'If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all' Independent
There's trouble in the deadly wilds of Nebraska . . . and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire country into submission.
But it's the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl that Reacher can't let go.
Reacher - bruised and battered - should have just kept going. But for Reacher, that was impossible.
What, in this fearful county, would be worth dying for?
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Worth Dying For follows on directly from the end of 61 Hours.
A sequel to the terrific 61 Hours (try to read it first)... one of the great storytellers of the thriller genre
His is an ironclad storytelling ethos, a gift for narrative that grips like the proverbial vice... Reacher, as ever, is sui generis - a violent force for good set down by the author to eliminate evil and move on. But what counts is Child's ability to keep the reader turning the pages. If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all
As a warrior who lacks a car, credit card, phone or weapon of his own, and has no continuing human ties or home, he is even more of a lone, denuded outsider than Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Both are avengers who play on our atavistic instincts: when we cheer their lethal justice - if we do - we're acknowledging the pull of a primitive hatred that demands death and can't wait, scornful of the protracted pussyfooting of the law
Worth queuing up for
Explosive as ever
Now a major film starring Tom Cruise, read the opening chapters of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher novel Never Go Back