Die Trying

This is the second Jack Reacher book in the series. I wanted to read all of them. Last year when I picked up J.D. Robb’s In Death novels I was so captivated I read all 30 some novels within 3 months. I don’t think I can do that with this series. This book was really good. It was packed with all kids of action and adventure. What I could not get into was all the elaborative descriptions of everything. Sometimes it seemed it as if the descriptions when on for pages. I found myself skipping ahead to the story and not missing anything.

I want to give this another try.  I will carry on to the third book and see if I can finish the series. Jack Reacher is a great character, one you can emotionally get attached to.


Here’s a quick summary:

A Chicago street in bright sunshine. Jack Reacher, strolling nowhere, meets an attractive young woman, limping, struggling with her crutches, alone. Naturally he stops to offer her a steadying arm and then they turn together—to face twin handguns held level and motionless and aimed straight at their stomachs.

Chained to the woman, locked in a dark, stifling van racing 2,000 miles across America, Reacher needs to know who he’s dealing with. The kidnappers are saying nothing and his companion claims to be Holly Johnson, FBI agent. She’s fierce enough and tough enough, but he knows there must be more to her than that. And at their remote, hostile destination, they will need to act as a team and trust each other, pitting raw courage and cunning against insane violence and seemingly hopeless odds, with their own lives and hundreds more at stake.