New Short Story: Jack In A Box (the Hunt For Reacher Series)

The Hunt for Jack Reacher Continues
Diane Capri’s new short story:
Now Available

Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Jack Reacher Thrillers says:
“Full of thrills and tension, but smart and human, too. Kim Otto is a great, great character — I love her.”

First, we want to thank you for reading and reviewing the first book in our new series,  Don’t Know JackThanks to you, Don’t Know Jack hit #31 on the Kindle Bestseller List and #1 on several Amazon Bestseller lists, which was quite a feat. Your response to the book and to FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re so glad you’ve enjoyed our vision for another perspective on the Jack Reacher tales. Thank you for writing to let us know and for “liking” and reviewing the book on Amazon and Goodreads and other locations to help us get the word out to readers and keep the series going.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to do so, you can check out what other readers are saying about our Hunt For Reacher Series if you click here to: Buy or Sample Don’t Know Jack

As many of you know, because of readers like you, the bestselling book on both sides of the Atlantic in the fall was Lee Child’s latest The Affair and it goes on sale in paperback March 27. Lee wrotea thank you note recently including his upcoming news.  If you didn’t see it, you can click here for his Reacher Report. If you haven’t had a chance to read about the incident that set Reacher off on the path we readers love yet, you can click here to sample, download or pre-order The Affair.




Also available now is a new entry in the Hunt For Reacher Series. This one is Jack In A Box (short story).

In the tradition of Lee Child’s Second Son,  Jack In A Box reveals more about FBI Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar and continues the themes we began in Don’t Know Jack.

FBI Special Agents Kim Otto and Carlos Gaspar have received a special off-the-books assignment: build a secret file on Jack Reacher. In this short story, Otto and Gaspar reveal a bit of themselves as they make every effort to put Jack in a Box. Reacher fans know that no one boxes with Jack and lives to tell about it. Will Otto and Gaspar be the first to succeed where so many have failed?


Here’s a sample of a few of your comments about Don’t Know Jack:

“After reading your last story, I can hardly wait to meet back up with your characters.” M.A.

“I just finished Don’t Know Jack and can’t wait to get the next book.” K.P.

“Great authors are rare, and this book makes me want to read more of Diane Capri’s books. I hope she will keep searching for Jack and taking us along for the ride.” N.

“A great book which I couldn’t put down. Getting hold of your backlist and looking forward to new books as they come along. Are you sure you’re not Lee Child in disguise?” I.W.

We hope you’ll try Jack In A Box, my new Kindle suspense story. (That’s right. Jack In A Box is only available as a Kindle eBook for $1.99. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can read Jack In A Box on any device or computer. Instructions HERE.)

I hope you enjoy this new installment of the Hunt For Reacher series. Please be sure to let us know what you think. And thanks again for reading!

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About Diane Capri

Diane Capri is the bestselling author of six prior novels and a recovering lawyer. Diane says she writes mystery and suspense for the same reason she reads: to find out what happens, why people do what they do and to restore order to an unjust world. Diane’s readers say her books emphasize everywoman’s inherent strength and self-reliance. Diane’s books are translated in multiple languages. She and her husband are snowbirds who divide their time between Michigan and Florida. Diane loves to hear from readers. Connect with her on the web:

Click here: Buy or Sample Don’t Know Jack  and Jack In A Box

Praise for Diane Capri’s Books

“…A welcome surprise. [W]orks from the first page to ‘The End!’ “ – Larry King

“Expertise shines on every page.” – Margaret Maron

“Swift pacing and ongoing suspense are always present…Willa is a likable protagonist who uses her political connections for a good cause…Readers should eagerly anticipate the next [book].” Top Pick – Romantic Times

“[A] fast-paced legal thriller…energetic prose…an appealing heroine…clever and capable supporting cast…[that will] keep readers waiting for the next [book].” – Publishers Weekly

“[T]ense legal drama with courtroom overtones, twisty plot, and loads of Florida atmosphere. Recommended.” – Library Journal

Click here: Buy or Sample Don’t Know Jack  and Jack In A Box

Diane Capri’s Novels Are Available as eBooks

Four Judge Wilhelmina Carson Cases, and two Jennifer Lane Cases are also now available as e-books on Amazon Kindle. Click each cover to buy or download a sample. Or click for  More information.

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10 Responses to New Short Story: Jack In A Box (the Hunt For Reacher Series)

  1. derek nayler April 4, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    we enjoyed the concept behind Jack, however we have one or two problems with it. First, how can two experienced agents, without any logical reason, assume that Reacher is guilty, and then never question that assumption? Second, the almost godlike omnipitence of their boss gets a bit annoying.
    As an aside, do you have permission from Lee Child to use his character?
    thank you. Sue and Derek, Montreal

    • Diane Capri April 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Hi, Sue and Derek. Thank you for reading up there in Montreal. We’re glad you enjoyed the book. I’m a little confused by your questions, but let me try to answer them without spoiling the story for those who’ve not read it. You tell me if I’ve missed your point, okay?

      We do have permission and enthusiastic support from Lee Child. We wouldn’t have published the book otherwise. If you’re not a subscriber to his Reacher Report, maybe you missed his recommendation of Don’t Know Jack? Lee and I have been friends a long time and he loves the book and these characters. Whew!

      This book was the first in what we hope will be a series and as such, it sets up the framework for our concept, including the power of the boss to know and see all. In our technological age, keeping tabs on two agents who are being manipulated is more than feasible and it adds an element of risk to Otto and Gaspar’s activities that we find suspenseful as well as a need for creativity in their actions that makes them more interesting characters.

      As for assuming Reacher is guilty, I’m not clear exactly what you’re asking about? But Agents Otto and Gaspar constantly consider and examine whether Reacher is guilty of any crime based upon the evidence they have and their woking theories.

      Hope this clears up your questions and once again, Thanks for Reading!

  2. Brian April 30, 2012 at 12:38 am #

    Hi Diane,
    As yet i havent read your book on reacher, i really enjoyed the reacher series of Lee Childs which i have listen to, will there be some time in the future when you will put them into audiobook form.
    best regards Brian

    • Diane Capri May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

      Yikes, Brian, I’m so sorry! I thought I responded to your question a while back, but if I did, then cyberspace ate it. I really hope we do get audio books at some point. I’m sorry to say that right now, we don’t have plans for that. But we are moving Don’t Know Jack into paperback, so hopefully, audio won’t be far behind!

  3. Dan Hillman May 11, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    I liked “don’t know jack” but thought “jack in a box” didn’t have any story – it ended without really going anywhere.

    • Diane Capri May 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

      Thank you for writing, Dan. I’m glad you enjoyed “Don’t Know Jack.” There will be more short stories (at least that’s the plan), so I’m interested in your feedback on “Jack in a Box,” and appreciate you taking the time to send it. Where would you want the story to “go” at the end?

  4. Petepete July 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I enjoyed “Don’t Known Jack”. Have read the entire series by Lee Child and itnis interestingntonread a companion series by another author. Please these vignettes coming. I am currently rereading the entire Travis McGee collection which I started in 1968. Would like to see someone write the finale.
    Thank you,
    Clearwater, Florida

  5. Cheeky July 25, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    I’m new to Jack Reacher. Why did Diane pick up on this character? It’s confusing. First I read The Affair. Did a search on “Jack Reacher” and ended up with Diane’s stories. After 19 stories by Lee Child, why go backwards?

  6. susan December 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Loved, loved, loved your Reached books! I thought Otto and Gaspar were great characters. Keep them coming!

    • susan December 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

      Oops. Meant “Reacher”. Spell check changed it.

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