Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gone Tomorrow by, Lee Child

Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of telltale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers.

Gone Tomorrow opens with Jack Reacher on a late night New York subway with five other passengers - one of whom sets off Reacher's well trained radar. Reacher intervenes in the situation, which puts him in the cross-hairs of the NYPD, FBI, DIA, and a congressman running for the US Senate. What follows is a non-stop roller coaster ride of a novel.

Other than the movie starring Tom Cruise, this is my first introduction to the character. The book is extremely suspenseful and written in a way that compels you to keep turning the page. Some people may be bored with thrillers where the protagonist is ultra competent, but Child pulls it off in such a way to make Reacher relatable to the audience.

I'll be reading more Reachers in the future.

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