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Die Trying (Jack Reacher) Mass Market Paperback – November 28, 2006
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In this book, Reacher happens on to the kidnapping of a government worker and not only ends up being snatched along with the target but also gets [...] as the prime suspect after being identified by witnesses. Bad luck for Reacher - worse luck for the bad guys. As Reacher uses his MP background to put together the clues, he discovers that this is no ordinary kidnapping of any ordinary person and that the perpetrators are out for much more than simple ransom. He has to solve the mysteries, save the girl, and stop the growing conspiracy - all before the nationwide manhunt mistakenly takes him down. It's all in a day's work for Jack Reacher.
The Reacher series is a throwback in action writing, unencumbered by modern sensitivities and moral ambiguities that plague so many other contemporary heroes. All characters are cut-and-dry either on the side of right or wrong, women are typically fodder for rescue and/or quick, passionate affairs, and all problems can be solved with the right mixture of brains and force. This world view can sometimes lead the books down a path of being overly simplistic or even hokey, but ultimately Reacher's charisma and conviction make for worthwhile Summer reading. Pacing is typically swift as Child's background as a television writer becomes apparent with each passing chapter. Book after book, the Reacher series is a mixture of "24", "CSI" and even a little bit of "McGyver".
"Die Trying" is a good volume in the Reacher series.Read more ›
They bring the prisoners to their enclave in Montana and hold the woman, FBI agent, Holly Johnson, as a bargaining chip for what they plan with the government.
Reacher shows the reader his many talents in this second installment of his stories. We see him as the lone man against seemingly insurmountable odds. He's highly analytical and possesses keen inteligence. He's also able to rationalize what his captors are planning and figure out a possible escape. In "Die Trying," Reacher shows his feelings and develops a fondness for Holly. His compassion and strength are two of the reasons why readers enjoy Reacher as a character and are able to sympathise with him.
The plot is original and the author provides a number of surprises and plot twists that keep the reader's attention and add to the enjoyment of the story.
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I am a loyal Jack Reacher fan. Always! But this one was the BEST. Could not put it down!Published 12 hours ago by Amazon Customer
There is nobody better then Mr Lee Child , I like many of the great writers but he is the best , and a dwarf like Tom Cruise should not be allowed portraying Jack Reacher not even... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Fred Amazon Customer
Very fast-paced, exciting beginning. However, about halfway through, got bogged down in detail and seemed to go nowhere for awhile. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Steve P
This second Reacher book is a struggle as the author attempts to tap into the militant, anti-government right of a couple of decades ago. Read morePublished 7 days ago by J. Grattan