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Die Trying, by Lee Child

Die Trying (Jack Reacher Series #2) by Lee Child: Book CoverFinished 6-14-10, rating 4.5/5, thriller, pub. 1998

This is book 2 in the Jack Reacher series (Book 1)

Jack Reacher is an ex-MP who is aimlessly travelling around the country after 13 years serving in the military and he happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  The place is Chicago and the time is when FBI agent Holly Johnson, a woman with secrets and family in the highest of high places, is snatched off the street.  When they realize they are being kidnapped by a crazy militia in Montana they are sure they will be rescued, but as time goes on and the craziness seems even crazier Jack realizes it is up to him to get them out of there.  The rescue that should have come is delayed by the President and his chief of staff due to politics and it’s enough to make you mad (as most political things tend to do to me).

Jack Reacher is a man’s man, but one that women are drawn to because of his sheer masculinity and unavailability.  He is who he is, take him or leave him and that confidence and physical presence makes him a force to be reckoned with.  When I read the first Jack Reacher I said I was unsure about him because I didn’t know where he drew the line at right and wrong and this book helped clarify that for me.  He’s a tough guy and one easy to like.

I liked this one even better than the first.  It is still gritty and grisly, but not quite as much as the first.  I am looking forward to more Jack!

This is from my personal library.

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June 17, 2010 - Posted by | 4 1/2 Star Books |

16 Comments »

  1. I like reading the Reacher books even though they seem over the top in many places. They go fast, they’re full of suspense, and it’s sort of like watching an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie!

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | June 17, 2010 | Reply

    • It is like watching an Arnold movie! Perfect analogy :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 18, 2010 | Reply

  2. I enjoyed this one too. I must pick this series back up sometime. If only I were a speed reader!!

    Comment by Staci | June 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I know. The more I read the more I want to read. It never ends :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 18, 2010 | Reply

  3. I love Jack too!

    Comment by Nise' | June 17, 2010 | Reply

    • I’d want him on my side in a pinch!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 23, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’ve never read Lee Child but this sounds great! :-) Thanks for the great review!

    Comment by Marie | June 20, 2010 | Reply

    • I just discovered him last winter and now I’m hooked!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 23, 2010 | Reply

  5. I need to get to this one! Thanks for the reminder. :)

    Comment by Thoughts of Joy | June 20, 2010 | Reply

    • Anytime :)

      Comment by stacybuckeye | June 23, 2010 | Reply

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