61 Hours, by Lee Child

17 Jan

  • Format: Trade Paperback 400 pages
  • Published: 18 March 2010
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd

Back cover blurb:

Winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy roads, a tired driver. A bus skids and crashes and is stranded in a gathering storm. There’s a small town twenty miles away, where a vulnerable witness is guarded around the clock. There’s a strange stone building five miles further on, all alone on the prairie. There’s a ruthless man who controls everything from the warmth of Mexico. Jack Reacher hitched a ride in the back of the bus. A life without baggage has many advantages. And crucial disadvantages too, when it means facing the arctic cold without a coat. But he’s equipped for the rest of his task. He doesn’t want to put the world to rights. He just doesn’t like people who put it to wrongs.

My review:

This is the best Jack Reacher thriller in recent years, and I could not put it down. Jack is stuck in South Dakota in a blizzard and the clock is ticking – a device which makes this book a thoroughly gripping read as we anticipate what will happen when the 61 hours are up.

Although I picked the killer about halfway through the book, I wasn’t 100 percent sure and the climax still managed to surprise.

Moving on to the next one already…

My rating: 5/5

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6 Responses to “61 Hours, by Lee Child”

  1. Hosea Tulip February 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    great post! keep it on!

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