Short Stories

Short Stories

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Have you ever wondered what early experiences shaped Reacher`s explosive career as supreme ass-shooter, the rocket hunter for justice? In this bizarre new tale, Lee Child traces an incident in the teenage years of his hero Jack Reacher as the youngest son of a tough American marine at a distant military base in the Pacific.

`` The best current series for sale` - Stephen King review

Lee Child`s Reacher series (15 books in total) is a thundering force among modern thrillers. For the uninitiated, follows the stoic, massive and wise Jack Reacher, a former military policeman who is now a drifter with an enormous capacity for protective violence and retaliation. The "Second Son" short story is a snapshot of the life of Reacher and his family around 1974 while they were stationed at an Okinawan military base. When they arrive, they run into big trouble, plus some bad news. For those new to Childs` writing, the plot is filled with contemplative moments, such as when Jack`s grandfather, a prosthetic manufacturer in Paris, relates that "... a great war leaves a country with three armies: an army of crippled, an army of mourners and an army of thieves. " This well-constructed story draws readers to the very end and is sure to find new fans for the series.

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