Our Spring Author Series will conclude on Sunday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. with a visit from bestselling author Lee Child. Lee Child is the #1 bestselling author of 14 Reacher thrillers, including his newest, 61 Hours, which was published on May 18th.
The series character Jack Reacher is a former United States Army Military Policeman who led a fictional unit, the 110th Special Investigations Unit, formed to handle exceptionally tough cases, especially those involving members of the United States Army Special Forces.
Now a drifter, the only possessions Reacher appears to keep are a foldable toothbrush, an expired passport, and an ATM card. 61 Hours is set in South Dakota and Reacher is traveling on a sightseeing tour bus when it crashes during a savage snow storm. As the riders are stranded in the middle of nowhere during a blizzard, Reacher gets caught up in a hunt for a murderer and the protection of a key witness who is set to testify in court against an international drug ring.
Here's what the critics are saying about 61 Hours (and its author):
“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged... Best of all, this is a rare series book that reads like a stand-alone. Everything you need to know about Jack Reacher is contained within its pages. And chances are you’ll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Child’s writing is superb. Not only is this thriller believable, but the descriptions of the blizzard will make readers want to hug their furnaces. Fast paced and exciting, this is highly recommended.” – Library Journal, starred review
“This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?” – Booklist, starred review
Child is a native of England and a former television presentation director for Granada Television in Manchester. During his tenure, his company made Brideshead Revisited, "The Jewel in the Crown," Prime Suspect, and Cracker.
A book signing and reception will follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).