Nothing to Lose - Lee Child

Nothing to Lose

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2008-06-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,036 Ratings


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair.

Two lonely towns in Colorado: Hope and Despair. Between them, twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher never turns back. It's not in his nature. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets is big trouble. So in Lee Child’s electrifying new novel, Reacher—a man with no fear, no illusions, and nothing to lose—goes to war against a town that not only wants him gone, it wants him dead.

It wasn’t the welcome Reacher expected. He was just passing through, minding his own business. But within minutes of his arrival a deputy is in the hospital and Reacher is back in Hope, setting up a base of operations against Despair, where a huge, seething walled-off industrial site does something nobody is supposed to see . . . where a small plane takes off every night and returns seven hours later . . . where a garrison of well-trained and well-armed military cops—the kind of soldiers Reacher once commanded—waits and watches . . . where above all two young men have disappeared and two frightened young women wait and hope for their return.

Joining forces with a beautiful cop who runs Hope with a cool hand, Reacher goes up against Despair—against the deputies who try to break him and the rich man who tries to scare him—and starts to crack open the secrets, starts to expose the terrifying connection to a distant war that’s killing Americans by the thousand.

Now, between a town and the man who owns it, between Reacher and his conscience, something has to give. And Reacher never gives an inch.


  • Slow to develop

    By Lang9924
    I wanted to love this series but I just don’t. This book took way to long to develop the plot and, in my opinion, Child tried too hard to impress with every minute detail of knowledge. I’ll take Rapp over Reacher any day...
  • Typical Reacher

    By David5K
    Again he travels to a town where his special talents are needed.
  • Excellent plot and great heri

    By XIowaNewsGuy
    Child takes us on a thrilling rollercoaster ride again. His attention to detail is mindboggling, perhaps too much so. Do we really need to know how many blocks Reacher took from a motel to a fiber before turning in another direction, then walking more blocks? Such specificity is stupefying and detracts from the pace of an enticing tale.
  • Nothing to close

    By Ecurb513
    A very good book and story, but overtly wordy. Way to descriptive.
  • Nothing to lose

    By steakguy62
    Except your time! Not compelling and too anti Christianity. Time for a new series. Steakguy62
  • Ok

    19 out of 100
  • Don’t start here

    By Alkyty052730
    I started with the first book in the Jack Reacher series, and I’m about to read the next, #12. They are thrilling, edged-of-your seat stories that will have you hooked! Unless you start with this book. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not horrible, but I would not have purchase 11 other books if I had started with this...
  • Worst

    By Wdshelton
    Terrible read in this series.
  • Nothing to Lose

    By Jayhawk 70
    Have read 10-12 of Child's books featuring Reacher. This doesn't measure up to any of the others. Boring, meaningless details. Read about 50% of the book and quit. Very rare for me. LWS
  • Terrible

    By buckeee
    Terrible. Starts ok but it's all downhill. Worst part is using an 'end times preacher' as the vehicle to mischaracterize Christians, the bible, and the book of Revelation.