(Jack Reacher 15)
Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write, and only Jack Reacher could survive.
'If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all' Independent
There's trouble in the deadly wilds of Nebraska . . . and Reacher walks right into it. He falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire country into submission.
But it's the unsolved case of a missing eight-year-old girl that Reacher can't let go.
Reacher - bruised and battered - should have just kept going. But for Reacher, that was impossible.
What, in this fearful county, would be worth dying for?
Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Worth Dying For follows on directly from the end of 61 Hours.
“A sequel to the terrific 61 Hours (try to read it first)... one of the great storytellers of the thriller genre”
“His is an ironclad storytelling ethos, a gift for narrative that grips like the proverbial vice... Reacher, as ever, is sui generis - a violent force for good set down by the author to eliminate evil and move on. But what counts is Child's ability to keep the reader turning the pages. If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all”
“As a warrior who lacks a car, credit card, phone or weapon of his own, and has no continuing human ties or home, he is even more of a lone, denuded outsider than Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Both are avengers who play on our atavistic instincts: when we cheer their lethal justice - if we do - we're acknowledging the pull of a primitive hatred that demands death and can't wait, scornful of the protracted pussyfooting of the law”
The Sunday Times
“Worth queuing up for”
“Explosive as ever”
“Just like Lisbeth Salander, Stieg Larsson's super violent super-genius, Reacher always find a way... Another cracking story from Child, who just seems to get better and better”
“Forget Tony Blair's memoirs, for most people the new Lee Child is the most anticipated book of the year. And with good reason... this is Child on fine form”
“A master craftsman of action thrillers. More than just compulsively readable, Mr Child's work shows a perfectly-fashioned understanding of his protagonist, dogged and moralistic. Reacher may get old some time, but he's sure not showing any signs of it”
Wall Street Journal
“Adrenaline-fuelled adventure... He knows exactly how to press all the buttons... yet another awesome performance”
“Reacher is vengeance personified, a walking, fighting revenge fantasy... what he normally chooses to do is right wrongs and defend the weak against the forces of oppression... Characteristically, Child drives the plot like a rally car, a hair-raising ride careering down the route a break-neck speed... Lee Child's loyal fans know only too well that those who enter his Reacher tales have no reason to abandon hope. Quite the opposite and Worth Dying For is no exception”
“It looked like Lee Child cheekily killed off the seemingly unstoppable Jack Reacher in his last book - but no. Reacher is battered but upright- still the thinking man's action hero, supreme butt-kicker and smartest guy in the room... [another] hell-for-leather story”
“A model of suspenseful storytelling and an outstanding addition to a series that stands in the front rank of modern thrillers”
“Child's gift for pacing makes it almost impossible to start one of his novels without finishing. Worth Dying For is grade-A escapism”
Independent on Sunday (Books of the Year)
“Child presses all the buttons... Another awesome performance”
Mark Sanderson, The Scotsman
“Brings a shock of moral horror that is unprecedented in Reacher novels”
“Utterly compelling... one of Child's best. He keeps up the lightning pace, great writing and punchy one-liners throughout”
“A contender for top thriller of 2010”
Sun (Best books of 2010)
“A turbo-charged page-flipper: you're on page 300 before you take a breath...Child is a master of distances, spaces and the physics of opposing forces”