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According to the Lee Child website there will be two books this year:

 

The next Jack Reacher novel—what, when, where?

 

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME REALLY GREAT NEWS?

THERE WILL BE TWO NEW NOVELS IN 2010!!!

 

Okay, this gets confusing so here's the overview for 2010:

 

2 hardcover Reacher novels (61 HOURS and "unknown title")

2 mass-market paperbacks (GONE TOMORROW and 61 HOURS)

When will these go on sale? See below for (almost) chronological order.

 

GONE TOMORROW

UK mass-market paperback on sale February 18, 2010.

Australia & New Zealand mass-market paperbacks on sale March 10, 2010.

US & Canada mass-market paperbacks on sale March 23, 2010.

South Africa mass-market paperback on sale May 10, 2010.

 

61 HOURS

UK hardcover: Bantam hardcover on sale March 18, 2010.

Australia & New Zealand trade (oversize) paperbacks on sale March 10, 2010.

South Africa trade (oversize) paperbacks on sale May 10, 2010.

US & Canada hardcovers: Delacorte hardcover on sale May 18, 2010.

 

2ND NOVEL, no title yet

UK hardcover: Bantam hardcover on sale September 30, 2010.

US & Canada hardcovers: Delacorte hardcover on sale October 26, 2010.

No sale date yet for other countries, but we assume Autumn 2010.

 

from http://www.leechild.com/faqcontact.php

 

Very exciting!!!

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According to the Lee Child website there will be two books this year:

 

2ND NOVEL, no title yet

UK hardcover: Bantam hardcover on sale September 30, 2010.

US & Canada hardcovers: Delacorte hardcover on sale October 26, 2010.

No sale date yet for other countries, but we assume Autumn 2010.

 

Holy cow. Is it Xmas already?
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Rather thought he had lost his way in the last two novels, particularly the one set in England, but this is rather better.

 

Very ambiguous ending and will be interesting to see how he takes up the story. My bet would be that there will be an Afghanistan connection and the reappearance of Major Turner ............

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Reacher wakes up with a bang, his forehead on a cold window. He's on a bus and the bus has just crashed. The bus and its passengers are outside of a small town in frozen South Dakota. A town that has a major problem that is brewing more trouble. A gang of hardened bikers have taken over an old, abandoned military complex and everyone knows they have turned the buildings into a massive squat for their families while the bikers work in the meth lab. But the local police can't get a warrant to search the complex.

 

One old lady though is a witness to a biker drug deal and she is the lynchpin in the forthcoming court case. The police have to protect her at all costs. The only problem is that when the town bid and won for the contract to have a huge high-security prison located in the town, they had to agree to attend any riots or escapes in force. That means all the cops, all at once, leaving no one to look after the elderly witness.

 

Cue Jack Reacher. He gets the measure of the town and its problems alkmost instantly. He forges a relationship with the local cop, Peterson, and the elderly witness. And he sets out to help the situation.

 

Trouble is down in South Mexico, a major drug baron, Plato, doesn't want the military complex in Dakota searched. He really, really doesn't and he has plans in place to put a stop to the South Dakota's plans to do so.

 

This is the first 2 parter, 'to be continued', book that Child has written with the next to be published at the end of September. I fully expected this book to end on a substantial cliffhanger, leaving us breathless for the next chapter. However, that's not the case. Yes, there are a few loose ends - what will happen with Reacher's Virginian love? - but not the major loose ends you'd expect. It felt like a natural end and I wouldn't have felt cheated if this was just a normal book. I'll reserve judgement though till the next comes out because Child and Reacher never disappoint.

 

As a reviewer in The Observer said today, there are many copies of Child and Reacher, but save your money for the original and the best.

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Wow! I had no idea at all that this was going to be a two parter, so the ending was a complete surprise and rather traumatic, until I turned the page and saw, "To Be Continued...."

 

 

Is it possible that Jack Reacher didn't survive the blast? I don't quite see how he could have got out in time... Maybe Lee Childs is bored with his character after so many novels and fancies a change. Maybe the next novel will have Major Susan Turner being Reacher's successor in more ways than just having his old job, desk and office.

 

I'm 90% sure that Reacher will be alive and well in the next book - but I do have a small sliver of doubt....

 

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Just read 61 hours; what an ending! I don't know how he is going to get out of that one....! :cool:
I've just read the paperback and after the final page is an advert for the next book with the byline along the lines of "How does our hero escape that one? Find out by reading...". Which puts a stop to any speculation!
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I've just read the paperback and after the final page is an advert for the next book with the byline along the lines of "How does our hero escape that one? Find out by reading...". Which puts a stop to any speculation!
Don't get excited either, I've just read (and reviewed) the follow-up, Worth Dying For, and there is no great exploration of how he gets out. A couple of strands from 61 Hours but essentially a new stand-alone.
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