10 Best Jack Reacher Books, Ranked

There are 27 books in Lee Child’s ongoing series following the adventures of military investigator turned noble-ish drifter Jack Reacher.

Before handing the keys to his Mission: Impossible franchise over to Christopher McQuarrie, Tom Cruise drafted him to write and direct 2012’s Jack Reacher, adapted from Child’s ninth book in the series, One Shot.

Cruise is no one’s idea of what the six-foot, five-inch, 250-pound Reacher is supposed to look like, but he and McQuarrie turned in a solid action-thriller that accurately caught the book’s tone.

The critical drubbing and audience indifference to 2016’s anemic follow-up, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, effectively killed another Cruise franchise.

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