This Sunday's theme: Lee Child's legendary bestseller "Personal Affair" - Wishevoke

This Sunday’s theme: Lee Child’s legendary bestseller “Personal Affair”

In the book Personal Affair, Lee Child entrusts the telling of the story to his mythical and iconic hero Jack Reacher. This particular thriller is made all the more shocking because Reacher speaks directly to the reader in the first person. However, “Personal Affair” is not an independent novel of action and suspense only because the author, contrary to his usual practice in other books, chooses the first singular.

This Sunday's theme: Lee Child's legendary bestseller

“Personal Affair” is a first-class thriller, especially because it follows Jack Reacher on two levels at the same time: On the outside, where there are stormy twists and exciting episodes. And the inside, that is, what Jack Reacher feels and thinks as he faces his personal demons. Because the “personal case” concerns exactly an open account that Richer himself has from a time when he himself served as a special investigator in the army a long time ago.

And it all begins with the assassination attempt on the French president in Paris. The bullet found came from a US military weapon – more precisely, from a special type of rifle used by snipers. Reacher realizes that only one person could have fired from such a distance and with such precision: John Cott, a half-crazy American commando with whom Jack Reacher had previously clashed. The chase across Europe begins, but Reacher’s challenge is not only to capture and neutralize the killer, but also to heal some deep, painful wounds in his own memory.


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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