Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Book Review: Worth Dying For by Lee Child

Worth Dying For: A Reacher NovelWorth Dying For: A Reacher Novel by Lee Child

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jack Reacher is back... surviving the cliffhanger ending of the previous novel, 61 Hours, Reacher is dropped off in a small rural Nebraska territory like a modern day Ronin (a warrior that has no master save himself.) Drifting through the local hotel and running into a series of cowed residents, Reacher quickly determines that something is not right, and when repeated attempts to run him out of town fail, the reception of the local bullies only make him even more determined to get to the bottom of the town's terrible secret. OK, there's really nothing new here, it follows the template of almost every other Reacher novel, but the formula just works. Reacher drifts into town, spots trouble, kicks ass, takes names and moves on. But the way that Child manages the details of the story and the characters within it makes the story compelling. This one is particularly brutal and violent with a disturbing conclusion, but for fans of thrillers and suspense it is a worthwhile read.

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