Sunday, February 12, 2012

Worth Dying For by Lee Child

About the book: There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack 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, decades-old case of a missing child that Reacher can’t let go.

The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible.
First line: Eldridge Tyler was driving a long straight two-lane road in Nebraska when his cell phone rang.
My Thoughts:This was Reacher as I know him. Lots of fun to read, lots of over-the-top action, lots of bad guys for Reacher to beat up and/or kill. Reacher always sees bad guys in black-and-white, no gray areas. He just takes care of business without any second guesses or regrets. In this one Reacher is in the middle of nowhere in a small Nebraska town where a family has a strangle hold on, seemingly, all the locals. There are a couple of things going on here: the disappearance of a child 25 years ago and smuggling. These things tie together neatly by the end of the story. I'm going to read the one that happened just before this one, a little out of order I know, but oh well.

1 comment:

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I love Jack Reacher. 61 Hours is the book that comes before and it was also terrific, but you already know what happened after that ending's cliff hanger so it will be less frustrating for you than it was for me.