Back to the Beginning…
As you know, the Lee Child source book for Full Metal Jack is The Affair. I chose The Affair because it’s the story of the end of Reacher’s career with the army and the start of his life as we know it.
Full Metal Jack is a special book for me for a lot of reasons. I really hope you’re going to love it — and tell all your friends!
For starters, this is my tenth novel in this series.
Can you believe it? Number 10!! How time flies!
I’ve actually been spending a lot of time with Kim Otto for eleven years now. And I just love her, don’t you? I’d love to have her over for dinner and just talk with her for hours. I find her fascinating. Which is a good thing, considering how long it takes me to write these books, right?
I developed the first book in the series, Don’t Know Jack, over a three year period beginning in 2009. Lee Child and I had many, many conversations as the first book was developing.
The series concept came first: What if someone was looking for Jack Reacher? Yikes!
The second question followed naturally from the first: Who would be hunting Reacher?
As Kim Otto came to life, it was important for her to be brave. I wanted her to feel fear, face challenges, and deal with them. Because let’s face it, Reacher has supreme confidence that he will always win. And he does. Every time. Kim Otto doesn’t always win. But she never, ever gives up. To me, that’s the very definition of bravery.
The third question became: Why would Kim Otto do this?
Knowing few of the risks she would face, Kim Otto begins the hunt for Reacher because it’s her job. Later, it becomes a matter of pride. She started the job, and she’s going to finish it. Or die trying. (Ha! See what I did there? 😏 )
Here we are now on Novel #10. It’s been a helluva ride for me and I hope, for you as well.
Don’t forget to download your free sneak peek sample. The download link is below.
In addition to the Sneak Peek, we’ll have more giveaways and events to celebrate, but for now, we’re in the midst of final preparations for the November 10 release of Full Metal Jack.
We have preorder links now for all formats, including ebook, audio, paperbacks, hard covers, and large print editions, for readers who prefer those. All the links we have are posted below:
Buy the eBook or Paperback: Amazon
Buy the eBook: Apple Books
Buy the eBook or paperback: Nook
Buy the eBook: Kobo
Buy the ebook or print books: BookDepository
Buy the audiobook: Audible
Buy the source book, Lee Child’s The Affair, from any retailer: CLICK HERE
We have an exclusive sneak peek sample for you! To download it CLICK HERE: Your Exclusive Sneak Peek Sample of Full Metal Jack!
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