Die Trying

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Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 434 pages
1356 Reviews
In a Chicago suburb, a dentist is met in his office parking lot by three men and ordered into the trunk of his Lexus. On a downtown sidewalk, Jack Reacher and an unknown woman are abducted in broad daylight by two men - practiced and confident - who stop them at gunpoint and hustle them into the same sedan. Then Reacher and the woman are switched into a second vehicle and hauled away, leaving the dentist bound and gagged inside his car with the woman's abandoned possessions, two gallons of gasoline. . . and a burning match. The FBI is desperate to rescue the woman, a Special Agent from the Chicago office, because the FBI always - always - takes care of its own, and because this woman is not just another agent. Reacher and the woman join forces, against seemingly hopeless odds, to outwit their captors and escape. But the FBI thinks Jack is one of the kidnappers - and when they close in, the Bureau snipers will be shooting to kill.
  

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Good plot, surprise ending, fast moving. - Goodreads
A page turner...I burned through it in a couple days. - Goodreads
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Great pacing, couldn't look away. - Goodreads
Awesome book and a great introduction to Jack Reacher. - Goodreads

Review: Die Trying (Jack Reacher #2)

User Review  - Motunrayo - Goodreads

Lee Child really put more effort in this one. A nice beginning and ending but unnecessary stories. Lee likes explaining his stories up to date! Detailed and well explained but sometimes he bores some of us with it. Read full review

Review: Die Trying (Jack Reacher #2)

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

I read Lee Child's first Jack Reacher novel Killing Floor and for me it was a little tough to read - it seemed choppy and didn't flow (for me) well but I liked the story and action - so I decided to ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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.

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