'If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all' Independent
There's trouble in the deadly wilds of Nebraska . . . and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire country into submission.
But it's the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl that Reacher can't let go.
Reacher - bruised and battered - should have just kept going. But for Reacher, that was impossible.
What, in this fearful county, would be worth dying for?
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Worth Dying For follows on directly from the end of 61 Hours.
And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***OUT NOW***
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.
I’ve had enough. The Reacher series is fast paced enough to catch your attention, and light enough to not take up too much brainpower, but the writing is just so lazy. I think this is the worst of the series from that perspective that I have seen. So many ridiculous assumptions and impossible guesses. Instead of finding a clever solution, Child just turns Reacher into a Mary Sue character with Marfans and a bad temper. No more Reacher for me.