Literary Insights

Literary Insights: A Book Lovers Review

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

61 Hours by Lee Child

     A savage snowstorm and a tour bus crash land Reacher in the middle of South Dakota—unprepared. He’s ready, as only he can be, to risk his life to protect a courageous witness. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she needs his help. There's a killer headed straight for her and he'll be in town soon...or maybe he’s already there...

      Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving, but the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed. The helpless local cops enlist Reacher’s assistance, and  he displays plenty of bravery, mental acuity, and good old-fashioned decency.
     This was my first Jack Reacher novel, and it was enjoyable to read. The hero is a superman, ex-U.S. Army, can-do-everything kind of deal.  Reacher also is presented as someone normal, doesn't display unbelievable deductive powers, he doesn't bed any women in improbable circumstances and he doesn't always get things right.  The plot is fairly gripping and the mystery builds nicely. In 61 Hours, Lee Child has written a showdown thriller with an explosive ending  and with insights that Child provides into his hero's psyche and background as well as a cliffhanger ending.

This would make a great summer read. I will be reading more from this author.