Worth Dying for

Worth Dying for

eBook - 2010
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In the corn country of Nebraska, ex-police officer Jack Reacher runs afoul of the local Duncan clan--and its criminal connections--when he investigates a decades-old, unsolved case of a missing child
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780440339342
0440339340
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: 1 online resource (384 p.)

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kdwaynec May 04, 2016

Nothing new here. Reacher gets involved in some innocent peoples lives, kicks some bad guy a$$, continues on to his next adventure. Love it!! I have a mental picture of Reacher in my head, and it is not Tom Cruise!

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rafael_su
Aug 29, 2013

awesome

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pjberry
Mar 12, 2013

A fun read. Very unbelievable in both plot and action sequences, nevertheless it had me flipping pages. The ending is somewhat disappointing.

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Eil_1
Sep 22, 2012

A good read. The outcome suitable for all concerned

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gloryb
Aug 21, 2012

I like the Reacher novels where he travels to small towns in different states and gets rid of the bad guys. I got a kick out of Child's description of the bad guys driving his van with its loaded cargo along HI 3 in BC after picking it up in the port of Vancouver. Child describes this journey to its end where the driver uses a dirt road to cross the unmanned Sask/US border. Even in the cornfields of the American mid-West, Reacher finds farmers who need to be freed from the strong arm hold of a neighboring extortionist trucker family whom the farmers depend on to move their crops off the farm. This storyline is intermixed with human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Reacher, the good guy, does bad things to make right a situation gone rotten.

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Lanny213
Mar 23, 2012

Jack Reacher is terrific!! 'nough said.

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jdeank
Feb 12, 2012

Just finished and loved Reacher as always. It is wild and unlikely but the good guys win with lots of action throughout.

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ScorchingSun
Jan 17, 2012

Only Reacher could get into so much trouble just drinking coffee at a diner. But then who would want to read a story about a drifter who only bums around the countryside buying new shirts every few days?

mikeyppl Jan 04, 2012

Another winner in the series.

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RazorSteel
Sep 19, 2011

Lee Child never disappoints! Enjoyed this gripping novel on CD during a road trip (Length: 13+ hours). Great story that keeps you wanting to hear more. Highly recommend it.

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jimg2000
Feb 08, 2017

“I knew it,” Reacher said again. An old, old process, exploited by fortune-tellers everywhere. Steer a guy through an endless series of yes-no, right-wrong questions, and in no time at all a convincing illusion of intimacy built itself up. A simple psychological trick, sharpened by listening carefully to answers, feeling the way, and playing the odds. Most people who wore nametags every day forgot they had them on, at least initially. And a lot of heartland cops were ex-military. Way more than the average. And even if they weren’t, most of them had big families. Lots of brothers and cousins.
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Reacher was spending no time on regret or recrimination. No time at all. The time for ruing mistakes and learning from them came later. As always he was focused in the present and the immediate future. People who wasted time and energy cursing recent errors were certain losers.

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jimg2000
Feb 08, 2017

Intermodal shipping containers were corrugated metal boxes. They could be easily swapped between different modes of transport, like ships, or railroad flatcars, or semitrucks. Hence, intermodal. They were all a little more than eight feet high and eight feet wide. The shortest and rarest were twenty feet long. Most were forty feet long, or forty-five, or forty-eight, or fifty-three. But traffic was always measured by reference to the basic minimum length, in multiples called twenty-foot equivalent units, or TEUs. A twenty-foot container was scored as a one, a forty-foot as a two, and so on. Port Metro Vancouver handled two million TEUs a year.
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BIC was the Bureau International des Containers, which was headquartered in Paris, France, and the code was a combination of four letters from the Latin alphabet and seven numbers.

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jimg2000
Jul 11, 2014

Outside, the sun continued to climb and the light grew a little stronger. The air was damp and heavy, cold and dense, the kind of air that keeps a baseball inside the park, the kind of air that cradles a bullet and holds it straight and true.
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Enough, a person might say, if that person lived in the civilized world, the world of movies and television and fair play and decent restraint. But Reacher didn’t live there. He lived in a world where you don’t start fights but you sure as hell finish them, and you don’t lose them either, and he was the inheritor of generations of hard-won wisdom that said the best way to lose them was to assume they were over when they weren’t yet.
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They were from Vegas, which as always meant they were really from somewhere else.

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jimg2000
Jul 11, 2014

Reacher said, ‘It’s make-your-mind-up time, boys. Either do what I tell you, or get shot.’
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All bullies are cowards, but these two had a little more pussy in them than he had guessed. They had a shotgun, for God’s sake, and he assumed they had found a flashlight. What the hell were they waiting for? Permission? Their mommies? He waited.
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Case in point: bad choice of weapons. Best are shooting weapons, second best are stabbing weapons, third best are slashing weapons. Blunt instruments are way down the list. They slow hand speed. Their uncontrolled momentum is disadvantageous after a miss. And: If you have to use them, the backhand is the only way to go, so that you accelerate and strike in the same sudden fluid motion.

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rprivette May 17, 2011

rprivette thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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rprivette May 17, 2011

Why is Jack Reacher hitchhiking through Nebraska in the dead of winter?
How does he stay in such great shape so that he can pound the living daylights out of multiple attackers?!

The retired MP (Major?) rights wrongs wherever he walks/hitches. In this town he stumbles 1st upon a woman who is being beaten by her husband and exposes the husbands' family as bad guys. The bad family has kept the town hostage for years. Jack cleans this mess up and also solves a decades old murder.

Amazing. Maybe this routine is getting a bit worn out.

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rprivette May 17, 2011

Violence: not as violent a video games. hand to hand beatings

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