|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2012|
|Number of Pages:||400|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.32|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0|
Lee Child is the pen name of Jim Grant. He was born in Coventry, England in 1954. He attended law school at Sheffield University, worked in the theater, and finally worked as a presentation director for Granada Television. After being laid off in 1995 as a result of corporate restructuring, he decided to write a book. The Killing Floor won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and became the first book in the Jack Reacher series. In 2012 the first motion picture feature of Jack Reacher was released staring Tom Cruise.
Having survived the near-cataclysmic ending to 61 Hours, Jack Reacher is on the prowl again. It's only a few days later, still bitterly cold, and Reacher is in Nebraska, where he finds a community ruled by a family of crooks. The Duncan clan specializes in beatings, murder, child molestation, and smuggling. They are also protected by a bunch of ex-linemen from the University of Nebraska, who are large, strong, and not very smart.
However evil and sadistic the Duncans are, they are small fish in the world of smuggling and fearful that their sleazy empire will collapse. Thus, when a totally annoyed Reacher starts to dismember both it and the goons, the Duncans become increasingly desperate, calling for outside help from the Mafia and sordid Middle Eastern partners. With Reacher outnumbered about 20 to one, the odds just don't seem fair-to the bad guys, that is.
Verdict: Reacher's growing number of fans will enjoy this one. Unless, of course, they went to the University of Nebraska. Highly recommended.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/10.] - Robert Conroy, Warren, MI
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"Compulsively readable".-- The Wall Street Journal
"Don't pick up [this] Jack Reacher novel if you don't have some time on your hands, because Worth Dying For is difficult to put down... Child manages to get an amazing amount of suspense into the novel".--Associated Press
There's deadly trouble in the corn county 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.
"A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers".-- The Washington Post
"Still the thinking man's action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room".-- The Seattle Times
"This series is about as good as pop fiction gets".-- The Miami Herald
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