Die Trying

Die Trying

Book - 1998
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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). "Brilliantly written", agreed Playboy. "Striking", applauded The Chicago Tribune. "An unsettling trip that leaves your brain buzzing and your stomach knotted", warned The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Relentlessly suspenseful", The Denver Post concurred.

In a quiet Chicago suburb, a dentist is attacked in his office parking lot and forced into the trunk of his Lexus. On a sidewalk downtown, Jack Reacher and an unknown woman are abducted in broad daylight. Wordlessly and without warning, two armed men -- confident, rehearsed, tense -- 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.

Building on this harrowing start, Lee Child brings us another novel of nonstop high-speed suspense. Die Trying confirms his sizable talent and the magnetic appeal of Reacher, a hero who "seems like someone with plenty of tales to tell" (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Fortunately for us, he is and he will.

Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1998.
ISBN: 9780399143793
0399143793
9780515142242
0515142247
Characteristics: 374 p. ;,24 cm.

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kiml00
Mar 09, 2020

This book read like an action movie. Non-stop heart racing thriller. One of the better Jack Reacher books I’ve read. Highly recommended.

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chapter39
Jan 21, 2020

Holly on crutches with Reacher end up at survivalist camp in forest

IndyPL_RobinK Dec 26, 2019

The second Jack Reacher book and this one shows his survival skills and learned military skills after he is kidnapped along with a woman he just happened to help after she dropped her laundry! As usual, the women are smart and the bad guys are horrible people who he has to bring to his Reacher justice with the help of an old friend.

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morphalot
May 21, 2019

Boring, couldn't finish.

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beehlerr
Mar 12, 2019

10

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DavidCarr
Jan 03, 2019

Book #10 chronologically, after Killing Floor and before Tripwire:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reacher_(book_series)#In-story_chronology

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Blue_18
Nov 11, 2018

Solid book; front to back. Better ending than Killing Floor.

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FoxLarkin
Sep 01, 2017

Reacher again wrong place, wrong time: helped FBI agent with laundry: they both were kidnapped by antigovernment "freedom or die" people: always fascinating to witness how Reacher thinks, fun read

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paul12_2
May 13, 2017

good book enjoyed it

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7626dee
Sep 28, 2016

Rather contrived plot but nice to try to look at the militia mindset-they are out there and many are nasty folks passed over by society. ISIS is just a Islamic militia, the US still has fringes of Skin heads, KKK, Anarchists and recently Mormon radicals all unhappy with society and government.

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Jul 04, 2014

...Then the gas ahead of the bullet was heating the oxygen in the air to the point where the air caught fire. There was a brief flash of flame and the bullet burst out through the exact center of it, spearing through the burned air at nineteen hundred miles an hour. A thousandth of a second later, it was a yard away, followed by a cone of gunpowder particles and a puff of soot. Another thousandth of a second later, it was six feet away, and its sound was bravely chasing after it, three times slower...

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