NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & Get ready for the ultimate Jack Reacher experience: a thrilling new novella and eleven previously published stories, together for the first time in one pulse-pounding collection from Lee Child. No Middle Name begins with “Too Much Time,& a brand-new work of short fiction that finds Reacher in a hollowed-out town in Maine, where he witnesses a random bag-snatching but sees much more than a simple crime. “Small Wars& takes readers back to 1989, when Reacher is an MP assigned to solve the brutal murder of a young officer found along an isolated forest road in Georgia&and whose killer may be hiding in plain sight. In “Not a Drill,& Reacher tries to take some downtime, but a pleasant hike in Maine turns into a walk on the wild side&and perhaps something far more sinister. “High Heat& time-hops to 1977, when Reacher is a teenager in sweltering New York City during a sudden blackout that awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps. Okinawa is the setting of “Second Son,& which reveals the pivotal moment when young Reachers sharp “lizard brain& becomes just as important as his muscle. In “Deep Down,& Reacher tracks down a spy by matching wits with four formidable females&three of whom are clean, but the fourth may prove fatal. Rounding out the collection are “Guy Walks into a Bar,& “James Penneys New Identity,& “Everyone Talks,& “The Picture of the Lonely Diner,& “Maybe They Have a Tradition,& and “No Room at the Motel.& No suitcase. No destination. No middle name. No matter how far Reacher travels off the beaten path, trouble always finds him. Feel bad for trouble. Praise for No Middle Name “Captivating . . . classic [Lee] Child . . . This volume demonstrates what his fans already know: hes a born storyteller and an astute observer.& & Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Lee Child, like his creation, always knows exactly what hes doing&and he does it well. Time in his company is never wasted.& & Evening Standard