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Best Lee Child Books You Must Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Lee Child books.

1. Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel (2019)

Best Lee Child Books You Must Read•  Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England 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 the detour. At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too…
Author(s): Lee Child

2. The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel (2018)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadReacher 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 small…
Author(s): Lee Child

3. Running Blind (Jack Reacher) (2013)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadAcross 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 one of the women knew Jack Reacher—and it’s got him running blind….
Author(s): Lee Child

4. The Enemy (Jack Reacher) (2009)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadJack 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. 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.Somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Reacher is being set up as a…
Author(s): Lee Child

5. The Affair (Jack Reacher) (2012)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadEverything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.  A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.  Reacher is ordered undercover to find out everything he can and then to vanish. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for…
Author(s): Lee Child

6. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher) (2009)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadFrom a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night…. In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex–army investigators is being hunted down one by one…. And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher—soldier, cop, hero—is pulled out of his wandering life by a code that few other people could understand. From the first shocking scenes in Lee Child’s explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends…and is on its way to something…
Author(s): Lee Child

7. Make Me (2016)

Best Lee Child Books You Must Read • Stephen King calls Jack Reacher “the coolest continuing series character”—and now he’s back in this masterly new thriller from Lee Child. “Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she…
Author(s): Lee Child

8. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher) (2012)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadEx-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….
Author(s): Lee Child

9. Tripwire (Jack Reacher) (2007)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadEx military policeman Jack Reacher is enjoying the lazy anonymity of Key West when a stranger shows up asking for him. He’s got a lot of questions. Reacher does too, especially after the guy turns up dead. The answers lead Reacher on a cold trail back to New York, to the tenuous confidence of an alluring woman, and the dangerous corners of his own past….
Author(s): Lee Child

10. Echo Burning (Jack Reacher) (2007)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadThumbing 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 their lives….
Author(s): Lee Child

11. No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories (2018)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadNo Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps…
Author(s): Lee Child

12. Personal: A Jack Reacher Novel (2015)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadYou can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.   Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen…
Author(s): Lee Child

13. Without Fail (Jack Reacher) (2013)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadSkilled, cautious, and anonymous, Jack Reacher is perfect for the job: to assassinate the vice president of the United States. Theoretically, of course. A female Secret Service agent wants Reacher to find the holes in her system, and fast—because a covert group already has the vice president in their sights. They’ve planned well. There’s just one thing they didn’t plan on: Reacher….
Author(s): Lee Child

14. A Wanted Man (Jack Reacher) (2013)

Best Lee Child Books You Must ReadFour people in a car, hoping to make Chicago by morning. One man driving, another telling stories that don’t add up. A woman in the back, silent and worried. And a hitchhiker with a broken nose. An hour behind them, the FBI descends on an old pumping station where a man was stabbed to death—the knife work professional, the killers nowhere to be seen.   All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy,…
Author(s): Lee Child

British author Lee Child, whose real name is Jim Grant, is famous for the series of books featuring Jack Reacher. Lee Child started writing in 1997, and all his solo novels to date have featured Jack Reacher. Lee has however, contributed to numerous short story collections which are also listed here. James Dover Grant CBE (born 29 October 1954), primarily known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British author who writes thriller novels, and is best known for his Jack Reacher novel series. The books follow the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. Lee Child provides enough background in each book to bring the reader current without sounding repetitive and redundant. With all of these thrilling, often crazy and sometimes unimaginable situations that Jack Reacher finds himself in just during the course of his every day life, it is easy to see how a reader can get sucked in, and really not mind. Author Lee Child’s Official Website: Information on best-selling writer Lee Child’s novels, tour schedule and more Lee Child CBE (* 29. Oktober 1954 in Coventry, Großbritannien) ist ein britisch-US-amerikanischer Thrillerautor. Er ist bekannt für seine Romane, in deren Mittelpunkt immer der ehemalige US-Militärpolizist Jack Reacher steht.

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Personal

Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Transworld Digital, Year: Aug 2014, Size: 533 Kb, Download: mobi
ID: 1406067

Daughters of Chivalry: The Forgotten Children of Edward I

Author(s): Kelcey Wilson-Lee
Publisher: Picador, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2352126

Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Among Contemporary Youth: Generation Sex

Author(s): Patricia Neff Claster; Sampson Lee Blair (eds.)
Publisher: Emerald Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2281212

Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents

Author(s): M. Lee Manning; Lee Baruth; G Lea Lee
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2371947

Contexts for young child flourishing: evolution, family, and society

Author(s): Braungart-Rieker, Julia M.; Gettler, Lee T.; Hastings, Paul D.; Miller-Graff, Laura E.; Narváez, Darcia
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1628748

No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher Short Stories

Author(s): Lee Child
Publisher: Transworld Digital, Year: 2017, Size: 373 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1690884

Advances in Child Abuse Prevention Knowledge: The Perspective of New Leadership

Author(s): Deborah Daro, Anne Cohn Donnelly, Lee Ann Huang, Byron J. Powell (eds.)
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1376205

Childhood with Bourdieu

Author(s): Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker, Berry Mayall
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2015, Size: 612 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1394835

Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

Author(s): Andy Martin
Publisher: Bantam, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1438089

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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