See the Plot Details for the Next Jack Reacher Novel, ‘The Sentinel’

On October 27th, 2020 Jack Reacher returns to bookstores in The Sentinel.

The Sentinel will be the 26th book in Child’s bestselling series, and will follow the events of last year’s Blue Moon. This time around, Reacher’s wandering ways will take him to Nashville, Tennessee, where he uncovers a town full of people with dark and dangerous secrets . . .

Long before plot details were even available, it was announced that this would be the first book co-authored by Lee Child and his brother, fellow novelist Andrew Grant. Grant, who will write under the name “Andrew Child,” and is set to completely take over the franchise in the near future—following Lee Child’s recently announced retirement—though it’s unclear when, exactly, that full transition will take place.

Check out the official plot details below.


The SentinelJack Reacher is back! The “utterly addictive” (The New York Times) series continues as #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child teams up with his brother—and fellow thriller writer—Andrew Child.

It is close to midnight on a Saturday night when Jack Reacher gets off a bus at the Greyhound station in Nashville. Reacher is in no hurry. He has no appointments to keep. No people to see. No scores to settle. Not yet anyway.

But in the early morning hours, under particular circumstances, a familiar thought will be snaking through his sharp, instinctual lizard brain:

A voice in his head telling him to walk away.

Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time he listened to his gut instead.

Meanwhile, seventy-five miles south and west of Music City is a sleepy little town where a recently-fired guy nurses a grudge that will fester into fury—and a desire for payback. But who is watching him, standing guard over a long-buried secret, ready to strike before it can be revealed?

If you don’t have a sense of the danger you’re in, then it’s best to have Reacher.



Lee Child is the author of twenty-four New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fifteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

Andrew Child, who also writes as Andrew Grant, is the author of RUN, False Positive, False Friend, False Witness, Invisible, and Too Close to Home. Child and his wife, the novelist Tasha Alexander, live on a wildlife preserve in Wyoming.

Fans excited to get their hands on the next Jack Reacher novel can now pre-order The Sentinel here, or anywhere else books are sold.



Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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