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Past Tense (Jack Reacher 23) - Lee Child

Past Tense (Jack Reacher 23) - Lee Child

Title: Past Tense

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Lee Child

ISBN:  9780593078198

Weight:  895 g



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Past Tense by Lee Child

The most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father’s past, and climaxes in the most blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet.

The present can be tense…

A young couple trying to get to New York City are stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere.  Before long they’re trapped in an ominous game of life and death.

But the past can be worse…

Meanwhile, Jack Reacher sets out on an epic road trip across America.  He doesn’t get far.  Deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been – the town where his father was born.  But when he arrives he is told no one named Reacher ever lived there.  Now he wonders: who’s lying?

As the tension ratchets up and these two stories begin to entwine, the stakes have never been higher for Reacher.

That’s for damn sure.

Peer & Press Reviews

Absolutely loved Past Tense – Lee Child just gets better and better, which is a very rare quality in a writer of a long-run series.  Whip smart, always compelling, always fun, he is dangerously addictive.

Peter James

The pace picks up… the action becomes brutal, and we’re led to an extremely satisfying conclusion…  I’m becoming increasingly understanding of our appetite for fiction that features proper punishment for baddies.  It’s deeply comforting to escape into an imaginary world where we’re all safe in Jack Reacher’s gammon-joint sized hands.


Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.

Ken Follett

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Past Tense
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note On the front of the jacket is a ‘SIGNED FIRST EDITION’ sticker (see image).  As the paper used for the jacket has a SuperMatt laminate finish, WE DON’T ADVISE REMOVING THIS as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Series Jack Reacher – book 23
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the tipped-in title page
Book Stats
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780593078198
ISBN 10 0593078195
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 403
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Axel Dupeux
Jacket design Mulcahey Design
Jacket photos (front) Alamy (figure)
Getty (background)
Jacket photos (flap) Johnny Ring (figure)
Shutterstock (background)

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