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Die Trying by Lee Child

Wednesday, 24 March 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fiction. Unabridged audio from Brilliance Audio. Originally published in 2006. Recorded in 2008. Read by Dick Hill. 15 hours and 6 minutes. Purchased from Audible.com.

When looking for a new work of fiction to download from Audible, this one caught my eye. I was not familiar with the author, but thought I’d give it a try. Why I chose to go with a #2 book, is a mystery to me, but that’s how it worked out.

The book has a lot of action, and an interesting plot. It’s not a book that will necessarily surprise you, but it did keep me guessing on occasion. (That may sound like a contradiction, but it really isn’t. A lot of the time I can pretty much guess what will happen and predict what course a book will take. In this case I wasn’t always correct in my guesses about what would happen when. The plot did not veer away from any ideas I had about how it would go but I wasn’t always correct about when it would happen.) The hero is one of those guys that always survives and comes out on top. He’s likable enough, even so. The author was a little verbose at times, but not too bad. The narrator did very well.

In a Chicago suburb, a dentist is met in his office parking lot by three men and ordered into the trunk of his Lexus. On a downtown sidewalk, Jack Reacher and an unknown woman are abducted in broad daylight by two men – practiced and confident – who stop them at gunpoint and hustle them into the same sedan. Then Reacher and the woman are switched into a second vehicle and hauled away, leaving the dentist bound and gagged inside his car with the woman’s abandoned possessions, two gallons of gasoline…and a burning match.

The FBI is desperate to rescue the woman, a Special Agent from the Chicago office, because the FBI always – always – takes care of its own, and because this woman is not just another agent. Reacher and the woman join forces, against seemingly hopeless odds, to outwit their captors and escape. But the FBI thinks Jack is one of the kidnappers – and when they close in, the Bureau snipers will be shooting to kill.

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