Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Die Trying, Lee Child
"Die Trying" by Lee Child is a thriller that keeps you going throughout the book. Jack Reacher is walking down the sidewalk in Chicago when he helps a lovely lady who struggles to keep her balance when exiting a dry cleaners, only to have a gun pointed in his gut and ordered into the back of a car along with the lady. They were kidnapped! Holly Johnson is an FBI agent and the daughter of an Army General and the Joint Chief of Staff for the government, a likely candidate for a extremist militia group in Montana. Reacher was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but accepts the incident as fate. The two are handcuffed together and placed in a van which is the start of a journey filled with murder and violence. Reacher is an ex-military police with all the skills and knowledge to make him a very dangerous man to the enemy, and a friend to the good guys. After arriving in Montana, the leader of the militia, Beau Borken who was a psychotic villain, was going to use Holley as a barter to achieve his ways. But Reacher was there and proved to be more than Beau could handle. Child writes a very good thriller that lets the reader see how the FBI and the government let politics get in the way of right and wrong. This book is full of adventure and even some tender moments. I found the book interesting to say the least..