Thursday, February 16, 2012

Worth Dying For

Once again I go back to another Lee Child novel, my third of the year. I've been trying to find "Front Porch Profit" in Oklahoma City to no avail (sorry Amy). "Worth Dying For" (513 pages) was a decent effort but my heart just wasn't in this one. From Goodreads:

"There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved case of a missing child, already decades-old, that Reacher can’t let go.

The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re awaiting a secret shipment that’s already late—and they have the kind of customers no one can afford to annoy. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world.

For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to keep on going, to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him.

For Reacher, that was also impossible"


I was eager to read "Worth Dying For" after the conclusion of "61 Hours." Unfortunately the events in "61 Hours" are hardly covered in the newer novel. Bummer. Oh well, then I thought I'd just settle down to another great yarn by Lee Child featuring his Jack Reacher character. While the book was well written and had a fairly unique plot twist toward the end, I still struggled with the story. I just wasn't in to it at all. I can't quite pin it down. Maybe the location? Nebraska corn country isn't a very sexy local. Like the location the story was just bland overall.

Recommended for fans of the "Reacher" novels by Child. Having said that, it's definitely one of my least favorite stories written by the author. Oddly enough the collective reviews on Goodreads were some of the highest for a Lee Child novel. Go figure.

2 comments:

Brilliantly Blonde said...

Prophet, you jackass!!! Lord, last week it was subject-verb agreement. This week homophones. What the $&@???

Dave said...

If I could actually find the book I might remember how to spell it!