The most hotly anticipated paperback thriller of the year follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising, blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet.
Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far. He is the recipient of many awards, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction, the International Thriller Writers' ThrillerMaster, and the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.
"Absolutely loved Past Tense - Lee Child just gets better and
better, which is a very rare quality in a writer of a long-run
series. Whip smart, always compelling, always fun, he is
dangerously addictive." -- Peter James
"Jack Reacher is today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of" -- Ken Follett
"I loved it. One of the best." -- Jonathan Ross
"It's Lee Child. Why would you not read it?" -- Karin Slaughter
"Sometimes you just want someone who can beat the s*** out of people! I pick up Jack Reacher when I'm in the mood for someone big to solve my problems" -- Patricia Cornwell