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Why I’m Jack Reacher’s number one fan

What happened when Andy Martin tracked Lee Child as he wrote his latest Jack Reacher thriller?

By Andy Martin  
Lee Child (left) and the writer who shadowed him Andy Martin © Jessica Lehrman

Lee Child (left) and the writer who shadowed him Andy Martin © Jessica Lehrman

Never, at any point, did I threaten Lee Child with sledgehammer, axe or shotgun. Nor did I handcuff him. Or drug him into a stupor. Or run anyone over with a lawnmower. It was all totally consensual and voluntary. My year of being a literary voyeur, I mean

In any case, Child, the 61-year-old British thriller writer, would probably have done a pretty…

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