Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
The new Jack Reacher...............
Reacher takes an aimless stroll past a pawn shop in a small Midwestern town. In
the window he sees a West Point class ring from 2005. It’s tiny. It’s a woman cadet’s graduation present to herself.
would she give it up? Reacher’s a West Pointer too, and he knows what she went
through to get it.
tracks the ring back to its owner, step by step, down a criminal trail leading
west. Like Big Foot come out of the forest, he arrives
in the deserted
wilds of Wyoming. All he wants is to find the woman. If
she’s OK, he’ll walk away. If she’s not … he’ll stop at nothing.
still shaken by the recent horrors of Make
Me, and now The Midnight Line sees
him set on a raw and elemental quest for simple justice.
Best advice: don’t get in his way.
CHILD is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. It is said one of his
novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every twenty seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot
in hardback and paperback on bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic,
and are published in forty-five languages in one hundred territories. He is the
recipient of many prizes, most recently the CWA’s Diamond Dagger
for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction. All his thrillers have
been optioned for major motion pictures, the first of which, Jack Reacher, was
based on the novel One Shot, and
the second, based on Never Go Back was
released last year. Lee was born in Coventry, brought up in Birmingham, and now
lives in New York. Visit www.leechild.com