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Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2)

4.5 out of 5 stars 13,030 ratings

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Listening to the voice of Dick Hill, one doesn't doubt that the powerful Jack Reacher has just retired from the Military Police. He booms as he reluctantly relates the winning of dozens of "damn medals" while he and fellow kidnap victim Holly get acquainted. Hill seems strained in the female voice, so Reacher is more drawn to Holly than the listener can be. He does far better at giving the overweight militia commander a high-pitched, whiny voice listeners can despise. Add FBI agents, politicians and cult members and a gripping crisis created by Child and Hill. R.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Amazon.com Review

Television writer Lee Child's otherwise riveting first thriller, Killing Floor, was criticized by some reviewers because of an unconvincing coincidence at its center. Child addresses that problem in his second book--and thumbs his nose at those reviewers--by having his hero, ex-military policeman Jack Reacher, just happen to be walking by a Chicago dry cleaner when an attractive young FBI agent named Holly Johnson comes out carrying nine expensive outfits and a crutch to support her soccer-injured knee. As Holly stumbles, Reacher grabs her and her garments--which gets him kidnapped along with her by a trio of very determined badguys. "He had no problem with how he had gotten grabbed up in the first place," Child writes. "Just a freak of chance had put him alongside Holly Johnson at the exact time the snatch was going down. He was comfortable with that. He understood freak chances. Life was built out of freak chances, however much people would like to pretend otherwise." Lucky for Holly--whose father just happens to be an Army general and current head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, thus making her a tempting target for a bunch of Montana-based extremists--Reacher still has all the skills and strengths associated with his former occupation. And Child still knows how to write scenes of violent action better than virtually anyone else around. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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SGC
2.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling, but . . .
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 5, 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable reading.... at times. Full of padding.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 6, 2018
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2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a pacemaker
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 15, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars I cannot get enough of Jack Reacher...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Suspend reality and enjoy.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2020
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