Friday, April 2, 2010

Book #30 – Gone Tomorrow

51SZb0t9fVL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_ I actually bought Gone Tomorrow last year and read it, but finding myself in London, with a limited supply of books due to the lack of desire to pay for a data connection, I started re-reading this one and found myself excited and drawn back in.

The book is written with a new twist at the start. Jack is riding the subway in NYC and going over the Israeli Suicide Bomber Watch list, which apparently has 11 points for women. And there’s a woman on the car that is ticking on all the points he lists.

The suspense builds for a few chapters before ending abruptly in a suicide. From there it winds into a twisting turning story of Homeland Security and the implications that this woman, who worked at the DoD in the Pentagon, is somehow looking to cause problems for a former Special Forces operative that is running for Congress.

Jack digs through in his regular way, taking a stake in the situation and manages to figure things out before anyone. Similar to his brushes with the law in Tripwire, he must solve things while avoiding the authorities. He also gets hurt at the end of this one. One of the more exciting Reacher novels.

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