"61 Hours" ended with maverick loner Jack Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. But Reacher has done the impossible before. Now there's deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska...and Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county ...Read More"61 Hours" ended with maverick loner Jack Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. But Reacher has done the impossible before. Now there's deadly trouble in the wilds of Nebraska...and Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it's the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl, already decades-old, that Reacher can't let go. The Duncans want Reacher gone - or dead. And it's not just past secrets they're trying to hide. They're awaiting a secret shipment that's already late - and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they're just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. Reacher - bruised and battered - should have just kept on going. But for Reacher, that was impossible. "Worth Dying For" is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive - a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.Read Less
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May 4, 2012
Another great Lee Child "Reacher" novel
I discovered Lee Child by accident about a year ago. This was at a time that I had started to get into the "thriller" type novel. "Worth Dying For" is simply another good Reacher novel. Fans will enjoy it and others who haven't read Lee Child should give it a try.
Apr 24, 2011
This is the 15th Jack Reacher novel produced by Lee Child and the character is as fresh and readable as he was in his first outing.
The stories revolve around Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman who travels around America righting wrongs using his accumulated knowledge of fighting bad guys. This time he is in Nebraska, helping out a small community that is ruled with a rod of iron, by a family who run a trucking business. Most of the locals are farmers and their lives and livelihoods are controlled by the Duncan family, a truly nasty bunch. Reacher comes across this difficult situation by chance, or so he believes. He travels without the encumbrance of luggage, romantic attachments or any real destination, moving from state to state without prior purpose, and takes each day and situation at it presents itself.
As the story unfolds, Reacher uses his many and varied skills, mostly learned during his years in the army, to root out the bad guys and give the people back their lives, with the odd dead body along the way. There are some Italians, Arabs and Iranians thrown in to the mix, but most of the bad guys are locals. They have terrorized the population for decades but Reacher decides that it is time for them to stop their evil ways.
I am a great fan of Lee Child's work and this book is no exception.
Apr 7, 2011
good read but didn't grab me like some of the other Reacher books
Publishers Weekly, 2010-09-06 In Child's exciting 15th thriller featuring one-man army Jack Reacher (after 61 Hours), Reacher happens into a situation tailor-made for his blend of morality and against-the-odds heroics. While passing through an isolated Nebraska town, the ex-military cop persuades the alcoholic local doctor to treat Eleanor Duncan, who's married to the abusive Seth, for a "nosebleed." Reacher later breaking Seth's nose prompts members of the Duncan clan, who are involved in an illegal trafficking scheme, to seek revenge. Reacher, who easily disposes of two hit men sent to get him, winds up trying to solve a decades-old case concerning a missing eight-year-old girl. While Child convincingly depicts his hero's superhuman abilities, he throws in a few lucky breaks to enable the outnumbered Reacher to survive. Crisp, efficient prose and well-rounded characterizations (at least of the guys in the white hats) raise this beyond other attempts to translate the pulse-pounding feel of the Die Hard films into prose. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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