In this nail-biting thriller, Jack Reacher is out of line. He’s disobeyed a direct order from the president of the United States and struck out on his own. His goal? To find The Harder Route—a potentially deadly shortcut to bringing down a powerful adversary who has eluded justice for years. But Reacher soon discovers that he’s not alone in pursuing this criminal…and there’s far more at stake than anyone knows. With enemies emerging from all directions, can Reacher stay one step ahead and finally bring closure to this case? Or will he be forced to live—or die—by his own rules?
For who is this book for ?
- The suspense is brilliantly crafted and will keep readers on the edge of their seats
- The plot is unpredictable and provides a thrilling read
- Lee Child’s writing style makes for an enjoyable, fast-paced novel
- The book may be too violent for some readers.
- The story can be confusing at times.
- It may be difficult to follow the many different characters and their storylines.
Learn more about the author
Lee Child is the author of nineteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and Without Fail. His first novel, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony Award and the Barry award for Best First Mystery Novel. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in forty-one territories. All but one of Lee’s novels have been optioned for major motion pictures–the film versions of Die Trying and Tripwire are currently in production.” In this suspenseful thriller from bestseller Lee Child (personally recommended by Stephen King), Army Major Jack Reacher goes off grid to pursue a criminal mastermind he believes has eluded justice for years. With enemies emerging from all directions, can Reacher stay one step ahead?
“Better Off Dead is vintage Reacher. Fast-paced, action-packed, and with a hero you can’t help but root for.”
“I’m a Reacher maniac and this was one of the best yet. Loved it! If you’re looking for edge-of-your-seat, nail biting suspense, look no further than Better Off Dead.”
“Better Off Dead is exceptional—another home run for Lee Child. The novel has all the qualities that have made Reacher one of the most popular thriller protagonists in recent memory: uncompromising ethics, physical toughness, mental sharpness, and wry humor.”
“I am a loyal Reacher fan and stayed up all night reading this one. Another great read!”