My research always includes a few chats with my friend, Lee Child. We talk about his source book and my ideas for my story. Sometimes, he has great insights! For instance, when I shared the snippet from Echo Burning that I’d chosen for the front matter, he said with a grin, “Great quote!” I agreed, of course. How about you?
Early on in the series, Kim Otto worried that Jack Reacher was a villain who would prove too much for her. She knew he could kill her. He was one of the best killers Uncle Sam had ever trained. She feared that he would. In the early days, Kim didn’t know Jack.
Reacher is a man of supreme confidence, which is, perhaps, his most defining characteristic. He never worries that he’s met his match and won’t survive. Kim, on the other hand, courageously advances toward dangerous villains who could quite literally take her out forever.
Now, Kim and Reacher have reached an uneasy alliance. She remains wary of him and he seems somewhat amused and perplexed by her. She thinks he might actually be, all told, a decent enough guy.
Together, they seek to bring down one of the worst villains either have ever faced.
Cesar Baez is a second generation gangster. The son of a mob boss. A greedy man cursed with intelligence, wealth, and absolutely no conscience. A lethal combination.
Can Reacher and Kim, with a little assist from Michael Flint, finally work together to defeat Baez?
What will Baez do to achieve his greatest goals? The answer is something he learned at Harvard. A lot of knowledge can be a deadly thing. But more on that next time.
Lone Star Jack will release on October 25
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FBI Special Agent Kim Otto picks up where Lee Child’s Echo Burning leaves off in the Hunt for Jack Reacher.
Impatient with FBI Special Agent Kim Otto’s lack of progress, her boss seeks to show her how it’s done.
Cooper drags Otto to Dallas where he sets a trap to lure Jack Reacher with three carrots: challenge, revenge, and pride.
When a full scale riot breaks out at a prominent politician’s funeral, Otto uncovers a Machiavellian plot to execute his political rival.
A plot Reacher unwittingly put in motion.
Ten years ago, in Lee Child’s Echo Burning, Reacher was recruited to kill a stranger. He refused the mission but teamed up with two women to expose stomach-churning mass slaughter.
Now, Otto and Michael Flint race to find the executioner who refuses to relinquish his ill-gotten legacy.
Filled with twists and turns to keep you breathless until the explosive finale, can Otto and Reacher work together to stop the heinous assassins before it’s too late?
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The Lee Child source book is Echo Burning
Have you read Echo Burning? Perhaps you recall that Jack Reacher was asked to assassinate a man. Although he certainly could have done the job, Reacher refused. But experienced killers took on the project.
What follows is a twisty tale about life in rural Texas where great distances separate people and places and it was possible to live outside the spotlight of law enforcement, until a stranger comes to town…
That was then, ten years ago.
Now, in Lone Star Jack, Kim Otto finds herself embroiled with the remaining members of the Greer family as they attempt to untangle the aftermath and unintended consequences of Echo Burning.
Kim lost her partner in Jack Knife, as you probably recall. So this time she’s forced to get help from three of the men in her life: Gaspar, Michael Flint, and, finally, Jack Reacher.
I’m really excited for you to read Lone Star Jack and I can’t wait to get it out to you!