61 Hours: A Jack Reacher Novel
|Rating||:||4.42 (529 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||356 Pages|
All three winners made very generous donations to the various charities, so I decided it was only fair to make all three into important, central characters.The only problem wasMr. A gentleman named Mark Salter helped out with autism research and asked for his mother’s name to be in the book--Mrs. Janet Salter; and then for two separate literacy projects, a man named Andrew Peterson won an auction, and the man who won the other wanted his wife’s name included--Susan Turner. First was the titleit just popped into my head and stayed there (and I knew I wanted the 61 to be written in figures, not words, so if you’re the kind of reader who arranges your shelves alphabetically--I apologize!)Second, I knew it would once again feature Jack Reacherover the last 13 books he’s built up such enthusiasm and loyalty among readers I knew I’d be crazy not to keep on reporting his adventures.
The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed—but so is the woman whose life he’ll risk his own to save. In 61 Hours, Lee Child has written a showdown thriller with an explosive ending that readers will talk about for a long time to come.. Not a minute to spare.A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. Get ready for the most exciting 61 hours of your life. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child’s latest thriller is a ticking time bomb of suspense that builds electric tension on every page. Sixty-one hours. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. Jack Reacher is back. The countdown has begun. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything
Genuinely tense Julia Flyte 61 Hours is a good, solid Jack Reacher novel. It's not one of the all time greats, but it's very far from being the worst either. It has momentum and unexpected twists and the tension builds slowly but steadily to a gripping ending. Lee Child seems to have taken on board some of the criticisms lobbied at his recent books. Reacher doesn't display unbelievable deductive powers, he doesn't bed any women in improbable circumstances and he doesn't always get things right.The book is set in freezing South Dakota in the middle of a snow. Magnificent!!!! Okay. I did something I seldom do before reading this book in the JackNoneReacher series, I read some previous reviews. Knowing that I would write a review, I never want to be influenced by other reviewer's opinions, but I did it out of curiosity. There were many Magnificent!!!! 2shay Okay. I did something I seldom do before reading this book in the JackNoneReacher series, I read some previous reviews. Knowing that I would write a review, I never want to be influenced by other reviewer's opinions, but I did it out of curiosity. There were many 4 and 5 star reviews, there always are, so I skipped those entirely and looked at the more critical reviewsthe 1 stars. I wanted to see what some readers thought might be wrong with a series I enjoy so much.I actually laughed out loud. I had to wonder if this was the fir. and 5 star reviews, there always are, so I skipped those entirely and looked at the more critical reviewsthe 1 stars. I wanted to see what some readers thought might be wrong with a series I enjoy so much.I actually laughed out loud. I had to wonder if this was the fir. Brian in Boston said Implausible. While the author obviously does his research and presents a lot of detail having to do with the specifics of law enforcement, cold weather, the military, cold weather, weaponry, colder weather, etc. Did I mention cold weather? Because Mr. Child sure did. One more description of tire tracks in the snow or what icy snow feels like when it's blown against your cheeks and I'd be more mental than I am after reading this very disappointing installment in the Jack Reacher series. A preposterously implausible plot with too many implausib