61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel Hardcover – May 18 2010
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"[The] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Jack Reacher books… The truth about Reacher gets better and better." —The New York Times
"Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged….Best of all, this is a rare series book that reads like a stand-alone. Everything you need to know about Jack Reacher is contained within its pages. And chances are you'll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish." —Entertainment Weekly (A-)
"Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was." —Esquire
"As usual, Child's writing is superb. Not only is this thriller believable, but the descriptions of the blizzard will make readers want to hug their furnaces. Fast paced and exciting, this is highly recommended for thriller fans." —Library Journal (starred review)
"Get prepared for teeth-chattering suspense….Child sets up one of his most ingenious plots in the Jack Reacher chronicles. A fiery finale will leave fans talking and speculating for weeks to come." —Madison County Herald
"Child deepens the mystery considerably, providing an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher's next appearance." —Miami Herald
"Once again, Child spins a riveting, ticking-clock Jack Reacher adventure….It’s guarantees you’ll finish this one in less than 61 hours—and the jolter conclusion will shock and awe you." —Romantic Times Book Review
"Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle...As always, Child delivers enough juicy details about the landscape, the characters, and Reacher’s idiosyncrasies to give the story texture and lower our pulse rates, if only momentarily...This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?" —Booklist (starred review)
About the Author
Lee Child is the author of fourteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next thriller.
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The book was believable, filled with suspense and I loved the ending!!! The book is well worth the read and the money!!! Great job lee!!!!
Just as Hill is at the top of his game so is Lee Child with this his 14th Reacher novel. Most are already hooked on this series - if you're not you will be after 13 hours of the best listening entertainment around.
Yep the iconic Reacher is back, the six footer who takes big risks and wins every fight. He has hands the size of "supermarket chickens" and a brawn to match. Toss in street savvy plus braininess and you have him. This time out we find him on a tour bus loaded with elderly passengers tooling across South Dakota until the bus skids off the road. No surprise that the weather in that state isn't exactly welcoming - blizzard conditions and the wind chill is diving to 50 below.
Bolton is the nearby town. Unfortunately the few motels are full because the relatives of those in a correctional facility have taken all the rooms. Residents welcome the elderly but not Reacher. What could possibly be going on in a town the size of Bolton?Read more ›
Lee Child gives us another compelling read about Jack Reacher. I expected to have to title explained in the first quarter of the book, or in the first half at most. Yet the title counts down with each chapter, keeping my interest high. It is only just before the end that the payoff is revealed, but then the book ends with a cliffhanger. I pity the readers who finished this book when it was new and had to wait for the next one to be published in a year (or so). Fortunately, the next book is readily available now and I went online and bought it right away.
The novel starts off with the same pattern as the previous installments, still portraying Reacher as tough and a cerebral drifter that is plunged into an implausible chain of events that only he can solve. Always traveling light, this 6 foot 5 inches cowboy wins every fight against all odds and always breaks the heart of at least one woman before moving on. Mr. Child is a master at the game of suspense, injecting original twists to keep us on the edge of our chair. For example, the title '61 hours' is a countdown (Tick tock tick tock) to the end, a gimmick that worked beautifully and kept me guessing and wondering to the last page.
The plotting is crafty and highly electrifying, in this story, Mr. Child has moved his protagonist from a warm climate to South Dakota and marooned him in small town during a winter blizzard , where the wind chill can easily reach 50 degrees below zero and everything grinds to a halt and survival becomes a challenge even for the experienced. The town of Bolton is the home of a brand new correctional facility and the budding center of a criminal nucleus being set up at an abandoned cold-war military installation by a gang of methamphetamine-dealing bikers.
The events unfold with ongoing riots at the prison and the town's police force on constant high alert stretching its manpower and facilities to the max, all this is feared to be a distraction for an ongoing prominent drug trial. The key witness, a woman, has been threatened by the local hired hands of the cartel and powers that be fear for her life. With a priority on checking all new comers, Reacher's name and background are quickly flagged by law enforcement and he is soon recruited.Read more ›
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Captivating serie. I bought all the books and can not keep my nose out of a book until it is completely read. Usually 2 days.Published 4 months ago by Pierre Archambault
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