This Sunday's theme is Lee Child's shocking bestseller "Wanted." - Wishevoke

This Sunday’s theme is Lee Child’s shocking bestseller “Wanted.”

The novel “The Wanted” once again underlines Lee Child’s ability to offer his readers shocking and incredibly realistic stories. The book proved to be a publishing success, selling over a million copies and remaining at the top of bestseller lists for several weeks.

This Sunday's theme is Lee Child's shocking bestseller

And indeed, Lee Child became the target of intense criticism precisely because he wrote a novel that was strongly reminiscent of the reality of his readers, particularly in the United States. He allegedly sharply criticized the American national security authorities such as the FBI and the CIA because they were unable to prevent the devastation of September 11, 2001 with the deadly terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York.


However, Lee Child writes with his favorite hero in mind, former Army veteran Jack Reacher. Who, despite a facial injury, insists on hitchhiking even when the chances of stopping a vehicle are slim. But at some point a car stops in front of him and offers him a seat on the journey to Virginia, where Reacher wanted to go.

However, the passengers are a strange trio: two men who seem to share a guilty secret, and a woman who seems to suppress her terror and despair for fear that the other two will hurt her. Jack Reacher accidentally becomes a passenger in a criminal getaway vehicle. And his personal bet is to transform himself from a hostage into a punisher of criminals – but without endangering the safety of the unknown, frightened woman.

Who is Lee Child?

Lee Child is one of the “superstars” of modern crime fiction with worldwide recognition and publishing success. He was born in Coventry, grew up in Birmingham and currently lives in New York. He studied law and worked in private television for eighteen years.


His first novel, Death Stranding, was published in 1997 and introduced the lonely wandering ex-soldier Jack Reacher. It was an immediate and spectacular international success, earning him a place on the Sunday Times bestseller list, among other things. His novels have sold millions of copies, been translated into dozens of languages ​​and, of course, won numerous awards. Child won the Anthony and Barry Award for Best Debut Novel. This was followed by another 24 novels and a collection of short stories starring Jack Reacher, which were published in 97 countries and 42 languages, selling a total of over 100 million copies. It is estimated that one of his Jack Reacher novels is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds.

Lee has won several literary awards, including the Barry, the Nero and the Diamond Dagger – the “Oscar” for the genre and for his body of work from the Crime Writers’ Association.

Today, Jack Reacher has established himself as one of the most popular heroes in modern detective fiction. In 2012 and 2016 he was portrayed by Tom Cruise in the cinema, in two adventures based on the books “With a Shot” and “Never Go Back”.

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