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Die Trying by Lee Child
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Aug 04, 12

Read in April, 2010

"Die Trying" by Lee Child is his second Jack Reacher novel, and it's a fast paced, tough, entertaining story of the capable hero who just happens to be at the wrong place at the right time. Or maybe he was in the right place at the right time to become entangled in an adventure as he is kidnapped with an attractive female FBI agent.

The tale has enough twists and turns along with good action sequences to keep you entertained and engaged throughout the book. Former Army MP, Jack Reacher, is definitely a tough guy, and he definitely has a knack for getting involved when he senses something isn't right. Fortunately, he has the strength, brains, and skills to make things right - his way. A way that often leaves bodies laying cold on the ground. Naturally the kidnapping is much more than a simple kidnap for ransom demand. The plot twists around to a much larger conspiracy.

Coming from Montana, I enjoyed some of the local references, just as I enjoyed the entire book. I like Child's writing and the Jack Reacher series is a fun action filled escapism type of read. I don't analyze each and every tactic, nor do I look for inaccuracies and so forth. I read Child's Jack Reacher books for one reason, and that's because they are fun tough guy stories. Reacher is tough and his adventures are entertaining. I liked this one a bit more than the first, probably because of the Montana setting and the use of the sniper rifles. Good, fun, action tale for some tough guy escapism reading.
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