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Worth Dying For by Lee Child
  

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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

Jack Reader - you have got to meet him, women fall for him, men want to emulate him, I just love him, and you will too. At the end of the last book, 61 Hours, we were left not knowing if he lived or died, a bad situation to be in awaiting the next book!

Shortlisted for the ITV3 People's Bestseller Dagger 2011.

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Has Jack Reacher finally met his match? 61 Hours ended with Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. Was that really the end of the road for the maverick loner?

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 28 October 2010.

January 2011 Guest Editor Lisa Gardner on Lee Child...

His series character, Jack Reacher, remains the ultimate modern-day lone gunman, a former military cop who can find any problem in any small town and solve it (with maximum fire power) in twenty four hours or less. Lee has breathed authenticity into his character, enabling you to admire Reacher’s military prowess even as you worry about his self-imposed isolation. The result is an action hero with a heart.

If you like Lee Child you might also like to read books by John Gardner, Tom Cain and Harlan Coben.

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Worth Dying For by Lee Child

Has Jack Reacher finally met his match? 61 Hours ended with Reacher trapped in a desperate situation from which escape seemed impossible. Even for him. Was that really the end of the road for the maverick loner? Worth Dying For is the kind of explosive thriller only Lee Child could write - a heart-racing page-turner no suspense fan will want to miss.


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Reviews

A sequel to the terrific 61 Hours (try to read it first)... one of the great storytellers of the thriller genre * The Times * His is an ironclad storytelling ethos, a gift for narrative that grips like the proverbial vice... Reacher, as ever, is sui generis - a violent force for good set down by the author to eliminate evil and move on. But what counts is Child's ability to keep the reader turning the pages. If anyone can put down Worth Dying For after the first few pages, then they shouldn't really be reading thrillers at all * Independent * As a warrior who lacks a car, credit card, phone or weapon of his own, and has no continuing human ties or home, he is even more of a lone, denuded outsider than Lisbeth Salander, the heroine of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Both are avengers who play on our atavistic instincts: when we cheer their lethal justice - if we do - we're acknowledging the pull of a primitive hatred that demands death and can't wait, scornful of the protracted pussyfooting of the law * The Sunday Times * Worth queuing up for * Sun * Explosive as ever * Daily Mirror *


About the Author

Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.

The 2013 Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger was awarded to Lee Child.

Members of the CWA vote for the Diamond Dagger award-winner, which celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction.

Peter James, chair of the CWA, said: “I am delighted that the CWA has chosen Lee Child as this year's recipient. Lee is one of the few British crime-thriller authors to have become a global brand name; he is also an extremely charming and open person and a tireless promoter of our genre.”

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2011

Author

Lee Child

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Author's Website

www.jackreacher.co.uk/

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Action Adventure / Spy
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553825480

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