- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1307 KB
- Print Length: 417 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0804178771
- Publisher: Delacorte Press (Sept. 8 2015)
- Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00R04MDAE
“Why is this town called Mother’s Rest?” That’s all Reacher wants to know. But no one will tell him. It’s a tiny place hidden in a thousand square miles of wheat fields, with a railroad stop, and sullen and watchful people, and a worried woman named Michelle Chang, who mistakes him for someone else: her missing partner in a private investigation she thinks must have started small and then turned lethal.
Reacher has no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there, and there’s something about Chang . . . so he teams up with her and starts to ask around. He thinks: How bad can this thing be? But before long he’s plunged into a desperate race through LA, Chicago, Phoenix, and San Francisco, and through the hidden parts of the internet, up against thugs and assassins every step of the way—right back to where he started, in Mother’s Rest, where he must confront the worst nightmare he could imagine.
Walking away would have been easier. But as always, Reacher’s rule is: If you want me to stop, you’re going to have to make me.
About the Author
Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.
Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment. The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.
Lee has three homes—an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.
Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.
Jack Reacher is my book boyfriend. Not the Jack Reacher in the movies but the book Jack Reacher. I've read the entire series and have enjoyed most of the books. Make Me takes us back to the Jack Reacher we know and love...the one who shows up in a small town...senses the prevailing evil...and takes the evil out.
Author Lee Child takes the reader on a quite a ride in this latest puzzle. Very contemporary themes as Reacher learns about the Deep Web and the evil that can reside there. Lots of action and Reacher gets quite badly injured in Make Me. He is feeling his age? And he meets a fascinating woman..a private investigator who is a former FBI agent. I get the feeling she could be back in the next book.
Great read! Highly enjoyable! Make Me can be read as a stand alone novel. Thanks for taking us back to the real Reacher, Lee Child.