No Middle Name - Lee Child

No Middle Name

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 816 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child.

No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females—three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.”

No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble.

Praise for No Middle Name
“Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”Evening Standard


  • waste of time and money...

    By Longhorn5555
    A collection of short stories ... requires serious suspension of disbelief in order to swallow the borderline silly "deductions" and coincidences...
  • No middle name

    By eclam
    Very disappointed with this book. I hope mr child gets over his writers block because this was terrible.
  • Kept wanting more it never came

    By Imustbcrazytoplaythisgame
    Collection of book ideas that didn't make it to print. Waste of money.
  • Bad Lee Child

    By Lakewaco
    I hesitated to read this book because of reviews, but it made the top 10 list for some reason. BIG mistake. Made no sense. Worse Reacher book I've read. Disjointed and scattered little no sense short stories. Don't waste your time.
  • One of the Best!

    By kerham
    I've read all the Reacher books and this is one of my faves. A short story glimpse into different periods of his life always ensure there is action and an intriguing story. Great read!
  • Lee Child got lazy

    By jim2218
    I have been a huge fan..I have read some the stories before... Mr. Childs if you are giving up then give Reacher a proper burial and ride off into the sunset... your readers deserve more than this 1 star book
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  • Anti-Short Story

    By Bmac1020
    I didn't realize this was a compilation of short stories. The first couple stories were good, but as they went on, they got shorter and shorter, and less interesting; very disappointed reader.
  • Perfect travel book

    By Dancing Queen 2000
    Lee Child is always excellent, and I read this book on a recent trip. Short stories are not usually my thing, but these were so interesting and perfect for the short bursts of reading time that I had.
  • Worth Every Penny

    By Brianrmc
    I thought I had read all his short stories. I hadn't. No one writes like this, and I read his stuff way too fast.