The Christmas Scorpion

The Christmas Scorpion

This short read (20 pages) is perfect for a coffee break and includes the first three chapters from Lee Child’s new thriller – Past Tense.
Jack Reacher likes to head south for the winter, to stay warm: so just before Christmas he arrives in a small town in Southern California. But the weather there is not warm and dry, as it’s supposed to be: he arrives in a freak blizzard. Reacher finds refuge in a snowed-in roadhouse with four other strangers stranded by the storm. Two of them are British military police, separated by the weather from the VIP they are detailed to protect. Can Reacher help them find their guy, or will an undercover assassin find him first?

Title:The Christmas Scorpion
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781473562660
Format Type:

About Lee Child

Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a pr


    The Christmas Scorpion Reviews

  • Matt

    It’s almost time for the annual Jack Reacher novel, but that does not mean that Lee Child has been resting on his laurels. This short story that includes our rough and tumble protagonist is a perfec...

  • Bill Lynas

    I have to admit that although I really enjoy Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels I do find his short stories a bit hit and miss. This is an average entry. The main problem is that although Reacher is in t...

  • Gary

    I have read this series from the very start but recently lost ground with keeping up to date with Jack Reacher's exploits due to the volume of books I have to read. Conscious of this I decided to read...

  • Lo9man88

    I'm sad to report that i didn't gain a freaking thing by reading this short story , it was just Meh .I f hate time wasting ....

  • Kathi Defranc

    Short Story That Reminds You to Keep Eyes and Mind OpenGreat quick read to keep Reacher fans entertained. I enjoyed it!! You are introduced to all characters immediately and join the little adventure....

  • David Berkowitz

    I was quite disappointed by this Reached short story. While it does have the Child/Reached clean, straightforward style it lacks the compelling storyline that I have come to expect in this story. The ...

  • Skip

    Seeking warm weather for the winter, Jack Reacher ends up in Barstow, California during a freak snowstorm. He is caught in a diner, with a vacationing couple and two Brits: members of the Royal Milita...

  • Diane

    Barely even a taste of Jack Reacher - barely even a teaser!The build up and the break down gone in 20 pages!From the blurb: On Christmas Eve, Jack Reacher stumbles into a no-name bar in the California...

  • David Highton

    Classic Reacher short story...

  • Kate~Bibliophile Book Club

    I love these little short stories. This one is another quick fire one, not a whole lot can be said about it! But it’s Reacher and I love him so of course I enjoyed it! ...