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Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher, No. 12) (original 2008; edition 2009)
by Lee Child
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044024367X, Mass Market Paperback)
Two small towns in the middle of nowhere: Hope and Despair. Between them, nothing but twelve miles of empty road. Jack Reacher canâ€™t find a ride, so he walks. All he wants is a cup of coffee. What he gets are four hostile locals, a vagrancy charge, and an order to move on. Theyâ€™re picking on the wrong guy.
Reacher is a hard man. No job, no address, no baggage. Nothing at all, except hardheaded curiosity. What are the secrets that Despair seems so desperate to hide?
With just one allyâ€”a mysterious woman cop from Hopeâ€”and many enemies, Reacher goes up against a whole town, hunting the rich man at its core, cracking open his terrifying agenda, asking the question: Who has the edgeâ€”a man with everything to gain, or a man with nothing to lose?
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:58:15 -0400)
When he arrives in the small town of Despair, Colorado, Jack Reacher finds himself taking on an entire town as he searches for the truths behind its sinister connection to a brutal war that is killing Americans many miles away.
(summary from another edition)