Saturday, February 18, 2012

61 Hours by Lee Child

About the book: A savage snowstorm and a tour bus crash land Reacher in the middle of South Dakota—unprepared. For the snow, that is. But he’s ready, as only he can be, to risk his life to protect a courageous witness. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she needs his help. There's a killer headed straight for her and he'll be in town soon...or maybe he’s already there...

First line: Five minutes to three in the afternoon. Exactly sixty-one hours before it happened.

My Thoughts: I'm kind of glad I read this one out of order. The end is a real cliffhanger. This is another of Child's Jack Reacher books. Reacher is a unique character in my thriller reading experience. He is an ex MP who wanders around the country with no possessions. This stems from his military career and childhood growing up on military bases throughout the world: it's all he knows. This one was different from the others I've read in that there isn't as much mayhem, but I found it suspenseful. There was no love interest either, but I think the woman on the phone will be a love interest eventually.

I was rather disappointed with one situation in this book, but I guess Reacher can't win them all. I've always liked this character, he is a good guy trying to do what is right. This is one of my favorite series and I'll be reading more. You might like to try this series if you haven't already.


1 comment:

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I have read almost all of the Reacher books. The one that left me a bit frustrated (bad guys getting away with too much) was Trip Wire. If you read that one, I'd be interested in what you think about it.