Night School

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The incomparable hero of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back takes readers to school in his most explosive novel yet. After eleven straight global #1 bestsellers, discover the thrillers that The New York Times calls “utterly addictive.”

Don’t miss a sneak peek of Lee Child’s new novel, The Midnight Line, in the back of the book.

It’s 1996, and Reacher is still in the army. In the morning they give him a medal, and in the afternoon they send him back to school. That night he’s off the grid. Out of sight, out of mind.

Two other men are in the classroom—an FBI agent and a CIA analyst. Each is a first-rate operator, each is fresh off a big win, and each is wondering what the hell they are doing there.

Then they find out: A Jihadist sleeper cell in Hamburg, Germany, has received an unexpected visitor—a Saudi courier, seeking safe haven while waiting to rendezvous with persons unknown. A CIA asset, undercover inside the cell, has overheard the courier whisper a chilling message: The American wants a hundred million dollars.”

For what? And who from? Reacher and his two new friends are told to find the American. Reacher recruits the best soldier he has ever worked with: Sergeant Frances Neagley. Their mission heats up in more ways than one, while always keeping their eyes on the prize: If they don’t get their man, the world will suffer an epic act of terrorism.

From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.

Praise for Night School

“The prose is crisp and clean, and the fighting is realistic. . . . This latest installment has all the classic ingredients: a great setting (Hamburg), a good villain, and a mystery that draws you in efficiently, escalates unpredictably, and has a satisfying resolution.”The New Yorker
 
“Another timely tour de force . . . The taut thriller is textbook [Lee] Child: fast-paced and topical with a ‘ripped from the headlines’ feel.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
 
“As gripping as ever.”The Florida Times-Union

Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher series

“Reacher [is] one of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes.”—The Washington Post



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  • Night school

    By kanootnooma
    5
    Sort of an homage to Len Deighton, loved it!
  • Slow story

    By Jim0524
    2
    I kept waiting for the typically fast paced, high energy excitement I've grown to enjoy in the Jack Reacher story series. Well, even Babe Ruth struck out some time. This book was worth reading but don't expect it to be up to the same standards we readers have grown to love and enjoy. It's still well written and the dialogue and romance are there. It's just, well, slow paced. Maybe next time...
  • Not good

    By Richey85255
    1
    I am surprised at how bad this book was. I have read all the Reacher novels and used to love them. This book makes me want to stop reading Lee Child all together.
  • Great book

    By charlie knuckles
    4
    Not his best...but still worth it
  • Has Reacher gone Hollywood?

    By Landshark26
    3
    I was captivated by 61 Hours several years ago; quick result- I caught up quickly. "MakeMe" left a nasty taste in my mouth...good book, less the final reveal. Night School seemed soulless. Sorry, Mr. Child. Just wondering where the animal instinct went~ certainly not on to your editor. As I am certain the author has more to say, I'll keep reading. Hopeful as always- Hannah K.
  • ZZZZZZ!

    By Gsmissyt
    1
    I'm listening to this book on tape and I'm bored beyond all reason. I can't even follow this ridiculous plot. It is a snoozer for sure. I was a Lee Child/Jack Reacher fan, read every book until the last 3 books. Seems like Jack Reacher got swallowed up by Tom Cruise and will never return. So sad.
  • Night School

    By fcparrish
    3
    Far from Childs best Reacher escapades. Somewhat difficult to hold my interest JHansen
  • Gone Hollywood

    By Stevenroni
    1
    I have read every Reacher book but this will probably be my last. The perverted, explicit sex was so unnecessary and gratuitous that it was sickening. If he is writing for future screenplays he really needs to stop. The book actually managed to make Recher look bumbling. I can't believe this is the same author. Perhaps he should stop trying to pump one out every year and give more thought to the plot and not try to fill in with sex.
  • Disappointed

    By MamaHok
    1
    This was the most boring Reacher book I've ever read, and I've read them all. I didn't get the sense that this was Jack Reacher at all. I feel it was written with Tom Cruise in mind. Not a good thing.
  • Series needs to end

    By Hiking pro
    1
    This was by far the least action ever in a Jack Reacher book. Calling it a thriller is a stretch. I finished it only out of respect for previous good books. In the end it continued to disappoint. Too bad.

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