61 Hours by Lee Child
A Jack Reacher Novel

82%

10 Critic Reviews

We trust he will analyze every vulnerability of each bad guy he encounters and overcome them in the end. But this book is different. As the smoke clears, we are shocked to discover Child has pulled off the ultimate cliffhanger.
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Synopsis

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
“Reacher gets better and better. . . . [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child’s electrifying Reacher books.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. . . . Chances are you’ll want to seek out other Reacher adventures the moment you finish.”—Entertainment Weekly
 
A 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 he’ll risk his life to save.

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child's Worth Dying For.
 
“Masterful . . . a tour-de-force of both structure and suspense.”—The Providence Journal
 
“Child keeps his foot hard on the throttle. . . . This is Child in top form, but isn’t he always?”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“Compulsively addictive [with] an explosive climax that will have you tearing out your hair until Reacher’s next appearance.”—The Miami Herald
 

About Lee Child

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Lee Child is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of Jack Reacher thrillers. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City.
 
Published May 13, 2010 by Delacorte Press. 514 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Sep 16 2010

...even Reacher will be shaken by some of what he sees before exiting Bolton en route to Nowhere, his country of choice. In his 14th outing, implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit.

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NY Times

Good
Reviewed by Janet Maslin on May 13 2010

A head did hit the desk. The whack was Reacher’s doing. But Reacher had what, for him, was a good reason. And the woman made the wrong choice by preferring the legend. The truth about Reacher gets better and better.

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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Euan Ferguson on Mar 13 2010

None of these books are absolute classics (or Rankin's stand-out breakthrough, Black and Blue). The prose is wise, clear, gutsy, yet never desperately memorable. Instead, celebrate the achievement of giving us addicts a new and mesmerising fix, when we thought all the heroes had been written.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
Reviewed by Joe Hartlaub on Dec 22 2010

...his description of a South Dakota winter storm is not to be forgotten. It will chill you to the marrow, even if you read it on an August afternoon on an Atlantic beach. Do not miss this one under any circumstances.

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Washington Times

Good
Reviewed by John Weisman on Jul 30 2010

Mr. Child crafts his book nicely. His characters are either pleasantly understated or deliciously off-center.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Thom Geier on May 12 2010

Child is a superb craftsman of suspense, juggling several plots and keeping his herrings well-rouged. He doesn’t need the 24-like conceit suggested by the title as he counts down to the final confrontation — but it’s not a major distraction. Best of all, this is a rare series book that reads like a stand-alone.

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Oregon Live

Good
Reviewed by Steve Duin on May 29 2010

All in due time, gentle readers. Not only is "61 Hours" time well spent, but it's an encouraging sign that Child, like so many of his junk-fiction peers, isn't mailing it in.

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NJ.com

Above average
Reviewed by Robert Rastelli on Jan 02 2011

A bestseller in hardcover, the 14th in Child’s Jack Reacher series is bound to capture even more fans as a paperback.

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Bundaberg Regional Libraries

Above average
Reviewed by Sue on Apr 15 2010

It’s a good read though, and a relief to see Reacher doing what he does so well – saving the world one small town at a time.

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National Post arts

Good
Reviewed by Vick Mickunas on Jul 14 2010

We trust he will analyze every vulnerability of each bad guy he encounters and overcome them in the end. But this book is different. As the smoke clears, we are shocked to discover Child has pulled off the ultimate cliffhanger.

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