- Los Angeles Times


Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan - by dozens of people with one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher.  A little.  A lot.  Or just enough to get him killed.  A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war.  For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

"A top-notch thriller." - Booklist (starred review)
21 2014 Good and Valuable Consideration
Jack Reacher #19.1
Lee Child  
Joseph Finder  
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22 2007 2024 The Good Guy
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"KOONTZ WRITES THRILLERS THAT MOVE SO FAST THEY MAKE EVERY OTHER THRILLER WRITER SEEM TO BE STANDING STILL."
- Denver Post


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes this pulse-pounding thriller that starts with a terrifying decision: Help - or run.  Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work.  But tonight is no ordinary night.  The jittery man sitting beside him has mistaken Tim for someone else - and passes him an envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman.  "Ten thousand now.  You get the rest when she's gone.

Now everything he thought he knew - even about himself - will be challenged.  For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate.  But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be...

The Good Guy


"Dean Koontz is a master of his craft....  He creates... one of his trademark good guys... {and} one of the most interesting serial killers ever to grace the printed page.  Chalk up another one for the good guy, who knows how to search for a small patch of light as darkness threatens all around." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
23 2006 2023 The Hard Way
Jack Reacher #10
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"Tough, fast, smart, and unforgettable."
- The Miami Herald


Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away.  The car contained one million dollars in ransom money because Edward Lane, the man who paid it, would do anything to get his family back.

"A straight ahead, hogh-octane thriller."
- The Philadelphia Inquirer


Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation.  He will use any tool to find his beautiful wife and child.  And Jack Reacher os the best manhunter in the world.

"Reacher's latest adventure will leave a trail of blood - and satisfied readers."
- Entertainment Weekly


On the trail of vicious kidnappers, Reacher learns the chilling secrets of his employer's past... and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war.  He knows that Edward Lane is hiding something.  Something dirty.  Something big.  But Reacher also knows this:  He's already in way too deep to stop now.  And if he has to do it the hard way, he will.

"A breathless, well-paced thriller."
- The Denver Post
24 2013 2023 High Heat
Jack Reacher #17.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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25 2022 In the Blood
Terminal List #5
Jack Carr  Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0Rated 0
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26 2024 In Too Deep
Jack Reacher #29
Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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27 2011 2023 James Penney's New Identity / Guy Walks Into a Bar
Jack Reacher #12.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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28 1997 2022 Killing Floor
Jack Reacher #1
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"[Lee Child] knows what he's doing... Terrific... Brutal... Fascinating."
- The New York Times


Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter.  He's just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder.  Not much of a welcome.  All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody.  At least not here.  Not lately.  But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone.  Not in Margrave, Georgia.  Not a chance in hell.

"From its jolting opening scene to its fiery final confrontation, Killing Floor is irresistible."
- People

"Lee Child grabs you with the first line and never loosens his grip."
- Nevada Barr

"A rip-roaring thriller... One of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction."
- Jeffery Deaver
29 2015 2023 Make Me
Jack Reacher #20
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"Compelling and original... another winner...  There's a reason [Lee] Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre."
- Associated Press


Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, so he steps off a train in Mother's Rest, a small town hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields.  It's a strange place with watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes Reacher for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have turned lethal.  There's something about Chang that makes Reacher want to help... so he teams up with her and starts to ask around.  He thinks: How bad can this thing be?  But before long he's plunged into a desperate race across the country, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way, and into a nightmare he never sees coming.  Walking away would have been easier.  But as always, Reacher's rule is: If you want me to stop, you're going to have to make me.

"Child's complete command of the story makes this thriller work brilliantly."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
30 1989 2024 Midnight
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Dean R Koontz  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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Four citizens of Moonlight Cove are left...
they must escape before they face a fate more tortuous
than death... and as inevitable as midnight.


In picturesque Moonlight Cove, California, inexplicable deaths occur and spine-tingling terror descends to this "edge of paradise."  Growing numbers of residents harbor a secret so dark it is sure to cost even more lives.

Tessa Lockland comes to town to probe her sister's seemingly unprompted, suicide.  Independent and clever, she meets up with Sam Booker, an undercover FBI agent sent to Moonlight Cove to discover the truth behind the mysterious deaths.  They meet Harry Talbot, a wheelchair-bound veteran, who has seen things from his window that he was not meant to see.  Together they begin to understand the depth of evil in Moonlight Cove.  Chrissie Foster, a resourceful eleven-year-old, running from her parents who have suddenly changed and in whom darkness dwells, joins them.  Together they make a stand against darkness and terror.

READ BY J. CHARLES J. Charles has more than 40 years experience in professional theatre, radio, television, and film.  His name is familiar to many Michigan and national audiences as a scenic and lighting designer, as well as a performer and director.  Mr. Charles trained in theatre at Michigan State University and Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie-Mellon).
31 2017 2024 The Midnight Line
Jack Reacher #22
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS
OF THE YEAR BY JANET MARIN,
THE NEW YORK TIMES

"[A] classic Jack Reacher tale...
compelling and moving."

-Associated Press


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 a small town to a dirt-blown crossroads in the middle of nowhere.

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: a vast criminal enterprise.  Some lines should never be crossed.  But then, neither should Reacher.

"[A] gem... Bruce Springsteen might have written 'From Small Things (Big Things Come)' for Jack Reacher." - Chicago Tribune

"Compuisively readable."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Don't miss a sneak peek of Lee Child's novel Past Tense in the back of the book.
32 2013 2023 Never Go Back
Jack Reacher #18
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Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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"Tight and compelling...  Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time....  [Lee] Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don't come close to matching."
- Associated Press


Former military cop Jack Reacher has arrived at the headquarters of the 110th MP, his old unit near Washington, D.C., the closest thing to a home he's ever had.  He's there to meet - in person - the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, so far just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.  But Turner isn't there and Reacher is shocked to be charged with a crime with serious consequences.

When threatened, you can run or fight.

Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, and the FBI, and the D.C. Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.  It is a race for the truth that will make Reacher question who he is, what he's done, and the very future of his untethered life on the open road.

"An adrenaline-charged, action-packed thriller... impossible to put down."
- Lansing State Journal

"The dialogue has never been sharper....  The pages turn themselves."
- San Antonio Express-News

Don't miss Lee Child's short story "High Heat" in the back of this book.
33 2016 2023 Night School
Jack Reacher #21
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"This series [is] utterly addictive."
- JANET MASLIN, The New York Times

It's 1996, and Reacher is still in the army.  In the morning they give him a medal, and that night he must go back to school.  Off the grid.  Out of sight, out of mind.

Two other men are in the classroom - an FBI agent and a CIA analyst - each wondering what the hell they are doing there.

Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor - a Saudi courier.  A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper "The American wants a hundred million dollars."

Reacher and his two new friends are told to find that American.  Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley.  Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize:  If they don't get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.

"Another timely tour de force...  The taut thriller is textbook [Lee] Child: fast-paced and topical with a 'ripper from the headlines' feel."
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"As gripping as ever."
- The Florida Times-Union
34 2017 No Middle Name
Jack Reacher #18.5
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Brace yourself for the ultimate
Jack Reacher reading experience.


This pulse-pounding collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child features eleven previously published pieces and a brand-new novella, "Too Much Time," in which Reacher's sharp eye and quick deduction skills are on full display.  In story after story, Reacher fans and lovers of action-packed fiction will witness "one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes"* during different periods of his life: a teenage Reacher in sweltering New York City, Reacher as an MP in Georgia, Reacher as a magnet for women, and, of course, Reacher the loner, on the road and righting wrongs.  No suitcase.  No destination.  No middle name.  No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him.  Feel bad for trouble.

PRAISE FOR LEE CHILD
AND JACK REACHER


"There's a reason Child is
considered the best of the best
in the thriller genre."
- Associated Press

"This series [is] utterly addictive."
- JANET MASLIN, The New York Times

"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond."
- KEN FOLLETT


*The Washington Post
35 2022 No Plan B
Jack Reacher #27
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"The world's favorite hero packs
an even harder punch than ever."

PETER JAMES

The gripping new Jack Reacher thriller from
the #1 New York Times bestselling author
Lee Child and Andrew Child


In Gerrardsville, Colorado, a woman dies under the wheels of a moving bus.  The death is ruled a suicide.  But Jack Reacher saw what really happened: A man in a gray hoodie and jeans, moving stealthily, pushed the victim to her demise before swiftly grabbing the dead woman's purse and strolling away.

When another homicide is ruled an accident, Reacher knows this is no coincidence.  With a killer on the loose, Reacher has no time to waste to track down those responsible.  But he is unaware that these crimes are part of something much larger and more far-reaching: an arsonist out for revenge, a foster kid on the run, a cabal of powerful people involved in a secret conspiracy with many moving parts.  There is no room for error, but they make a grave one.  They don't consider Reacher a threat.  "There's too much at stake to start running from shadows."  But Reacher isn't a shadow.  He is flesh and blood.  And relentless when it comes to making things right.

For when the threat is Reacher, there is No Plan B.

"No Plan B is not to be missed: a perfectly plotted, fast-paced thriller, with bigger twists than ever before.  It's no wonder Jack Reacher is everyone's favorite rebel hero."
- KARIN SLAUGHTER

"Lee and Andrew Child nail it again with No Plan B."
- RICHARD OSMAN

Don't miss a sneak peek of
Lee and Andrew Child's novel
THE SECRET in the back of the book.
36 2014 2023 Not a Drill
Jack Reacher #18.6
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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37 2008 2023 Nothing to Lose
Jack Reacher #12
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"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
38 2005 2022 One Shot
Jack Reacher #9
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"Pulse-pounding action."
- Chicago Sun-Times


Six shots.  Five dead.  One heartland city thrown into a state of terror.  But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case.  Except for one thing.  The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming.  He knows this shooter - a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot.  Reacher is certain something is not right - and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings.  Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal.  This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell.  And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning and then beat him shot for shot.

"Compelling, furiously paced."
- Los Angeles Times

"Crackles with excitement."
- St. Petersburg Times

"Pure adrenaline, from its well-constructed setup to its explosive, unforgettable finale."
- The Miami Herald
39 2023 Only the Dead
Terminal List #6
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LONG-BURIED SECRETS.  A DEVASTATING GLOBAL CONSPIRACY.
AND ONLY ONE MAN WHO CAN STOP IT: JAMES REECE.


IN 1980 a freshman congreeman was gunned down in Rhode Island, sending shockwaves through Washington that are still reverberating more than four decades later.

Now with the world on the brink of war and a weakened United States facing rampant inflation, political division, and shocking assassinations, a secret cabal of global elites is ready to assume control.  And with the world's most dangerous man locked in solitary confinement, the conspirators believe the final obstacle to complete domination has been eliminated.  They're wrong.

From the firms of Wall Street to the corridors of power in Washington, DC, and Moscow, secrets from the past have the uncanny ability to rise to the surface in the present.

With the odds stacked against him, James Reece is on a mission generations in the making.  Unfortunately for his enemies, the former SEAL is not concerned with odds.  He is on the warpath.  And when James Reece picks up his tomahawk and sniper rifle, no one is out of range.

JACK CARR is a former Navy SEAL who led special, operations teams as a team leader, platoon commander, troop commander, and task unit commander.  During his twenty years in Naval Special Warfare he transitioned from an enlisted SEAL sniper to a junior officer leading assault and sniper teams in Iraq and Afghanistan, to a platoon commander practicing counterinsurgency in the southern Philippines, to commanding a Special Operations Task Unit in the most Iranian-influenced section of southern Iraq throughout the tumultuous drawdown of U.S. Forces.  Jack retired from active duty in 2016 and lives with his wife and three children in Park City, Utah.  He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Terminal List, True Believer, Savage Son, The Devil's Hand and In the Blood. Visit him at officialjackcarr.com and follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook at @JackCarrUSA.

RAY PORTER is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator.  He has appeared in numerous films and television shows.  Comic book movie fans might know him as Darkseid in Zack Snyder's Justice League.  He has narrated over 500 audiobooks.  He lives in Los Angeles.
40 2009 2023 Origin
The Konrath/Kilborn Collective #3
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When linguist Andrew Dennison is yanked from his bed by the Secret Service and taken to a top secret facility in the desert, he has no idea he's been brought there to translate the words of an ancient demon.

He joins pretty but cold veterinarian Sun Jones, eccentric molecular biologist Dr. Frank Belgium, and a hodge-podge of religious, military, and science personnel to try and figure out if the creature is, indeed, Satan.

But things quickly go bad, and very soon Andy isn't just fighting for his life, but the lives of everyone on earth…
41 2018 2024 Past Tense
Jack Reacher #23
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Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestseller author Lee Child, "a superb craftsman of suspense"
(Entertainment Weekly)


Jack Reacher sticks out this thumb and starts an epic trip across America from Maine to California.  But he doesn't get far.  On a country road deep in the New Hampshire woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born.  He thinks, What's one extra day?  He takes a detour.  At the same moment, not far way, two young Canadians are trying to get to New York City when their car breaks down near a lonely motel.  The owners of the strange establishment seem almost too friendly.  As Reacher explores his father's life, and as strands of different sotries begin to merge, he makes a shocking discovery:  The present can be tough, but the past can be tense... and deadly.

"There's a reason [Lee] Child is considered the best of the best in the thriller genre." - Associated Press

"This series [is] utterly addictive." - JANET MASLIN, The New York Times

"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
42 2014 2023 Personal
Jack Reacher #19
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"Reacher is the stuff of myth... one of this century's most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes... [Lee] Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense."
- The Washington Post


Someone has tried to kill the French president.  How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence?  John Kott - a U.S. Army marksman gone bad - is one of them.  After fifteen years in prison, he's out... and there's a G8 suimmit coming up, packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.

If anyone can stop Kott, it's the man who beat him before: Jack Reacher.  And though he'd rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with rookie analyst Casey Nice.  They're facing a rough road, full of local thugs, doube-crosses, and no backup if things go wrong.  Reacher never gets too close.  But this time it's personal.

"Yet another satisfying page-turner."
- Entertainment Weekly


Don't miss Lee Child's short story "Not a Drill" and a sneak peek of his new novel Make Me, in the back of the book.
43 2003 2022 Persuader
Jack Reacher #7
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"A page-turner... [Lee] Child's tale drives hard and fast."
- Los Angeles Times Book Review


Jack Reacher lives for the moment.  Without a home.  Without commitment.  And with a burning desire to right wrongs - and rewrite his own agonizing past.  DEA agent Susan Duffy is living for the future, knowing that she has made a terrible mistake by putting one of her own female agents into a death trap within a heavily guarded Maine mansion.

Staging a brilliant ruse, Reacher hurtles into the dark heart of a vast criminal enterprise.  Trying to rescue an agent whose time is running out, Reacher enters a crime lord's waterfront fortress.  There he will find a world of secrecy and violence - and confront some unfinished business from his own past.

"Gripping and suspensful...  Child ratchets up the suspense to new heights."
- The Denver Post


"Wickedly addictive... so fast-paced it makes the eyeballs spin."
- Orlando Sentinel

44 2022 2024 Quicksilver
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#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz takes a surprising and exhilarating road trip with a man in pursuit of his strange past - mile by frightening mile.

Quinn Quicksilver was born a mystery - abandoned at three days old on a desert highway in Arizona.  Raised in an orphanage, never knowing his parents, Quinn had a happy if unexceptional life.  Until the day of "strange magnetism."  It compelled him to drive out to the middle of nowhere.  It helped him find a coin worth a lot of money.  And it practically saved his life when two government agents showed up in the diner in pursuit of him.  Now Quinn is on the run from those agents and who knows what else, fleeing for his life.

During a shoot-out at a forlorn dude ranch, he finally meets his destined companions: Bridget Rainking, a beauty as gifted in foresight as she is with firearms, and her grandpa Sparky, a romance novelist with an unusual past Bridget knows what it's like to be Quinn.  She's hunted, too.  The only way to stay alive is to keep moving.

Barreling through the Sonoran Desert, the formidable trio is impelled by that same inexplicable magnetism toward the inevitable.  With every deeply disturbing mile, something sinister is in the rearview - an enemy that is more than a match for Quinn.  Even as he discovers within himself resources that are every bit as scary.

www.deankoontz.com
45 2000 2022 Running Blind
Jack Reacher #4
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"The best...  Lee Child's tough but humane Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer."
- Stephen King

Across the country, women are being murdered, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, and no clues to an apparent motive.  They are, truly, perfect crimes.  In fact, there's only one thing that links the victims.  Each of the women knew Jack Reacher - and it's got him running blind.

"Spectacular...  Muscular, energetic prose and pell-mell pacing."
- The Seattle Times

"Plan tio stay up long past bedtime."
- Kirkus Reviews
46 2020 Savage Son
Terminal List #3
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47 2020 2023 Second Skin
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Stan Weir is mourning a tragic loss when he meets a mysterious nine-year-old girl, who claims to be the reincarnated spirit of his late wife. Marcy Keef is a single mother trying to make ends meet when her daughter Erin starts describing 'past life memories'. Neither wants to believe Erin, but as violent secrets are revealed, the truth becomes harder to deny.

With echoes of Stephen King, Second Skin is a propulsive thriller about grief, guilt and truths better left unknown.
48 2011 2023 Second Son
Jack Reacher #15.5
Lee Child  Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3Rated 3
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49 2023 The Secret
Jack Reacher #28
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Andrew Child  
Lee Child  
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THE GRIPPING NEW JACK REACHER THRILLER FROM THE #1 NEW YORK
TIMES
BESTSELLING AUTHORS LEE CHILD AND ANDREW CHILD


1992.  All across the United States respectable, upstanding citizens are showing up dead.  These deaths could be accidents, and they don't appear to be connected - until a fatal fall from a high-floor window attracts some unexpected attention.

That attention comes from the secretary of defense.  All of a sudden he wants an interagency task force to investigate.  And he wants Jack Reacher as the army's representative.  If Reacher gets a result, great. If not, he's a convenient fall guy.

But office politics isn't Reacher's thing.  Three questions quickly emerge: Who's with him, who's against him, and will the justice he dispenses be the official kind... or his own kind?

LEE CHILD is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher series and the complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name.  Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories.  A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City and Wyoming.  Learn more at leechild.com.

ANDREW CHILD, who also writes as Andrew Grant, is the author of RUN, False Positive, False Friend, False Witness, Invisible, and Too Close to Home.  He is the #1 bestselling co-author of the Jack Reacher novels The Sentinel, Better Off Dead, and No Plan B.  Child and his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander, live on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming.  Visit andrewgrantbooks.com.

SCOTT BRICK, a Grammy® nominee, has won over fifty Earphones Awards, five Audie Awards, and has twice been named Publishers Weekly's Narrator of the Year.
50 2020 The Sentinel
Jack Reacher #25
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"One of the many great things about Jack Reacher is that he's larger than life while remaining relatable and believable.  The Sentinel shows that two Childs are even better than one."
- JAMES PATTERSON

As always, Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there.  One morning he ends up in a town near Pleasantville, Tennessee.

But there's nothing pleasant about the place.

In broad daylight Reacher spots a hapless soul walking into an ambush.  "It was four against one"... so Reacher intervenes, with his own trademark brand of conflict resolution.

The man he saves is Rusty Rutherford, an unassuming IT manager, recently fired after a cyberattack locked up the town's data, records, information... and secrets.  Rutherford wants to stay put, look innocent, and clear his name.

Reacher is intrigued.  There's more to the story.  The bad guys who jumped Rutherford are part of something serious and deadly, involving a conspiracy, a cover-up, and murder - all centered on a mousy little guy in a coffee-stained shirt who has no idea what he's up against.

Rule one: If you don't know the trouble you're in, keep Reacher by your side.

"Classic Reacher, great story.  Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.  I do love the spare writing style, the descriptions, Reacher's responses to threats.  Joyous stuff.  I hope there will be many more Reachers to come."
- CONN IGGULDEN

"Terrific... powerful... Brutal action mixes with keen-eyed detective work as Reacher metes out his own brand of justice....  If this novel is a harbinger of what's to come, then Jack is in good hands."
- Booklist (starred review)






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