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Second Son

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Second Son

A Jack Reacher Story
by Lee Child
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In this new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, available exclusively as an eBook, a young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn.

Okinawa, 1974. Even at thirteen, Jack Reacher knows how to outwit and overpower anyone who stands in his way. And as the new kid in town, that's pretty much everyone. His family has come to the Pacific with his father, who's preparing for a top-secret Marine Corps operation. After receiving a rude welcome from the local military brats, Reacher and his older brother, Joe, intend to teach them a lesson they won't forget. But it's soon clear that there's more at stake than pride. When his family's future appears to come crumbling down, it's the youngest Reacher who rises to the occasion with all the decisive cunning and bravura that will one day be his deadly trademark.

Second Son also includes a thrilling excerpt from Lee Child's forthcoming novel, The Affair.

In this new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, available exclusively as an eBook, a young Jack Reacher knows how to finish a fight so it stays finished. He knows how to get the job done so it stays done. And, in one of his earliest challenges, he knows that his analytical brain is just as important as his impressive brawn.

Okinawa, 1974. Even at thirteen, Jack Reacher knows how to outwit and overpower anyone who stands in his way. And as the new kid in town, that's pretty much everyone. His family has come to the Pacific with his father, who's preparing for a top-secret Marine Corps operation. After receiving a rude welcome from the local military brats, Reacher and his older brother, Joe, intend to teach them a lesson they won't forget. But it's soon clear that there's more at stake than pride. When his family's future appears to come crumbling down, it's the youngest Reacher who rises to the occasion with all the decisive cunning and bravura that will one day be his deadly trademark.

Second Son also includes a thrilling excerpt from Lee Child's forthcoming novel, The Affair.

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  • Lee Child is the author of sixteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including his latest novel, The Affair, as well as the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers Nothing to Lose, Bad Luck and Trouble, Gone Tomorrow, 61 Hours, and Worth Dying For. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in more than forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City.

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  • Entertainment Weekly "Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."
  • Janet Maslin, The New York Times "The truth about Reacher gets better and better."
  • Kirkus Reviews "Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."
  • Associated Press "Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps."
  • Los Angeles Times "Lee Child [is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction."
  • Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times "Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre."
  • Esquire "Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was."
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