Nothing to Lose

Hardcover, 416 pages

English language

Published June 3, 2008 by Delacorte Press.

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4 stars (5 reviews)

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 …

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Competence porn with a somewhat preposterous setup

3 stars

Standard Jack Reacher. Teacher blows into town. Gets hassled and rather than move on, decides to mess with the people who hassled him

The preposterous part is the entire town of Despair Colorado is complicit. Even more preposterous is that no one talks. They just run Reacher right out of town for mysterious reasons. But if you can suspend disbelief on that, the rest falls into place.


  • Thrillers
  • Fiction / Thrillers
  • Fiction
  • Fiction - Espionage / Thriller
  • Conspiracies
  • Reacher, Jack (Fictitious character)