A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Selected for the June 2009 Indie Next List
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.
In the next few tense seconds, Reacher will make a choice—and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times bestseller Lee Child.
Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.
Arace has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent—skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark’s plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan—from a former Delta Force operator now running for the US Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell, to a host of others. Every person has one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.
In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America. For Jack Reacher, it’s a mystery with only one answer—the kind that comes when you finally look your worst enemy in the eye.
© 2009 by Lee Child
“High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”
New York Times
“Hold on tight…This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages…May be [Child’s] best.”
“Jack Reacher is one of the best thriller characters at work today. Escape into a fantasy where thwarting terrorists is just a matter of grim purpose and quick reflexes.”
“A good old-fashioned adventure story that demands you keep reading to find out what happens next.”
“Lean and agile…a rocket-powered plot that punches several hot-button aspects of terrorism.”
“Edgy, nerve-wracking, and thoroughly engrossing, Gone Tomorrow is so insanely fastpased that it’s simply over too soon.”
“Reacher is Marlowe’s literary descendant and a twenty-first century knight—only tougher.”
“[Child] sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then lets Reacher use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The ever-resourceful and vengeful Reacher takes on nearly a score of the bad guys in an exciting climax to an enthralling book…complete with cover-ups and numerous intriguing twists.”
Library Journal (starred reviews)
“A superb New York novel…Child grounds his hero’s hard body and hard-drive brain in believable detail, and he sets the action against a precisely described landscape.”
Booklist (starred review)
“No one kicks butt as entertainingly as Reacher.”
“Gone Tomorrow, like all the Reacher novels, is a nonstop page-turner, best read in one edge-of-the-seat sitting.”
Dick Hill, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, is one of the most awarded narrators in the business, having earned several Audie Awards and dozens of AudioFile Earphones Awards. In addition to narrating, he has both acted in and written for the theater.