Books in order

After leaving his job as a Military Police major, Reacher roams the United States taking odd jobs. He’ll arrive in town, come across someone who needs his help, solve a mystery and take out the bad guys, and then get on the next bus out of town. Reacher is never looking for trouble, but trouble always finds him.

The Jack Reacher books can be read in any order, but here they are in the order in which they were written.

Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

Jack Reacher gets off a bus in a small town in Georgia. And is thrown into the county jail, for a murder he didn’t commit.

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Killing Floor | Jack Reacher

Die Trying (Jack Reacher #2)

Reacher is locked in a van with a woman claiming to be FBI. And ferried right across America into a brand new country.

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Tripwire (Jack Reacher #3)

Reacher is digging swimming pools in Key West when a detective comes round asking questions. Then the detective turns up dead.

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Tripwire | Jack Reacher

Running Blind (Jack Reacher #4)

Two naked women found dead in a bath filled with paint. Both victims of a man just like Reacher.

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Running Blind | Jack Reacher

Echo Burning (Jack Reacher #5)

In the heat of Texas, Reacher meets a young woman whose husband is in jail. When he is released, he will kill her.

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Echo Burning | Jack Reacher

Without Fail (Jack Reacher #6)

A Washington woman asks Reacher for help. Her job? Protecting the Vice President.

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Without Fail | Jack Reacher

Persuader (Jack Reacher #7)

A kidnapping in Boston. A cop dies. Has Reacher lost his sense of right and wrong?

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Persuader | Jack Reacher

The Enemy (Jack Reacher #8)

Back in Reacher’s army days. a general is found dead on his watch.

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The Enemy | Jack Reacher

One Shot (Jack Reacher #9)

A lone sniper shoots five people dead in a heartland city. But the accused guy says, ‘Get Reacher’.

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One Shot | Jack Reacher

The Hard Way (Jack Reacher #10)

A coffee on a busy New York street leads to a shoot-out three thousand miles away in the Norfolk countryside.

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The Hard Way | Jack Reacher

Bad Luck And Trouble (Jack Reacher #11)

One of Reacher’s buddies has shown up dead in the California desert, and Reacher must put his old army unit back together.

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Bad Luck And Trouble | Jack Reacher

Nothing To Lose (Jack Reacher #12)

Reacher crosses the line between a town called Hope and one named Despair.

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Nothing To Lose | Jack Reacher