Personal - Lee Child


By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,678 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child.
You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.
Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he’s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.
If anyone can stop Kott, it’s the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he’d rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they’re facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses—and no backup if they’re caught. All the while Reacher can’t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won’t let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice.
Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.

Praise for Personal
“The best one yet.”—Stephen King
“Reacher is the stuff of myth, a great male fantasy. . . . One of this century’s most original, tantalizing pop-fiction heroes . . . Child does a masterly job of bringing his adventure to life with endless surprises and fierce suspense.”—The Washington Post
“Yet another satisfying page-turner.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Reacher is always up for a good fight, most entertainingly when he goes mano a mano with a seven-foot, 300-pound monster of a mobster named Little Joey. But it’s Reacher the Teacher who wows here.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times


  • Very good

    By NP-55
    Love these books
  • Not a Drill, the short story not included

    By Try free suff
    Where is the short story? Bizarrely, it is part of the title but not in TOC, just a tease for newest book published half a decade after this one.
  • L mo I gmn

    By CDiddy9
    Pink OBb
  • Personal

    By Uncdog20
    Very long drawn out , boring book. Not his best.
  • All jack reacher books.

    By DJS6969
    I cannot wait till new jack comes out. But if you put Tom Cruise short whimpy Tom Cruise in another jack reacher movie I will burn all my copies and never read ur books again. Picture this all the people who read and love JACK 6/5 big hands broad shoulders good looking. Now picture this. 5/5 maybe less small hand whimpy voice small feet. Oh god makes me sick thinking about it. I’ve seen what others have written about Tom ugh playing Jack and their words were the same as mine. What joker would cast the least person that could play a part. Was it alcohol day then or what. Please please there are several guys who could play jack. Get them I didn’t even watch the last jack movie I would have sat there throwing up and being mad. Donna Swanstrom
  • Surprisingly blah

    By joechaf
    If I were to list all the things I expect when reading a Reacher book, having my mind wander and finding myself a little bit bored would not normally be included. This book, however, just didn't grab me like virtually every other book in the series. The plot was interesting, if typically ludicrous, but I just had a hard time paying attention or even caring in parts. I hope this isn't the start of a trend, but this one just wasn't my favorite.
  • Personal

    By Tammy AR
    Good story line
  • Personal

    By MGillespie910
    I love the Jack Reacher series and hope many of them will be made into movies. I know the purists don't particularly like Tom Cruise playing Reacher but I think he displays the right amount of swagger. All that being said, I think this book was "mailed in" by Lee Child or ghost written. The style doesn't match any of the previous novels.
  • Awesome

    By Ohyeahfun
    As usual Jack Reacher is at his best. Always thinking, always calculating and always planning ! Never count him out !
  • Personal

    By Bulletmutt
    I am still trying to get through this very boring book. It is by far the worst of Jack Reacher. No action all just boring stuff that I read to put me to sleep. Only gave it three stars hoping the next will be better. I'm always waiting for the next one but sorry I bought this one. Hope you haven't killed Jack with this one Mr. Child