Elmore Leonard’s acerbic rampage through Miami’s underworld and Hollywood’s movie industry is given a much-anticipated Folio production.
Illustrated by Oliver Barrett
Introduced by Malcolm Gladwell
Folio presents the first illustrated edition of Lee Child’s phenomenally popular thriller, Killing Floor – thanks to artist Oliver Barrett, action hero Jack Reacher has never looked more formidable.
‘Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of’
- Ken Follett
Jack Reacher gets off a bus and walks straight into a conspiracy of murder, money, and deception. This, the first ever illustrated edition of Lee Child’s debut novel, introduces his celebrated action hero; it is the first adventure in a series that would go on to sell over 100 million copies. Lee Child’s killer prose and relentless pace have won him legions of fans the world over, and it’s not hard to see why: once you’re onboard this juggernaut of a story, there’s no getting off. Illustrator Oliver Barrett has created a series of images that deliver every ounce of blistering action, while Malcolm Gladwell, one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People, has produced a passionate new introduction exploring exactly why Jack Reacher is a cut above your average avenging outlaw.
‘Finally an edition of a Jack Reacher book as massive and impressive and handsome as Jack Reacher.’
- Malcolm Gladwell
Bound in screen-printed cloth
Set in Sabon with Bureau Grot as display
Integrated black & white title page spread, and 7 full page colour illustrations
10˝ x 6¾˝
The first ever illustrated edition
A worldwide bestseller and adapted for the big screen twice, Lee Child’s Jack Reacher thrillers are relentlessly addictive, delivering tightly plotted rollercoasters of action and suspense. Child is one of the most popular authors on the planet, and he has won fans from every part of the literary field. Susan Hill describes him as the ‘best thriller writer on the planet’ and Ken Follet has declared his hero Reacher: ‘today’s James Bond’. With the character known for his imposing physical presence and lethal efficiency in life-or-death situations, illustrator Oliver Barrett places Reacher at the heart of most of the illustrations, the lynchpin around which the bloody action revolves.
‘The coolest continuing series character’
- Stephen King
Something is rotten in small town America
‘A series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers’
- The Washington Post
Jack Reacher, ex-military police, is in a wandering frame of mind. The town of Margrave is an impulsive stop, a place to stretch his legs, yet within hours he has the local police shoving shotguns in his face. Someone in Margrave has chosen the wrong stranger to be the fall guy, and it won’t be long before the body count starts to rise. Because Reacher will have justice, whichever side of the law he has to be on. Just like his famous protagonist, there’s much more to Lee Child’s thrillers than can be revealed at first glance. With bare, stripped down prose that matches the calm psychology of Reacher himself, and exquisitely composed plots that peel back the layers of rural America, these are books that embrace a rugged vision of a dangerous world.
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