The Hard Way - Lee Child

The Hard Way

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2006-05-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,888 Ratings


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s The Affair.

In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, ex–military cop Reacher sees more than most people would...and because of that, he’s thrust into an explosive situation that’s about to blow up in his face. For the only way to find the truth—and save two innocent lives—is to do it the way Jack Reacher does it best: the hard way….

Jack Reacher was alone, the way he liked it, soaking up the hot, electric New York City night, watching a man cross the street to a parked Mercedes and drive it away. The car contained one million dollars in ransom money. And Edward Lane, the man who paid it, will pay even more to get his family back. Lane runs a highly illegal soldiers-for-hire operation. He will use any amount of money and any tool to find his beautiful wife and child. And then he’ll turn Jack Reacher loose with a vengeance—because Reacher is the best man hunter in the world.

On the trail of a vicious kidnapper, Reacher is learning the chilling secrets of his employer’s past…and of a horrific drama in the heart of a nasty little war. He’s beginning to realize that Edward Lane is hiding something. Something dirty. Something big. But Reacher also knows this: he’s already in way too deep to stop now.


  • The BEST!!

    By frenchy0674
    Love all of the Jack Reacher Books! Lots of characters to keep track of, but worth it . . spectacular, never expected ending! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Good story line

    By dbear601
    Well written plot and pure Reacher.
  • Good read

    By exulbub
    Tight plot
  • Die Trying

    By Jwalczuk
    This book has the most innovative plot of all Reacher books. I have read it three times and back for the 4th. Characters you love to love and love to hate. Hair raising til the smashing end game. My 2 favorites are this and Gone Tomorrow!
  • Another great Reacher story. Can’t wait for the next one!

    By LenJav
    If you like the Reacher series, this one will not disappoint.
  • The Hard Way

    By mkbakersfield
    Excellent, as always, with Lee Child and Jack Reacher: you mess with the bull, you’re gonna get the horns.
  • The Hard Way

    By boots saddle
    Another great Jack Reacher yarn. A little tedious in parts, but overall a fine read.
  • My Favorite So Far

    By Konokopia
    Of the nine or so Reacher novels I read so far, this is my favorite. More mystery than wild action, the violence is minimal and all happens at the end. The happy ending is more satisfying than in other Reacher books, maybe because it happens for multiple characters. Enjoyable.
  • The Hard Way

    By PushpushStable
    Thought this author couldn't do it better than the last one? Think again.
  • The Hard Way

    By LJBets
    Quick-paced; held my interest till last page. A perfect Jack Reacher thriller.