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About the Author: Lee Child

Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker. But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.

Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment. The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.

Lee has three homes—an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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Paperback, Published in Nov 1998 by Bantam Books

ISBN10: 0553505408 | ISBN13: 9780553505405

Page count: 525

Nome: Jack Reacher, ex agente della polizia militare, un vero duro, distintosi per coraggio e onestà nelle molteplici azioni in cui è stato impegnato, fino a diventare una leggenda vivente.
Luogo: Margrave, una tranquilla contea della Georgia rurale, dove nulla sembra accadere e tutto pare avvolto nel più assoluto anonimato. Jack non fa neppure in tempo a scendere dall'autobus che viene arrestato e messo in galera. Motivo? Un misterioso e inspiegabile omicidio per cui Reacher pare l'unico indiziato: infatti lui è lo straniero, il corpo estraneo sul quale è sin troppo facile addossare la colpa. Ma Jack non è un uomo che si arrende facilmente. E quando scopre che la vittima è addirittura suo fratello, si decide a passare all'azione. Anche se sa bene di non poter contare su nessuno e di essere entrato in una zona pericolosa.

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