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About The Secret

Chicago. 1992. A hospital patient wakes to find two strangers by his bed.  

They show him a list of names and ask a simple but impossible question. Minutes later he falls to his death from his twelfth-floor window - a fall which generates some unexpected attention.  
That attention comes from the Secretary of Defense, who calls for an inter- agency task force to investigate. Jack Reacher, recently demoted from Major, is assigned as the Army's representative. If he gets a result, great. If not, he's a convenient fall guy.  

Reacher may be an exceptional military investigator, but office politics aren't what gets him up in the morning. As he races to identify a cold-blooded killer and uncover a secret that stretches back 23 years, he must navigate around his new partners.  

Will Reacher bring the bad guys to justice the official way . . . or his way? 

The Secret reviews

The Secret is a corker . . . Fast and furious, this is classic Jack Reacher doing what he does best – busting heads and breaking rules to get to the bottom of a conspiracy - Daily Express

A flow to the fight scenes . . . some flashes of humour . . . Welcome back, Jack - The Times

If there is a more iconic character in modern fiction than Jack Reacher, I’d like to meet them - Daily Mirror

Jack Reacher is on good form . . . Cue classic laconic violence - The Sun

Find out more about The Secret

Authors: Lee and Andrew Child
Lee Child
is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Lee is the recipient of many awards, most recently Author of the Year at the 2019 British Book Awards. He was appointed CBE in the 2019 Queen's Birthday Honours. 

Andrew Child is the author of nine thrillers written under the name Andrew Grant. He is the younger brother of Lee Child. Born in Birmingham, he lives in Wyoming with his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander. 

We recently interviewed Andrew to learn more about what inspired the storylines in The Secret, and more - read all about it.  

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