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Better off Dead by Lee Child and Andrew Child


Standing six foot, five inches tall, 100kg, dirty blond hair and icy blue eyes, there’s no mistaking Jack Reacher. Whether he's on the road, hitchhiking or in the city, adventure is never far away for the ex-Army MP. Reacher is constantly moving, never putting down roots or creating lasting bonds with people he meets.

Better off Dead is quintessential Reacher and will have you turning every page in suspense. On a deserted road in Arizona, he discovers a car has crashed into the only tree for miles around. Minutes later, he heads into town to introduce himself to the crew who made it happen. Their boss has a terrifying reputation and the stakes are high, but Reacher wants answers!

Reacher remains an enigma because the more you discover about him, the more interesting he becomes. He shuns consumerism and has made it through the last twenty years of the book series with merely a tooth brush and a single change of clothes!

Lee Child is a bestselling thriller writer who was fired from his job as a TV producer, aged 40 and decided to write a book. That book was Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. It is said that a Jack Reacher novel is sold somewhere in the world, every nine seconds! Andrew Child is the younger brother of Lee Child. He has written nine thrillers under the name Andrew Grant.

Reviewer: Andrea Molloy

Bantam Press, RRP $37.00