On a Chicago street in bright sunshine, Jack Reacher, is strolling nowhere and sees an attractive young woman, struggling on crutches. Naturally, he ...Show synopsisOn a Chicago street in bright sunshine, Jack Reacher, is strolling nowhere and sees an attractive young woman, struggling on crutches. Naturally, he stops to offer her a steadying arm. And then he turns around to see a handgun aimed straight at his stomach. Locked in a dark, stifling van racing across America, chained to the woman, Reacher needs to know why he's there. The kidnappers are saying nothing. The woman claims to be an FBI agent. She's tough enough to be one. But at their remote destination, will raw courage and cunning be enough to overcome the hopeless odds? Full of non-stop action and gritty suspense, "Die Trying" is a tightly plotted thriller starring one of the most exciting action heroes in today's fiction, the redoubtable, romantic, footloose former army cop, Jack Reacher.Hide synopsis
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Became interested after the movie this past Christmas (Tom Cruse as Jack Reacher). Reading all the books now. Each one exposes a little more of Reacher's background, characteristics, talents, motivation, circle of friends etc.. No bad Reacher books!
Jack Reacher helps a woman with a cain as she's having difficulty putting her dry cleaning into her car. Three men approach with guns drawn, they abduct the woman and take Reacher also.
They carry the prisoners to their enclave in Montana where they have a community of people who have certain intentions against the govenrment. The woman, FBI agent, Holly Johnson, is meant to be a bargaining chip with the government.
Reacher shows his many talents in this second installment of his stories. He's intelligent and highly analytical. He seems to be able to forsee what the men are planning before they act. He is also the lone man against seemingly insurmountable odds. He also shows his human side and develops a fondness for Holly. His compassion and strength are two of the reasons why readers enjoy Reacher as a character and sympathise with his actions.
The story had lots of action and the plot was logically laid out. The author provided a few twists and surprises that made it even more of a fun read.
This was the second time I have read this novel and enjoyed it once again.
I've read all of the Jack Reacher books in print (61 Hours is the last one of the series, as I write this), and I'm a total fan of Lee Childs and his tough-guy hero, Jack Reacher. If you're also a fan, have you read a similar series whose here is smart and tough, and whose stories are just as compelling ...
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