Die Trying: (Jack Reacher 2)

Awards:   Short-listed for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award 1999 Short-listed for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Book Award 1999 Shortlisted for W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award 1999. Shortlisted for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award 1999. Shortlisted for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Book Award 1999.
Author:   Lee Child ,  Jeff Harding
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   2
ISBN:  

9780553505412


Pages:   576
Publication Date:   01 April 1999
Format:   Paperback
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Die Trying: (Jack Reacher 2)


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Awards

  • Short-listed for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award 1999
  • Short-listed for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Book Award 1999
  • Shortlisted for W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award 1999.
  • Shortlisted for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award 1999.
  • Shortlisted for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Book Award 1999.

Overview

Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. Jack Reacher, alone, strolling nowhere. A Chicago street in bright sunshine. A young woman, struggling on crutches. He offers her a steadying arm. And turns to see a handgun aimed at his stomach. Chained in a dark van racing across America, Reacher doesn't know why they've been kidnapped. The woman claims to be FBI. She's certainly tough enough. But at their remote destination, will raw courage be enough to overcome the hopeless odds?

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Author:   Lee Child ,  Jeff Harding
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint:   Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Width: 11.00cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.294kg
ISBN:  

9780553505412


ISBN 10:   0553505416
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   01 April 1999
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'Jack Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero; tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable... Irresistible.' People 'Reacher combines the physique of the Commando-period Schwarzenegger with the analytical brilliance of Sherlock Holmes.' Himself Magazine 'The taut plot, set firmly in headline territory, lays bare the world of the rabid, worm-like militias crawling in the political underbelly of America... This is an action adventure that never gives you a moment's peace and quiet - an excellent read.' Publishing News 'Cunning and explosive...A thumping good read' Time Out A skilled, smart, violent page-turner Daily Express


Furiously suspenseful, but brain-dead second volume in Child's gratuitously derivative Jack Reacher action series (Killing Floor, 1997). Reacher, a former Army Military Police Major, has now moved on to Chicago, where he gallantly assists a beautiful mystery woman hobbling on a crutch with her dry cleaning. Seconds later, Reacher and the woman, FBI agent Holly Johnson (also daughter of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as goddaughter of the President), are kidnaped by armed gunmen. Handcuffed together and tossed in the back of a van, the two are taken to the Montana mountain stronghold of Beau Borken, a fat, ugly, psychopathically vicious neo-Nazi militia leader given to sawing the arms off day laborers and making windy speeches about how he brilliant he is. Of course, the kidnappers don't know that they have a former military police major in their clutches who, in addition to having a Silver Star for heroism, is one of the best snipers the Army has ever produced, can pull iron rings out of barn doors, and kill bad guys with lit cigarettes. Meanwhile, a team of FBI agents, at least one of whom is a mole leaking information to Borken, identify Reacher from a reconstructed photo taken from the dry cleaner's surveillance camera. Borken, impressed with Reacher's military record, lectures him about his brilliant plan to overthrow the US using a hijacked Army missile unit, with Holly held as a hostage in a specially constructed, dynamite-lined prison cell. Borken stupidly lets Reacher best him in a shooting match, then grandiosely turns his back on his captives enough times for Reacher and Holly to escape, cause havoc, get captured, escape, make love in the woods, cause more havoc, and get captured again, as General Johnson, FBI Director Harlan Webster, and General Garber, Reacher's former commander, plan a covert strike on Borken's fortress that's certain to fail. Another Rogue Warrior meets Die Hard with all the typical over-the-top plotting, blood-splattering ultraviolence, lock-jawed heroics and the dumbest villains this side of Ruby Ridge. (Kirkus Reviews)


By sheer chance, an ex-army special operations man is kidnapped with a female FBI agent, who is the intended victim. Sounds contrived? In fact, the opening scenario is convincing, and so is what follows. The agent is the daughter of a general, hence her kidnap, and the man is Jack Reacher, hero of Child's first novel Killing Floor. What follows is a taut, gripping thriller with a spectacular climax. (Kirkus UK)


Author Information

Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world, and are published in over one hundred territories. He is the recipient of many prizes, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction. 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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