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Not a Drill

Jack Reacher - A Jack Reacher Short Story

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In this eBook exclusive short story from Lee Child, Jack Reacher is again on the move. But even a pleasant hike on a beautiful summer day turns into a walk on the wild side . . . and perhaps something far more sinister.

Don’t miss a gripping preview of Lee Child’s highly anticipated new Jack Reacher novel, Personal!

Jack Reacher is on the road, hitching a ride with some earnest young Canadians who are planning a hike through some of the last unspoiled wilderness in North America in the dense forests of Maine. They part ways after sharing a hot meal, and Reacher checks out a quiet town surrounded by countryside serene enough to cool even his raging wanderlust. But not for long. First the trail is suddenly and inexplicably closed. Then the military police show up in force. Maybe it’s a drill. Or maybe it’s trouble—the kind of trouble that always finds Reacher, no matter how far he travels off the beaten path.

Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels

“Welcome to the relentless world of Jack Reacher and his impressive tendency to be in the wrong place at the right time. . . . Child has created an iconic character that other thriller writers try to emulate but don’t come close to matching.”—Associated Press

“The Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going.”—NPR

“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly

“The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“If you’re a thriller fan and you’re not reading the Reacher series, you’re not a thriller fan.”—Chicago Tribune

“[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.”—The Miami Herald

“Irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.”—Kirkus Reviews

Customer Reviews

First disappointment in Reacher

I can't believe what a complete waste of time this short story was. And to think I paid for it... I have read every single Reacher book so far, I love them and just finished reading them all again.
But this story is not at all like the ones before. I know it is a short story, I didn't expect all of the great action and twists and turns as in the full length novels.
But, my disappointment was that it didn't even feel like it was written by Lee Child. For one thing there is a phrase that is used so many times that I wanted to scream. It was practically between every paragraph. Annoying.
But, Reacher himself was flat, boring and made some moves and comments that are just not in his character. It just felt like someone else wrote it and that the writer didn't know Reacher as well as I do.
Boring, very short and not at all interesting.


I agree with My first review was more critical but Itunes would not accept it.

"Not A Drill" is not interesting

Lee Child's attempt at short stories falls flat. This story's characters are shallow, un-supported, and dull. The plot takes too long to get started and ends too quickly. Pass on this one. Not Reacher worthy.

Not a Drill
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  • $1.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jul 29, 2014
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Random House, LLC
  • Print Length: 40 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Jack Reacher
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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