Friday, 16 April 2010

Lee Child - Gone Tomorrow

Me with my favourite author Lee Child

This is the 13th book by Lee Child all of which feature the fictional character 'Jack Reacher'.
Jack Reacher is a former United States Army Military Police Major.He was the recipient of many military awards during his career: the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Soldier's Medal, the Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart.
Since leaving the Army with a rank of Major he has become a drifter and the books tell of the situations he involves himself with , intentionally or unintentionally.
Reacher is a giant, standing at 6' 5" tall (1.96m) with a 50-inch chest, and weighing between 220 and 250 pounds (100–115 kg).
The only possessions Reacher appears to keep is a foldable toothbrush and an expired passport. He wears his clothing for 2–3 days before discarding it, usually for some sort of budget clothing from a surplus store. However in this latest book he has acquired himself an ATM card to make life a little easier.
Gone Tomorrow starts on the New York subway Reacher witnesses a suicide on a Manhattan subway, he knows that there is more than meets the eye. Soon he's in deep, trying to unearth a dark secret for which both the feds and Al-Queda are willing to kill to keep from being revealed. Even in a city of eight million, a lone wolf like Reacher tends to stand out, and before long he is being hunted from all sides—which is exactly what Reacher wants.
Really was a fantastic read as are all the others which I have read over the last few years.
I was lucky to meet the Author Lee Child in Peterborough a couple of years ago. He did an hours question and answer session followed by a book signing which gave a tremendous insight into his thought process.
There has actually been a new release from Lee since Gone Tomorrow. Thew new book is called '61 Hours'. All I know is that it is starts with a tour bus crash in a snowstorm in South Dakota.
I remember Lee saying that he was going to set his new book in a really cold environment for a change.
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