#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BLOCKBUSTER JACK REACHER SERIES THAT INSPIRED TWO MAJOR MOTION PICTURES AND THE UPCOMING STREAMING SERIES REACHER
“Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Reacher books.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
A bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.
Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman he’ll risk his life to save.
The Story was interesting but kept going unnecessarily. I believe without Dick Hill I would not have finished the book. The main character was likeable enough. If I were to purchase a book from this author again i would get the "abridged" version.
While the pattern of the Jack Reacher novels is, of course, present, more of Reacher as a person is brought to life here. Some bits of his childhood, his history in special ops, his reactions to women, and the things that drive and motivate him are all brought out and help to flesh out the character. The pace is fast, but all the detail that makes for great intrigue is complete and makes for a page turner. (or in the case of the audio book, an "Ear Burner") The ending will blow you away.
Regular readers of Lee Child will spot the pattern for this book immediately: Reacher enters small town, attracts attention of local police, gets checked out, enlisted to help solve mysterious criminal activities, sort of finds a love interest, solves mystery long after you have figured out what's going on. 61 Hours is missing the slick Reacher logic and physicality we've seen before. Hated to spend full pop for the audio version.