The Affair - Lee Child

The Affair

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2011-09-27
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 4,291 Ratings



Everything starts somewhere. For elite military cop Jack Reacher, that somewhere was Carter Crossing, Mississippi, way back in 1997.
A lonely railroad track. A crime scene. A cover-up. A young woman is dead, and solid evidence points to a soldier at a nearby military base. But that soldier has powerful friends in Washington.
Reacher is ordered undercover to find out everything he can and then to vanish. But when he gets to Carter Crossing, Reacher meets local sheriff Elizabeth Deveraux, who has a thirst for justice and an appetite for secrets. Uncertain they can trust each other, they reluctantly join forces. Finding unexpected layers to the case, Reacher works to uncover the truth, while others try to bury it forever. The conspiracy threatens to shatter his faith in his mission—and turn him into a man to be feared.

Don’t miss Lee Child’s short story “Second Son” and a sneak peek of his new novel, A Wanted Man, in the back of the book.


  • Army Life

    By ArptOpns
    Mister Child’s view of the army is somewhat bent. Hopefully it is only for the book. However, when it was force reduction time back in the 90’s, it was brutal. Many good soldiers got the boot because of Force Reduction, as they called it. I retired in 92, thank god, but some of my friends got the boot. We loved our service as we loved our country.
  • One of Child’s Best

    By dbear601
    Pure Reacher. Excellent story and well written.
  • Good book

    By PRT67
    Good book
  • The End of The Beginning

    By DLJMN
    A great story of how Reacher moves from soldier to civilian in the only way he knows how. His way.
  • The Affair

    By jean stockwell
    Excellent storytelling. A real page turner. Characters well developed to hold your interest.
  • Good

    By popeye#
    Enjoyed the book. Although a bit predictable.
  • Atco1

    By Atco 1
    Well done. Impossible but enjoyable story line. I just hope that somewhere in the world there might be a real Jack Reacher. Hood read
  • well done

    By Lifeisgood2020
    Great Jack Reacher Drama for you to enjoy!
  • The Affair

    By boots saddle
    Another good Reacher yarn. Struggled a little at the end, but still five stars. Reacher rides again 👍.
  • Insanely Massive

    By And it rilly is
    Pounding thick through veins turning them to garden hoses, this book pushed my limits the way Reacher pushes the limits of a city’s townsfolk and lady cops. A big league ripper from start to finish