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Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, No. 13) (Hardcover)


by Lee Child (Author)

Book Description

New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn’t.

In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice--and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times bestseller Lee Child.

Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.

Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark’s plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan . . . from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell–and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.

In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America . . . and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it’s a mystery with only one answer–the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. All good thriller writers know how to build suspense and keep the pages turning, but only better ones deliver tight plots as well, and only the best allow the reader to match wits with both the hero and the author. Bestseller Child does all of that in spades in his 13th Jack Reacher adventure (after Nothing to Lose). Early one morning on a nearly empty Manhattan subway car, the former army MP notices a woman passenger he suspects is a suicide bomber. The deadly result of his confronting her puts him on a trail leading back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and forward to the war on terrorism. Reacher finds a bit of help among the authorities demanding answers from him, like the NYPD and the FBI, as well as threats and intimidation. And then there are the real bad guys that the old pro must track down and eliminate. Child sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then lets Reacher use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax. (May)
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The magic is back!!, May 19, 2009
By Red (Liverpool)


I was dismayed at the poor reviews that `Nothing to Lose` attracted from Lee Child`s readership, and I had my fingers crossed that the faithful would read on through the series. `Gone Tomorrow` is Lee Child at his very best. It is on a par with `The Killing Floor` and `One Shot`. All good thriller writers know how to build suspense and keep the pages turning, but there are good thriller writers, and then there is `Lee Child`. His early books inspired me to read any series of thrillers that I could get my hands on, but the rest of us them only live in his substantial shadow!! He is truly in a league of his own. No one can deliver tight plots as well as he does, and only the best allow the reader to match wits with both the hero and the very believable baddies. Bestseller Child does all of that and more in his 13th Jack Reacher adventure.
Early one morning on a nearly empty Manhattan subway car, the former army MP notices a woman passenger displaying what he knows to be the twelve behaviours of a suicide bomber. The twelve signs were documented by the Israeli Counter Terrorist Units, and are still used by Terrorist Task Forces across the globe. The deadly result of his confronting her puts him on a trail leading back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and forward to the war on terrorism. Reacher finds a bit of help among the authorities demanding answers from him, like the NYPD and the FBI, as well as threats and intimidation. And then there are the real bad guys that the old pro must track down and eliminate. Child sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then he uses the second half of the book to allow Reacher to use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax. The suicide bomber theme is an exciting one for all the wrong reasons nowadays, but if your into that type of thing try The 18th Brigade (Soft Target Series) If anyone had any doubts about `Lee Child` after nothing to lose then fear not because the master is back with a bang.

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