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Die Trying ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ Die Trying ⚡ Author Lee Child – Thomashillier.co.uk Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereIn 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 Alternate cover for this ISBN can be found hereIn 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.


10 thoughts on “Die Trying

  1. Khurram Khurram says:

    Good book, but not as great as I was expecting after the first book I wish the first 3 4 of the book were as gripping andlike the last 1 4 The first 1 2 of the book Jack is stuck in a truck, an innocent passer by in a kidnapping Though Holly is far from a damsel in distress As good as the premise is after a couple of deductions from Reacher about his fellow victim , the most exciting thing in these pages was Reachers mental maths to keep his mind active Ok there are short bursts of a Good book, but not as great as I was expecting after the first book I wish the first 3 4 of the book were as gripping andlike the last 1 4 The first 1 2 of the book Jack is stuck in a truck, an innocent passer by in a kidnapping Though Holly is far from a damsel in distress As good as the premise is after a couple of deductions from Reacher about his fellow victim , the most exciting thing in these pages was Reachers mental maths to keep his mind active Ok there are short bursts of action, with Reacher in a no win situation not being able to leave someone dependant on him For this Holly s injury was a good idea in the story.The last 1 4 of this book is where the action is This is where Reacher changes from prisoner to action man I especially like the way Reacher is forced to face one of his own phobias, this is mark of a hero, not someone with no fear but someone who feels fear but overcomes it The difference between the start of the book to the end was, at the beginning I was waiting for the pace to pick up, but the last 150 pages I could not put the book down If the book changed like the earlier 100 pages earlier I would have give it 5 stars definitely


  2. Kemper Kemper says:

    Since I despised the first Jack Reacher novel Killing Floor you may be wondering why I read this second entry in this series It s all Tom Cruise s fault.Yeah, I know the Reacher fans were generally unhappy with Tiny Tom being cast as their hero who is supposed to be 6 5 , but I actually enjoyed the movie adaptation Jack Reacher quite a bit Believe it or not a big chunk of the credit goes to Cruise who managed to convey the cocky arrogance needed while making it entertaining instead of over the Since I despised the first Jack Reacher novel Killing Floor you may be wondering why I read this second entry in this series It s all Tom Cruise s fault.Yeah, I know the Reacher fans were generally unhappy with Tiny Tom being cast as their hero who is supposed to be 6 5 , but I actually enjoyed the movie adaptation Jack Reacher quite a bit Believe it or not a big chunk of the credit goes to Cruise who managed to convey the cocky arrogance needed while making it entertaining instead of over the top Plus, several people whose book judgment I trust have told me that the series got better over time so I figured I d give Lee Child another shot Besides, it could be another opportunity for me to be trolled by the hardcore Reacher fans, and who can resist that Jack Reacher is a former military policemen who is the baddest bad ass who has ever bad assed Now retired he wanders around the country off the grid while making a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time Reacher is walking down a Chicago street when he sees a young woman with an injured leg struggling to deal with her cane and the dry cleaning she just picked up so he tries to help her out Suddenly armed gunmen show up and force them into a car Reacher has just gotten swept up into a kidnapping plot that has huge implications for the U.S government The cherry on top of that scene is that Reacher thinks that he wouldn t have any problems taking out the gunman one handed because apparently he doesn t deem the problem worth dropping the dry cleaning he s holding, but he s worried about stray bullets going into a crowd of people behind him so he decides to play along.I did like this one a lotthan Killing Floor It helped that Reacher is thrown into a scenariofitting of an action hero rather than splitting time trying to play detective Switching from the first person narrative to third person here is also a big improvement s because rather than the main character telling us how awesome he is we get to either see it or have it relayed from an outsider s perspective.The plot still seems like something lifted from an action movie and doesn t bear much scrutiny even though it gets the job done I was questioning several points like view spoiler how the U.S president is so concerned with politics that he turns a blind eye to a group of murderous conspiracy nut jobs who have kidnapped the daughter of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff I know this was written pre 9 11 shortly after the Ruby Ridge and Waco incidents, but it was also after the Oklahoma City bombing Which is never mentioned so it seems crazily unrealistic to think that the government would just try to ignore these yahoos hide spoiler As in the first book at one point Reacher makes an intuitive leap of logic that would make Sherlock Holmes say, Damn How d you pull that out of your ass There s also a sex scene that induces enough eye rolling to cause the reader to make an appointment with their optometrist view spoiler Reacher and Holly apparently find being forced to pull the tortured remains of a crucified man off a couple of trees and burying him a tremendous turn on hide spoiler Still, the flaws here are the kinds of things you d expect from the genre and not the pure stupidity of the first book That makes me think that maybe this series is worth a read after allI also give writer director Christopher McQuarrie a lot of the credit for crafting an entertaining action crime thriller McQuarrie also had a hand in two crime movies I love He wrote the screenplay for The Usual Suspects and wrote directed The Way of the Gun, one of my favorite movies that almost no one has ever heard of.


  3. Alp Alp says:

    Get a problem, solve a problem, he said That s my rule This was a winner I can wholeheartedly say that this book totally went above and beyond my expectations It is a brilliant and intense mystery thriller story with tons of action and several heart stopping moments If compared to the first book in the series, the plot iscomplex and the characters havedepth Surprisingly good I can t remember the last time I felt like my heart was going to burst from excitement while readGet a problem, solve a problem, he said That s my rule This was a winner I can wholeheartedly say that this book totally went above and beyond my expectations It is a brilliant and intense mystery thriller story with tons of action and several heart stopping moments If compared to the first book in the series, the plot iscomplex and the characters havedepth Surprisingly good I can t remember the last time I felt like my heart was going to burst from excitement while reading a book Die Trying kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through.I don t see any reason not to admire Jack Reacher Everything about him screams confidence and competence I have to ask this question out loud again how could he remain so calm in almost every situation How could he feel no trepidation even though the guns were pointed at him What an OTT hero he is Do I mind Not a bitIt was not in his nature to panic Never had been He was a calm man, and his long training had made him calmer He had been taught to assess and evaluate, and to use pure force of will to succeed You re Jack Reacher, he had been told You can do anything First his mother had told him, then his father, then the quiet deadly men in the training schools And he had believed them To be honest, I don t know how to write this review without giving the story all away, so I think I d better stop right here This is a book that you need to read it for yourself This one can be read as a standalone.Jumping to the next book


  4. James Thane James Thane says:

    In this, his second outing, ex Army Major Jack Reacher is minding his own business, walking past a dry cleaning shop in Chicago, when an attractive young woman emerges from the shop with nine bags of expensive clothes, a bad knee, and a crutch She drops the crutch and Reacher jumps to her assistance In the same moment, two armed kidnappers materialize and order Reacher and the woman into a waiting car.As any crime fiction reader understands by now, Reacher could take these two thugs with no pr In this, his second outing, ex Army Major Jack Reacher is minding his own business, walking past a dry cleaning shop in Chicago, when an attractive young woman emerges from the shop with nine bags of expensive clothes, a bad knee, and a crutch She drops the crutch and Reacher jumps to her assistance In the same moment, two armed kidnappers materialize and order Reacher and the woman into a waiting car.As any crime fiction reader understands by now, Reacher could take these two thugs with no problem whatsoever Unfortunately, there are a number of innocent bystanders who might be hurt if the kidnappers manage to get off any shots Reacher makes this calculation and then follows the woman into the car and is taken along for the ride.It turns out to be a very long ride in an Econoline van, all the way from Chicago to northwestern Montana, where a nutty but well armed militia group is preparing to declare its independence from the United States The kidnapped woman, Holly Johnson, is an FBI Special Agent She is also the daughter of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the militia s psychopathic but charismatic leader intends to use her as a high profile hostage.Under normal circumstances, Holly would be well equipped to handle herself She is one of the strongest female characters to appear in this series But with her bum knee, which she injured in a soccer game, she could use a little help Reacher, of course, is there to provide it, and he and Holly together will have to struggle mightily both to defend Holly s virtue and to prevent the militiamen from accomplishing thier objectives.This is a fun read, and fans of the series certainly won t want to miss it I m giving it three stars rather than four because it requiresthan just the usual suspension of disbelief In the cold light of day, the whole plot is pretty implausible Also, it s clear that Lee Child did a lot of research for this book regarding the weaponry involved And having done the research, he was apparently determined to use it all There are a number of points in the book where the action slams to a halt while Child describes in exquisite detail the weapon in question We then take several paragraphs to watch the powder ignite and the bullet slowly make its way through the barrel of the gun, out into the light of day and arc its way toward the target.The first time this happens, it s kind of interesting and it does help to build the suspense After that, you just want him to get on with it Still, that s a relatively minor complaint, and inevitably, every series must have its weaker entries To say that most of the Reacher novels are better than this one is not to suggest in any way that it s a bad book, but clearly at this point, Child was still working his way into what would become an excellent series


  5. Supratim Supratim says:

    Once again I accompany Jack Reacher, ex military policeman turned drifter, in his adventure Die Trying is the second book in the series and here Reacher has gone to Chicago He tries to help a young, attractive woman struggling on crutches with her laundry In return for his courtesy he gets kidnapped along with the woman The woman, Holly, claims to be a FBI and there are other interesting facts about her which would revealed as the story progresses.In case you don t know who Reacher is he i Once again I accompany Jack Reacher, ex military policeman turned drifter, in his adventure Die Trying is the second book in the series and here Reacher has gone to Chicago He tries to help a young, attractive woman struggling on crutches with her laundry In return for his courtesy he gets kidnapped along with the woman The woman, Holly, claims to be a FBI and there are other interesting facts about her which would revealed as the story progresses.In case you don t know who Reacher is he is Sherlock Holmes Rambo combined At nearly six and a half feet tall he is extraordinarily strong an expert marksman makes deductions like The Great Sherlock Holmes Needless to say women find him irresistible He is the embodiment of boyhood fantasies which some men still nurture inside themselves.While held captive by the kidnappers Reacher impresses Holly with his calm, brains, physical fitness He even tries psychological games on the kidnappers to gain some upper hand.Awaiting Holly is a psychotic killer who is referred to as the commander by his followers He is also building a room from which nobody can escape.This is an action adventure thriller it has conspiracies, twists, misdirections, maniacs with guns, undercover FBI agent, traitors, plenty of gunfights and some fistfights, betrayal and whatnot Lee Child, the author, has tried his best sustain your interest Parts of the book are so suspenseful that you would keep turning the pages I liked three things about this novel First, the author had tried to add facets to Reacher s character Jack Reacher the unflappable warrior experienced fear Later he conquered this fear of course, but still Child has also brought out the soft side of Reacher his emotional reaction when he thought that his mistakes would lead to the deaths of innocent people, his dilemma over killing dangerous dogs acting under orders nothing truly original but some efforts were made at fleshing out his character.Second, the character of Holly Compared to Roscoe in Killing Floor, Holly is a much stronger character She needs Reacher but can use her brains, courage and strength when the situation demanded Again, not so original but an improvement over the last character.Third, the FBI investigation into the kidnapping of Holly.These efforts have earned the book a rating of 3 from me.On the flip side, the behavior of some of the villains did not make any sense They had planned such an elaborate conspiracy but acted like fools at times My no spoiler policy forbids me from saying anything else.Lee Child writes entertaining novels the very nature of action thrillers makes the stories unrealistic I get that I really do But, what I would have preferred was abelievable plot The execution could have been a bit better I was not very impressed with the first book Killing Floor but still read the second one because 1 The series has been highly praised by Stephen King and Jeffery Deaver the best endorsements a thriller writer can get2 My friends keep encouraging me that Reacher grows on you with timeMy library has got some books in the series and I shall try out a fewIn fact I am in the waiting list, for the next book in the series Tripwire, from my library.Just suspend your disbelief and you might enjoy this novel If you prefer your thrillers to berealistic and cerebral then this book is definitely not for you But, if you like action then why not


  6. PattyMacDotComma PattyMacDotComma says:

    3.5 Extreme violence, awesome force Whoever did that, I wouldn t want him to get mad at me, that s for damn sureThe whoever here was Jack Reacher, and that pretty much sums up the tone of this long adventure I ve read a couple of Child s Jack Reacher novellas and short stories, but this is the first full length novel It s 2 in the series, although they can be read in any order.Plenty of action, some of it suspend disbelief worthy, I have to say, a little bit of character background, 3.5 Extreme violence, awesome force Whoever did that, I wouldn t want him to get mad at me, that s for damn sureThe whoever here was Jack Reacher, and that pretty much sums up the tone of this long adventure I ve read a couple of Child s Jack Reacher novellas and short stories, but this is the first full length novel It s 2 in the series, although they can be read in any order.Plenty of action, some of it suspend disbelief worthy, I have to say, a little bit of character background, mostly Reacher s, andlessons than I cared for in weaponry and which handgun suits which kind of hand and which rifle shoots how far or obliterates how much Reacher stops to help a young woman with her dry cleaning while she s limping along with a crutch when he s caught up in her kidnapping by a trio of not very nice fellas with a van He s got no idea what s happening, but beingthan a pretty face, he quickly figures out all kinds of things about her, her identity, and about the men She doesn t seem quite as surprised as she should, and the men seem a little amateurish It s a long haul across country for them all, with no indication of which way they re going or why, or what their final destination is Meanwhile, we learn a bit about Reacher s background and his powers of deduction Raised in a military family and serving for several years himself, he has a soldier s instincts and bearing And quite a bearing it is, too 6 5 , 220 lbs, solid muscle and quick reflexes Well trained, experienced, with lots of service medals as well But he missed out on a lot He s always been able to figure out where he is and what s going on, but back home , he s at a loss he d lived and served all over the world most of his life Outside the United States It had left him knowing his own country about as well as the average seven year old knows it So he couldn t decode the subtle rhythms and feel and smells of America as well as he wanted to For him, he might as well be in a foreign country But with weapons, he really is right at home, and I did feel as if the author could have left a lot of the information in an appendix rather than fill so many pages with it Something he does know, is what time it is wherever he is he knew what time it was to within about twenty seconds It was an old skill, born of many long wakeful nights on active service When you re waiting for something to happen, you close your body down like a beach house in winter and you let your mind lock on to the steady pace of the passing seconds It s like suspended animation It saves energy and it lifts the responsibility for your heartbeat away from your unconscious brain and passes it on to some kind of a hidden clock Handy As for his other skills, I d sure like to see someone actually do this trick And then pick a lock Reacher nodded and finished his coffee Sucked the fork from the stew clean Bent one of the prongs right out and put a little kink into the end with pressure from his thumbnail It made a little hook Ok, I suspended disbelief and read on, but really, it was too long and too grisly for me I quite like Child s short, choppy style of writing action sequences, while some of his descriptions can get almost poetic There s a lot of blood and guts and torture, which will appeal to a lot of readers I just like a good story with interesting characters I don t want to see the horrific brutality, thanks.This is told in the third person, which is necessary, as there are times when Reacher isn t with the kidnap victim, and we need to know what s happening with her.I ll no doubt read someof the series, but I think I d better let the blood dry first The good thing about a series is that you know he lives to fight another day No guarantees about anybody else, of course


  7. Lyn Lyn says:

    Ex military MP drifter Jack Reacher gets into trouble again and fights, kicks, breaks and shoots his way out.So this is the way its going to be and that s cool Lee Child is keeping the plot and credibility fast and easy and choosing the formula that works hero gets in trouble, fights the bad guys and kicks ass There could be a pretty woman needing saving along the way and of course she s going to be attracted to our man.This time around Reacher is at the wrong place at the wrong time and I Ex military MP drifter Jack Reacher gets into trouble again and fights, kicks, breaks and shoots his way out.So this is the way its going to be and that s cool Lee Child is keeping the plot and credibility fast and easy and choosing the formula that works hero gets in trouble, fights the bad guys and kicks ass There could be a pretty woman needing saving along the way and of course she s going to be attracted to our man.This time around Reacher is at the wrong place at the wrong time and I m guessing this will be a ubiquitous narrative device moving forward and gets mixed up in some domestic terrorist assholery that also involves high levels of government There s plenty of fists and lead flying, blood and gore and big explosions Sort of reminded me of John D MacDonald s 1979 Travis McGee novel The Green Ripper, and there are similarities between Reacher and McGee, but obliquely and MacDonald is thethoughtful writer While Child has Reacher making some astute social and cultural observations, this is nowhere near the level of subtly intellectual commentary MacDonald was able to pull off.There s also plenty of writing surrounding marksmanship and Child does some nifty work describing the ballistics in a technical fashion that is fun to read.What I like most about the Reacher storyline is that and stay with me here is it reminds me of one of my all time favorite TV shows Kung Fu.OK, OK, I know what you re saying, WHAT IN THE HELL does Jack Reacher have in common with Kwai Chang Caine Besides that they are both drifters And they both find adventure and kick ass and fight bad guys and solve problems and invariably save the day and then keep drifting into the sunset Both keep an intractable cool, stay above the fray with a calm, measured, disciplined stoicism Reacher has an almost Zen like ability to stay in the moment and be situationally aware While this is certainly due to his life in the military and his extensive training, was that background so different from Caine s exhaustive and isolated training as a Shaolin monk Are they not both deliberate outsiders who earn respect with their courage, fighting prowess and extraordinary ability Just saying.So this was another good book, Reacher is a way cool tough guy and charismatic protagonist and this is a very entertaining series


  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Die Trying Jack Reacher, 2 , Lee Child, Lee ChildDie Trying is the second novel in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child It was published in 1998 by Putnam It is written in the third person While in Chicago, former military policeman Jack Reacher is helping a young woman with an injured leg with her dry cleaning when they re captured at gunpoint by three men and thrown into a car, then transferred into a van and driven cross country On the way, Reacher learns the woman is an FBI age Die Trying Jack Reacher, 2 , Lee Child, Lee ChildDie Trying is the second novel in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child It was published in 1998 by Putnam It is written in the third person While in Chicago, former military policeman Jack Reacher is helping a young woman with an injured leg with her dry cleaning when they re captured at gunpoint by three men and thrown into a car, then transferred into a van and driven cross country On the way, Reacher learns the woman is an FBI agent named Holly Johnson, though she doesn t tell him she s the daughter of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff or goddaughter of the President, having been accused of being the beneficiary of nepotism all her life 2015 02 1393 559 9786001821301 20


  9. Abram Abram says:

    My Rating 4.8 5Die Trying is the second installment in the Jack Reacher Series Die Trying is wrote in a third person perspective where as the first book was in first person I really loved the person perspective but the third person perspective coveredground So, No problem The prose and writing in this book is better than the first one but stilled the pacing felt a bitslow Here and There The characters are well written and yeah, The dialogues are exceptionally good and correct My Rating 4.8 5Die Trying is the second installment in the Jack Reacher Series Die Trying is wrote in a third person perspective where as the first book was in first person I really loved the person perspective but the third person perspective coveredground So, No problem The prose and writing in this book is better than the first one but stilled the pacing felt a bitslow Here and There The characters are well written and yeah, The dialogues are exceptionally good and correct for the characters who speak it Jack Reacher shines as the hero as always and the book is a very good thrill ride I loved it and I am going to read the next book in the series soon Bye, Thank You for reading this


  10. James James says:

    So, this time Jack Reacher is captured by some Waco style militia group They ve also captured a, coincidentally beautiful, FBI agent with a sports injury Together they must escape, trust each other, fall a little bit in love, foil the bad guys, and maybe have a little bit of nookie on the wayIn fact coincidence is the key word in this novel, coincidence and clich Frankly there s way too much of them both throughout The novel wavered between a 2 star and a 3 star for me On the one hand t So, this time Jack Reacher is captured by some Waco style militia group They ve also captured a, coincidentally beautiful, FBI agent with a sports injury Together they must escape, trust each other, fall a little bit in love, foil the bad guys, and maybe have a little bit of nookie on the wayIn fact coincidence is the key word in this novel, coincidence and clich Frankly there s way too much of them both throughout The novel wavered between a 2 star and a 3 star for me On the one hand the story was good and engaging I wanted to keep reading to the end On the other hand, some of the descriptive writing was so heavy handed it was laughable I m happy to put this down to second novel nerves though Just trying too hard to be better than the first success.Finally, some of the story devices let it down too Can anybody even Jack Reacher really pick up a sniper rifle they ve never shot before and write a letter on a tree trunk several hundred yards away And would they really want to make out right next to the grave of the guy they just buried especially as she keeps professing her love for some other chap we don t know about They didn t ring even close to true


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