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Gone Tomorrow

A book by Lee Child

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Thrills, chills, rapid page turning

  • Oct 24, 2010
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Gone Tomorrow is a highly entertaining book. It has a gripping plot that pulls you in right from the first scene, which takes place on a New York City subway train. The hero, Jack Reacher, hops on a train late at night (actually very early in the morning) and spots a woman who is exhibiting all of the traits of a suicide bomber. Reacher recognizes this because he is a former military cop. He confronts her and the action takes off like a jet from there, ending several hundred pages later with Reacher fighting off a group of terrorists in an abandoned apartment on New York's upper east side.

Along the way Reacher travels to Washington, DC to confront a senatorial candidate, is imprisoned on several occasions by several different adversaries, gets drugged, mugged and kidnapped, and finds himself homeless on a city street trying to fight off an armed thug while wearing a pair of plastic garden clogs. The Reacher character is both brilliant and hilarious, and Child manages to write about him in a way that makes him entirely believable.

This is the first Reacher novel that I've read, but it won't be my last.

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review by . August 01, 2010
Jack Reacher, riding a New York subway in the early morning hours, notices a woman passenger acting strangely. Reacher watches her, ticking off the 12 points identifying her as a suicide bomber. When Reacher approaches her, she pulls a gun and kills herself. Since Reacher was the last one to speak to the woman, he's taken to the police station for questioning. When the feds show up, Reacher suspects there's more to this story than a depressed woman committing suicide. This is confirmed when he's …
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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 ...

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ISBN-10: 0440243688
ISBN-13: 978-0440243687
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Dell

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