Oline H Cogdill

Musicians and singers often team up for duets, so why not authors.

Thriller writers Karin Slaughter and Lee Child are teaming up for what is sure to be an action-packed short story that brings their series characters together.

Cleaning the Gold unites Jack Reacher and Will Trent in a plot that sounds like it will showcase each of these characters’ strengths.

In Cleaning the Gold, Slaughter’s Will Trent is undercover at Fort Knox. His assignment: to investigate a 22-year-old murder. And his suspect's name is Jack Reacher.

Meanwhile, Child’s Jack Reacher is in Fort Knox on his own mission: to bring down a dangerous criminal ring operating at the heart of America’s military. That is until Will Trent comes on the scene.

But there’s a bigger conspiracy, that neither the special agent nor the ex-military cop could anticipate. Naturally, Jack Reacher and Will Trent have to team up and play nicely.

But readers of both series know that Reacher and Trent are as tenacious as they are stubborn.

Cleaning the Gold will be published in eBook and audio by William Morrow in the U.S. and HarperFiction in the UK on May 9th, 2019 and in paperback soon after.

It will also be published in multiple territories around the world through the HarperCollins global publishing program over the coming months.