Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher #13)
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...more
While riding on a subway train, Reacher sees Susan Mark kill herself. He is questioned by the cops, the feds, and a group of mercenary security guards. These groups and others think Reacher knows more than he says, and they follow him, pressure him, and try to hurt him to get information. This makes Reacher want to retaliate. So now he is now on the trail to find out what’s going on.
Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, had a big secret, and her plain little life was being watched in Washington, and California, and Afghanistan—by dozens of people with one thing in common: They’re all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or just enough to get him killed. A race has begun through the streets of Manhattan, a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. For Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, the finish line comes when you finally
Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels)
by Lee Child
It's Jack all the way, May 4, 2013
This review is from: Gone Tomorrow: A Jack Reacher Novel (Jack Reacher Novels) (Paperback)
This book proved to be one of the best Jack Reachers yet. There were no holds barred and a cozy it ain't, not by a long shot.
Fasten your seat belts and prepare to be held fast by THE Jack Reacher.
I can't say that the ending alone held me spellbound. It was so much more than just the en...more
These Lee Child "Reacher" novels are more analytical than thriller for the most part. There are some thrilling aspects to the stories for sure. However, most of the p...more
The book opens with Reacher travelling in New York subway, while he suspects a fellow traveller, a woman named Susan Parks, to be a suicide bomber. He tries to talk her into stopping her from carrying out her plans, when she brings out a gun, and shoots her head to kingdom come. After that, literally, all hell breaks l...more
In “Gone Tomorrow” Jack Reacher is riding the subway when he notices something different about one of the passengers. He knows all to well about the signs of a suicide bomber and he finds himself mentally ticking the boxes for this person. What does he do? Jack being Jack, he doesn’t walk away.
I found this book flowed much better than Echo Burning, and the very fi...more
Whoa...action, suspense, drama, and guilt. And Reacher is slowing down mentally in this one.
Macabre, but the comment did crack me up: Suicide bombers "by definition are all first-timers".
It's all chance in this story. The end game for the terrorists that takes them across so many paths. A lonely woman with a critical job who loves her son.
Then there are the supposed good guys. The ones who can do anything th...more
Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con...more
There are several authors writing thriller stories with unbelievable, omniscient main characters helping to make the (usually) implausible story readable. To give some level of credence to the hero, they are usually given some attribute which allows them to overcom...more
Childs is imaginative, but when an author has produced so many books in a series with the same character, he is bound to pass from imagination to fantasy. But I have already read 61 Hours, the next in the series, and it appears that Childs is reigning in his fantasies, for now.
Reacher is a lone knight, no home, no automobile, no cell phone. He has a toothbrush and a bank debit card. When he needs new clothes, he throws out the ones he was wearing. He travels very light.
When Jack Reacher decides to ride the New York subway in the middle of the night, he never expected to witness something so devastating. Susan Mark was hiding something that everyone wants and now Reacher has taken it upon himself to play referee and if necessary, judge. He must sort through the lies in order to figure out the truth, that way he will know just who’s butt needs kicking.
The introduction was kind of different, it draws the reader...more
However, much as I admired The Enemy (#8 in the series), I'm not likely to read another Jack Reacher novel. In a genre in which loneliness and viciousness are standard fair, this hero is too isolated from the common run...more
Gone Tomorrow was significantly better (it wouldn't take much) and thankfully, Reacher is closer to the character I liked so much in the earlier books. Child seems...more
"Gone Tomorrow" was Child's second chance. And he will definitely get a third. As I read books like his, I wonder how he manages so many plot details. Post-it Notes? Some type of Visio diagram?
Jack Reacher stands out in a crowd. He's a big guy, looks rea...more
After giving his statements to the police, he meets the woman's brother, a cop himself. He tells Recher that his sister, Susan Mark, didn't kill herself. Jake Mark also tells Reacher that...more