Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child, “a superb craftsman of suspense” (Entertainment Weekly).
Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans
to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to
California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New
England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the
town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra
day? He takes the detour.
At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down.
Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell
a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of
nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place,
but it’s all there is.
The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about
the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in
town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now
Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first
As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face
lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then
Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but
the past can be tense . . . and deadly.