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61 Hours

A Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

61 Hours by Lee Child X
61 Hours by Lee Child
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  • Published May 2010
    400 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Jack Reacher is back.
 
The countdown has begun. Get ready for the most exciting 61 hours of your life. #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child’s latest thriller is a ticking time bomb of suspense that builds electric tension on every page.

Sixty-one hours. Not a minute to spare.

A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she's going to live long enough to testify, she'll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.

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—but so is the woman whose life he'll risk his own to save.

In 61 Hours, Lee Child has written a showdown thriller with an explosive ending that readers will talk about for a long time to come.

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"Starred Review. Fast paced and exciting, this is highly recommended for thriller fans." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. In his 14th outing, implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. Even without the apparently game-changing finale, this is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?" - Booklist

"While the action is slower than usual, series fans will appreciate some new insights that Child provides into his hero's psyche and background as well as a cliffhanger ending." - Publishers Weekly

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Gail L.

mystery, adventure
Jack Reacher really got himself in a bind in this men's adventure story. When a tour bus on which he bummed a ride skids off the road and crashes, he finds himself in Bolton, South Dakota. A methamphetamine lab run by a very violent drug cartel has begun operating at an abandoned military facility in Bolton. Reacher helps the local cops figure out what is happening and his military intelligence background is a great asset. The ending is a huge cliff-hanger.

Peter Sullivan

61 Hrs
The flaws in the story line and the unfinished end destroyed the book. I have greatly enjoyed all the Reacher books until this one. It appears as though the author(s) wrote the character into such a difficult/impossible situation at the end he/they couldn't come up with a solution, so they didn't finish that part of the story. A very disappointing effort.
The key setting/location was very unrealistic and would never be like that.

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Lee Child Author Biography

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Lee Child was born in the exact geographic center of England, in the heart of the industrial badlands. Never saw a tree until he was twelve. It was the sort of place where if you fell in the river, you had to go to the hospital for a mandatory stomach pump. The sort of place where minor disputes were settled with box cutters and bicycle chains. He's got the scars to prove it.

But he survived, got an education, and went to law school, but only because he didn't want to be a lawyer. Without the pressure of aiming for a job in the field, he figured it would be a relaxing subject to study. He spent most of the time in the university theater - to the extent that he had to repeat several courses, because he failed the exams - and then went to work for Granada Television in ...

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