The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.
Thumbing across the scorched west Texas desert, loner 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 pretty Carmen Greer. But for Reacher, the lift comes with a hitch. Carmen’s got a story to tell, and it’s a wild one. All about her husband, her family secrets, and a hometown that’s pure Gothic. She’s also got a plan. Jack Reacher’s part of it. And before the sun sets, this ride could cost them both their lives.
“The best mystery I have read all year.”—The Boston Globe
“A real dyed-in-the-wool hero…with a wicked sense of right and wrong. A story you can sink your teeth into.”—The Denver Post
“As sweltering as the El Paso sun…bottom line: jalapeno-hot suspense.”—People
“Constantly escalating tension and a host of sinister villains…a Texas version of Deliverance. Child is a vigorous storyteller, gradually building the suspense to almost unbearable levels.”—The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Smashingly suspenseful…The kind of daylight-noir setting that Jim Thompson loved. Child builds tension to unbearable extremes.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“An explosive nail-biting climax.”—Library Journal