Recorded 10/3/2011 Listen to MP3 audio
Bestselling thriller writer Lee Child’s 1997 debut novel Killing Floor, starring tough but humane maverick Jack Reacher, was an immediate success, winning the mystery writer’s Anthony Award and launching an electrifying series. “Until Reacher runs low on grit, make-my-day wisecracks and loner mystique, he will be one of the most enduring action heroes on the American landscape,” writes Janet Maslin in the New York Times. Selling globally at a rate of one every five seconds, the success of these books rests partly on the hulking shoulders of their charismatic hero, but also on Child steadily cranking out at least one tight, spellbinding book per year. The sixteeenth in the series, The Affair takes place six months before the events of Killing Floor.