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Initial post: 13 May 2011 16:40:46 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Since getting my Kindle, I seem to be devouring thrillers but my favourite hero of the genre is Jack Reacher by author Lee Childs. His books are such "page turners", or should I say "button pressers". Can anyone advise me on books with similar style heroes?

Thank you.

Posted on 16 May 2011 09:53:13 BDT
Jack Lucas, the main character from Bobby on the Run is similar to Reacher in some respects. He is an English family man rather than an American 'hobo'.

Not available on Kindle however, paperback only.

Posted on 16 May 2011 10:11:47 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks Winston - sounds like an interesting book. I've put in a request to have it made available in Kindle.

Posted on 16 May 2011 15:14:35 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 May 2011 15:15:53 BDT
John Gammon says:
Er, Winston Bugle wrote this book. I think he should have mentioned this.

Posted on 17 May 2011 09:42:37 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 May 2011 10:37:29 BDT
Thank you John Gammon. I assumed it was fairly obvious if someone clicked on the link ...

C. Fallon - A Kindle / E-book version is being considered but it won't be for a while yet if it goes electronic.

I notice that someone marked my reply as 'not adding to the discussion' - well that is ironic given that I am the only person that replied with a suggestion!

Posted on 17 May 2011 10:56:18 BDT
Dead Men's Dust - Joe Hunter is very Jack Reacher!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 11:12:11 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks again, Winston for your posts.

John. Yes, I knew that Winston wrote the book but I am interested in everyone's opnion. I'll most certainly take a look at Winston's book when available on Kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 11:15:46 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks for the information Stephen. I've downloaded a sample.

By the way, I'm just about to start reading one of your books, Hard Landing.

Posted on 17 May 2011 11:28:27 BDT
Thanks! I was going to mention Spider Shepherd but Spider is less of a killing machine than Jack Reacher or Joe Hunter!

Posted on 17 May 2011 11:39:38 BDT
This certainly helps me in my decisions whether or not to release Bobby on the Run electronically ... I have been thinking over it for a while.

Stephen, your books look excellent I have to say - the Shepherd books inparticular look like my kind of thing. I must get round to reading a couple of your books soon.

Posted on 17 May 2011 11:49:35 BDT
Hi Winston - check out Joe Konrath's blog (google it) and he'll convince you!

Posted on 17 May 2011 11:59:42 BDT
Thanks Stephen. I'll take a look.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 12:03:52 BDT
Have you tried Duncan Falconer? He has a great hero 'Stratton'

In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 14:14:12 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks for the recommendation, Miss J. I've downloaded a sample of the book.

Posted on 17 May 2011 16:39:07 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
try the Desmond Bagley books - still great reads and usually have a strong james-bond like hero. Recently read a few and thoroughly enjoyed the macho escapist fun.

Posted on 17 May 2011 16:52:02 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 May 2011 20:53:13 BDT
Harlen Coben...he has myron bolitar as the hero...as good as lee child!

Posted on 18 May 2011 00:51:30 BDT
Sara Thacker says:
I like books by Lincoln Child. His book Utopia has Dr. Andrew Warne as the hero. Not sure he would be a continuing character, but the book is very fast and thrilling.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2011 09:14:29 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks Mrs M. Yes I like his books. Myron is not "indestructible" like Jack Reacher, though.

I think Myron's friend, Win, is more like Reacher. In fact it might be good to see a book where Win is the central character.

Posted on 18 May 2011 09:18:01 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2011 09:21:07 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks Huck. I'll take a look at him.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2011 09:35:22 BDT
The Book Nut says:
Why don't you check out the Ben Hope series by Scott Mariani? For my money Ben Hope is even better than Reacher!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2011 09:36:30 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks Ascot Billy. I looked him up and noticed that the Joe Pike (along with Elvis Cole) novels go back quite a long way (to the 80's). Which book would you recommend I start at?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2011 09:45:32 BDT
C. Fallon says:
Thanks Book Nut. Sounds like a good read. I've just downloaded a sample of "The Alchemist's Secret" which looks to be the first in the Ben Hope series.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2011 10:00:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 May 2011 10:11:29 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
CF - Amazon are doing a range of Bagley's books - two books in one - somegreat value on Marketplace at 1p plus p&p
eg The Golden Keel / The Vivero Letter: AND The Vivero Letter
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