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Author: Lee Child
ISBN: 0553505416
Language: English
Pages: 548 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Transworld Pub (February 28, 1999)
Rating: 4.2
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Jack Reacher has high morals. He keeps his promises friend or foe. Their is no better man than Reacher. I wish I knew Jack Reacher.

Jack Reacher has high morals.

DIE TRYING By Lee Child - Hardcover BRAND NEW . Ex-military Jack Reacher returns in this breathtaking new thriller by an author praised for his "great style and careful plotting" (The New York Times. Critics nationwide acclaimed Killing Floor, Lee Child's suspense debut, as "a tough, compelling thriller with characters who jump off the page" (Houston Chronicle).

Part of Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. NATHAN RUBIN DIED because he got brave. Not the sustained kind of thing that wins you a medal in a war, but the split-second kind of blurting outrage that gets you killed on the street

Part of Jack Reacher series by Lee Child. Not the sustained kind of thing that wins you a medal in a war, but the split-second kind of blurting outrage that gets you killed on the street. He left home early, as he always did, six days a week, fifty weeks a year. A cautious breakfast, appropriate to a short round man aiming to stay in shape through his forties.

Jack Reacher is a fictional protagonist of a series of novels, novellas and short stories by British author Jim Grant under the pen name Lee Child. A former major in the United States Army Military Police Corps, Reacher roams the United States taking odd jobs and investigating suspicious and frequently dangerous situations. The Reacher novels are written either in the first-person or third-person. The schedule for the Reacher series is one-per-year, except for 2010 when two were published

Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere No Middle Name. All Lee Child’s shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher in one volume

Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. All Lee Child’s shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher in one volume. Read together, these twelve stories shed new light on Reacher’s past, illuminating how he grew up and developed into the wandering avenger who has captured the imagination of millions around the world. Read an extract here. When I was reading my first Jack Reacher book by Lee Child, someone told me I would become obsessed by the series of book. I didn’t believe it at the time, but I’m here to say I’m a believer now!!

Die Trying (Jack Reacher is a Mystery novel by Lee Child. When a woman is kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight, Jack Reacher's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Die Trying (Jack Reacher is a Mystery novel by Lee Child. He's kidnapped with her. Handcuffed together and racing across America toward an unknown destination, they're at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom - the woman is worth more than he can imagine.

In Die Trying which is the second book in this long running series we pick up with Jack Reacher the highly decorated .

In Die Trying which is the second book in this long running series we pick up with Jack Reacher the highly decorated former army Military Police major who has voluntarily separated from the service and essentially has become a rootless drifter. He gets caught up in a kidnapping of a woman picking up her dry cleaning on a busy city street and is abducted as well. While this book advances the Jack Reacher character and Lee Child demonstrates a lot more depth as an author, ultimately I just gave up 3/4 of the way through the book as the implausible just became laughable.

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Jack Reacher, the first Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise, was based on the novel One Shot, and the second is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

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Comments (7)
GODMAX
So I am definitely very late to the Jack Reacher universe and just getting around to discovering Lee Child’s novels. I’ve avoided this genre for years as they all seemed kind of formulaic to me. A former military guy who suffers personal loss, has a level of PTSD, drops off the grid and fate puts him in often outlandish situations where he gets to be a hero again.

In “Die Trying” which is the second book in this long running series we pick up with Jack Reacher the highly decorated former army Military Police major who has voluntarily separated from the service and essentially has become a rootless drifter. He gets caught up in a kidnapping of a woman picking up her dry cleaning on a busy city street and is abducted as well.

Wrong place, wrong time Reacher now has to use his considerable skills to try to get them out alive. Who is the woman, why was she taken? More is revealed when they arrive at their destination in a remote Montana camp and they discover that they’re prisoners of a deranged militia leader and his devoted army of followers. It doesn’t sound very promising but in Child’s hands the 500+ pages fly by and the cliché “can’t put it down” definitely applies.

Some of the plot’s more than a bit farfetched but you really get sucked in. Child does make a few technical errors when describing firearms which are surprising given his detailed descriptions of ballistics and the physics of how ammunition works. For instance early on when the couple are kidnapped one of the bad guys points a Glock 17 pistol at him. We than learn Reacher is very familiar with the Glock since while on active duty he was supposedly part of the evaluation team for the Army in selecting a new handgun. First he repeatedly calls semi-automatic pistols “automatics” which is a common mistake authors make. Then he mentions the Glock having the safety off which is wrong as the Glock has no external safety mechanism to be switched off or on. Later on when describing a Barrett Model 90 sniper rifle Child says it is a “50-inch” when he means .50 caliber. A battleship has a 16 inch gun so a 50 inch gun would be really a handful, even for a stud like Reacher.

Nitpicking aside “Die Trying” is a great read; 4.5 stars and highly recommended. I just picked up another 5 more and will read the entire series.
watchman
The second Reacher adventure, and as usual, pretty gripping stuff. Reacher is in the wroung place when an FBI Agent is kidnapped by extremists-no more information I don,t want to spoil your reading of the lengthy events that follow. Reacher is an ex-MP who spent a fair chunk of his life in the military and as a consequence has acquired a number of useful skills which you and I will never need, but which are a great help in dealing with the ever present bad guys.
I don't mind admitting that I've read literally hundreds of books since I got a Kindle-mainly because living in the Czech Republic does limit the choice available in English language .I've got plenty of favourites and Lee Child's books are near the top of my ' to buy' list. Cost does come into the equation-sometimes one has to wait for the cost to subside. This was around eight dollars-ok by me. It's quite a lengthy read, so value for pleasure!
spark
Lee Child has had a successful run with the Jack Reacher series and having just seen the couple movies, I wanted to see where it all started. I started with the first book and while there were some glimmers I was overall pretty disappointed. So many predictable plot turns that I wanted to scream. Unlikely plot and sub-plots with one dimensional characters. It had to get better, right?

Die Trying is proof that the series does get better. At least I hope it gets better after this. While this book advances the Jack Reacher character and Lee Child demonstrates a lot more depth as an author, ultimately I just gave up 3/4 of the way through the book as the implausible just became laughable. The villains are treated as masterminds, outwitting authorities and Reacher at every turn and while each new twist and turn is supposed to keep you guessing and on edge, it feels like it's more an attempt to fill pages.

There are some moments when this book shines. Jack Reacher battling claustrophobia was written so well that I even found my own heart beating rapidly imagining the moment myself. The rest was mostly engaging until the absurdity became too much.

I don't want to give away too much. If you still want to read the book, stop here. If you want to save a few bucks and start later in the series, I will let you know what you missed with the following:

WARNING: SPOILER ALERTS
So, our two protagonists have just buried a body and are tired, desperate, seemingly without hope, and...horny? Yes, apparently in some "how to be an author" handbook on Lee Child's shelf, you try to work in at least one sexual encounter no matter the situation. It comes up at such a bizarre time and without any precursor that I was wondering if Mr. Child's adolescent son snuck in to write this page and neither the author nor the editor caught the passage.

The militant group seeking to break off and declare independence from the United States has stolen four truckloads of stinger missiles, killing the 20 National Guardsman transporting them and the response (military, federal, or local law enforcement) is....nothing. A small group within the military and FBI is defying presidential orders by ordering its own half-baked rescue/assault effort, which is out-maneuvered at every turn by the crafty separatists.

It's pretty common to make the conventional heroes (military, police, etc.) ineffective in one way or another so the novel's hero rise is even more substantial. In this story, the military and FBI do nothing because, well, just because. The already weak story line that the separatists represent a large enough percentage of the population that a military response would unite that segment is coupled with a "what's the worse that could happen" mentality. Okay. I kind of bought into that until they stole stinger missiles and held a small group of marines hostage...and a General and FBI guy...and everybody just sort of acquiesced like, "what else can we do?"

Reacher is caught and re-caught in so many instances, I was almost thinking this might be some obscure Army training that dictates when you're not sure what to do, surrender so you have some time to think. Fortunately, there are enough characters with limited intelligence that he will easily be able to escape once again.
Cordaron
Please know I am a big fan of Lee Child and his Jack Reacher books, but I just didn't like this one. I didn't like the story, I didn't like the other characters, I thought it was too long and drawn out and worse, I had to force myself to finish reading it, which is something I had never done with all the other Reacher books. I must say out of all the Reacher books I have read so far, which were not in release order, I'm glad I didn't start out reading this one as it might have turned me off from the rest which knowing how much I really enjoy the other ones I've read, would have been a shame. I bought this as a package deal with the 1st and 3rd books so I could start at the beginning but I just couldn't get into this particular one. It's not going to deter me from reading all of Lee Child's Jack Reacher books though.