No Middle Name - Lee Child

No Middle Name

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2017-05-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,102 Ratings



The ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child.

No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,” a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars” takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia—and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,” Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side—and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat” time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,” which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reacher’s sharp “lizard brain” becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,” Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females—three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,” “James Penney’s New Identity,” “Everyone Talks,” “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,” “Maybe They Have a Tradition,” and “No Room at the Motel.”

No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble.

Praise for No Middle Name

“Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: he’s a born storyteller and an astute observer.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what he’s doing—and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.”Evening Standard


  • Not my favorite Reacher

    By PRT67
    This book was not as good as other Reacher novels to me. I like the big story I guess more than the short stories. This book seemed disjointed and random
  • Jack Reacher Quickies

    By Kazmanlb
    Great collection of shorts!!!
  • Very good short stories

    By dbear601
    Some very different views of Reacher
  • No Middle Name

    By brassfield0401
    Entertaining group of Reacher stories.
  • No main theme

    By Twincoman
  • No Middle Name

    By lovetoreadagoodbook
    This book was a collection of short stories involving the character Jack reacher. The book is probably best enjoyed by someone who has read previous Jack Reacher books. This was a wonderful and entertaining read. It was perfect for the holidays when big chunks of time are not available to read. Highly recommended.
  • waste of time and money...

    By Longhorn5555
    A collection of short stories ... requires serious suspension of disbelief in order to swallow the borderline silly "deductions" and coincidences...
  • No middle name

    By eclam
    Very disappointed with this book. I hope mr child gets over his writers block because this was terrible.
  • Kept wanting more it never came

    By Imustbcrazytoplaythisgame
    Collection of book ideas that didn't make it to print. Waste of money.
  • Bad Lee Child

    By Lakewaco
    I hesitated to read this book because of reviews, but it made the top 10 list for some reason. BIG mistake. Made no sense. Worse Reacher book I've read. Disjointed and scattered little no sense short stories. Don't waste your time.