Monday, October 3, 2016

Bok review: Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child

Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, Book 13) by [Child, Lee]

Title: Gone Tomorrow

Author: Lee Child


Genre: Thriller

Ranking: 7.5 out of 10.0

Buy: Maybe

Borrow: Yes

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Summary:  Former military policeman Jack Reacher is riding the New York subway when he spots a woman in the carriage who ticks all the "suicide bomber" boxes. In the end, she kills only herself, but Reacher is a witness and, his subsequent interrogators believe, the recipient of a piece of information from her in the seconds before her death. 

What does any of this have to do with an ambitious young senator who downplaying of his own military career? Gone Tomorrow has the twisting plot that is Child's trademark. Reacher's lone-wolf habits and brusque, technophobic interpretation of the world are always a pleasure, though how he maintains fighting fitness on a diet of pancakes, bacon and coffee and continual lack of sleep is one of the world's great mysteries.

Main review: 

Featuring Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise, as he faces his most intractable enemy yet.

Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs.There are twelve things to look for. No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them.

New York City.The subway, two o'clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK.The fifth isn't; she is exhibiting all the signs of a suicide bomber. But in the end she only shots herself.

Reacher's unrelenting search for the truth leads on to a senator seeking presidential election and a pair of foreign women who seem to be linked with the suicide woman. The NYPD, the FBI and two undeclared federal agencies are involved though they seem to be more interested in Reacher than these two women.

In the end all is resolved, including the demise of 20 assistants of these two women, not all at Reacher's hands.
Further reading suggestion:  61 Hours - 

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