A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 USA Today Bestseller
A Washington Post Bestseller
A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A 2014 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee
A #1 Publishers Weekly Bestseller
An AudioFile Editors’ Pick, September 2013
Former military cop Jack Reacher makes it all the way from snowbound South Dakota to his destination in northeastern Virginia, near Washington, DC: the headquarters of his old unit, the 110th MP. The old stone building is the closest thing to a home he ever had.
Reacher is there to meet the new commanding officer, Major Susan Turner, who so far has been just a warm, intriguing voice on the phone.
But it isn’t Turner behind the CO’s desk. And Reacher is hit with two pieces of shocking news, one with serious criminal consequences and one too personal to even think about.
When threatened, you can run or fight, and Reacher fights, aiming to find Turner and clear his name, barely a step ahead of the army, the FBI, the DC Metro police, and four unidentified thugs.
© 2013 by Lee Child
For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher.Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Brilliant . . . Child never, ever slips. He keeps the action cranking better than anyone, but, best of all, he keeps us guessing about Reacher.Booklist (starred review)
One of the best in the series.Publishers Weekly (starred review)Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don’t come close to matching. He has a talent for taking material that in the hands of other authors would be stale and making it seem fresh. . . . Tight and compelling . . . Never Go Back is one of Child’s best novels.Associated Press
A breathless cross-country spree . . . some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done . . . Child’s bodacious action hero, Jack Reacher, has already tramped through 17 novels and three e-book singles. But his latest, Never Go Back, may be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature. And positively Bunyanesque in its admiring contributions to Reacher lore.Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“May be the best desert island reading in the series. It’s exceptionally well plotted. And full of wild surprises. And wise about Reacher’s peculiar nature…Some of the best, wiliest writing [Lee] Child has ever done.”
New York Times
“Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher…Tight and compelling…Never Go Back is one of Child’s best novels.”
“The dialogue has never been sharper or more entertaining. The pages turn themselves.”
San Antonio Express-News
“Manhunts on both coasts, a link to corruption in Afghanistan in the wake of the US military drawdown, and the possibility for romance between Reacher and Turner make this entry one of the best in the series.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Child…keeps us guessing about Reacher…Child has spent seventeen novels committing his hero to the call of the wild, and now he dangles a dinner date and a possible daughter in front of the howling wolf? Brilliant.”
Booklist (starred review)
“For the pure pleasure of uncomplicated, nonstop action, no one touches Reacher.”
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.