NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child follows the electrifying 61 Hours with his latest Reacher thriller—a story that hits the ground running and then accelerates all the way to a colossal showdown.
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 case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.
The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late—and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. 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 keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him.
For Reacher, that was also impossible.
Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write and only Jack Reacher could survive—a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.
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Now he is Superman?
I've read or listened to every one of the Jack Reacher books and I do like Dick Hill as the reader. This novel was billed as a continuation to 61 HOURS, which makes it all the more dissapointing since there is scant follow up to that story line.
This adventure has a new role for Jack Reacher; busy-body know it all!
As usual, Reacher is a tough guy that always seems to come out on top of a bad situation, but Lee Child seems to be giving Reacher Superman powers. It all starts to get a bit much!
Reacher has aways managed to save himself by out-thinking his adversary but in this book if Reacher hears a twig snap in the darkenss, he instantly figures out that the guy weighs 226 pounds, is wearing boots made in France, is left handed and ate breakfast two hours ago at the local dinner...This kind of logic goes on all thoughout this book and is taxing after a while.
There is enough of the classic Reacher satisfy the true fans so it is worth buying if you have read all the others; just don't over expect on this one.
The only thing plausible about Reacher is that his story ACTUALLY Reaches and end...The most drawn out book I've ever listened to. I found myself cracking jokes after it took 16 minutes to describe one punch to the chest.
Even though I'm a huge Jack Reacher fan and an opponent of reading abridged versions of anything when there's an unabridged version available, I have to suggest listening to the abridged version of this audiobook. I love listening to Reacher's deductions and to Child's matter-of-fact attention to detail, but he did kind of go overboard on this one. The abridged version is just over four hours long, so it cuts out all the unnecessary detail and over-the-top descriptions and reads just like a much shorter Jack Reacher novel. I was kind of disappointed, because this plot really held potential for a longer, more substantial story than it was, but I really hope that Lee Child's next installment will be - and I can't believe I'm suggesting this - a little less thought out.