Thursday, December 24, 2015

Die Trying by Lee Child


In the second novel of the Jack Reacher series, Reacher finds himself in Chicago, though not for long. He spots a woman on crutches struggling with her dry cleaning and attempts to help her out. The women ends up being an FBI agent, and daughter of a prominent member of government. Just as Reacher starts to help her, three men pop out of a car and abduct the two of them. Reacher and Holly get to know each other as they spend long days in the back of a truck, being transported away from Chicago.

What results is a completely unrealistic series of events. With each page, things seem to get more and more ridiculous. Including forced chemistry between Reacher and Holly (sorry, I just wasn't feeling it), and the two of them making love beside the grave of a double agent. WHAT!?

Jack Reacher seems to suffer from being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Always. While his books are still engaging and fun to read, I'm hoping that the next book in the series is a bit more realistic and doesn't fall in to the same trap as the first two.

First Line: "Nathan Rubin died because he got brave."


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