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ISBN13: 9780385340571
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New York City. Two in the morning. A subway car heading uptown. Jack Reacher, plus five other passengers. Four are okay. The fifth isn't.

In the next few tense seconds Reacher will make a choice — and trigger an electrifying chain of events in this gritty, gripping masterwork of suspense by #1 New York Times bestseller Lee Child.

Susan Mark was the fifth passenger. She had a lonely heart, an estranged son, and a big secret. Reacher, working with a woman cop and a host of shadowy feds, wants to know just how big a hole Susan Mark was in, how many lives had already been twisted before hers, and what danger is looming around him now.

Because a race has begun through the streets of Manhattan in a maze crowded with violent, skilled soldiers on all sides of a shadow war. Susan Mark's plain little life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, Afghanistan...from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate, to a beautiful young woman with a fantastic story to tell — and to a host of others who have just one thing in common: They're all lying to Reacher. A little. A lot. Or maybe just enough to get him killed.

In a novel that slams through one hairpin surprise after another, Lee Child unleashes a thriller that spans three decades and gnaws at the heart of America...and for Jack Reacher, a man who trusts no one and likes it that way, it's a mystery with only one answer — the kind that comes when you finally get face-to-face and look your worst enemy in the eye.

Review:

"All good thriller writers know how to build suspense and keep the pages turning, but only better ones deliver tight plots as well, and only the best allow the reader to match wits with both the hero and the author. Bestseller Child does all of that in spades in his 13th Jack Reacher adventure (after Nothing to Lose). Early one morning on a nearly empty Manhattan subway car, the former army MP notices a woman passenger he suspects is a suicide bomber. The deadly result of his confronting her puts him on a trail leading back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and forward to the war on terrorism. Reacher finds a bit of help among the authorities demanding answers from him, like the NYPD and the FBI, as well as threats and intimidation. And then there are the real bad guys that the old pro must track down and eliminate. Child sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then lets Reacher use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Child grounds his hero's hard body and hard-drive brain in believable detail....If you're a reader whose pulse pounds when a top-notch thriller writer hits his stride, and if you're not afraid to watch the bullet hit its target, then it's a safe bet that you're already a Lee Child fan." Booklist (starred review)

Review:

"No one kicks butt as entertainingly as Reacher." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"As the dead and injured pile up, the ever-resourceful and vengeful Reacher takes on nearly a score of the bad guys in an exciting climax to an enthralling book that is as satisfying as its predecessors. Highly recommended." Library Journal (starred review)

Review:

"[T]he most provocative and thrilling [Reacher novel] yet....Rising suspense and swift pacing are integral to a thriller and Child is a master at both, never sacrificing great storytelling or character development for thrills." Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review:

"The opening of Gone Tomorrow is one of the most suspenseful sequences Child has written yet....Reading this book is like being tickled with a feather held by an iron fist." Newsday

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"Child's writing is both propulsive and remarkably error-free, and he's expert at ratcheting up the tension while dispensing all manner of specific information." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"We're inside the tense, coolly professional skull of a lone good guy (with a few surprises) wearing white boxer shorts (another important plot detail!) at high noon. And it is a lot of fun." Philadelphia Inquirer

Synopsis:

New York Times-bestselling author Lee Child returns with his latest "explosive and nearly impossible to put down" (People) thriller. Jack Reacher is back and he's been cast as a suspect on the world's biggest stage: New York City.

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of thirteen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, and #1 bestsellers Bad Luck and Trouble and Nothing to Lose. 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. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City, where he is at work on his fourteenth Jack Reacher thriller.

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cwelgin, September 25, 2011 (view all comments by cwelgin)
On one hand: Lee Child is a good writer. On the other: Oh my god... I just can't get beyond how Child opens up every one of the Reacher stories I have read. Here, Reacher is riding a subway car late at night when he spots a female dressed up in a bulky winter coat. Its summer, she's murmuring to herself, she has a 1000 foot stare, she has her hand in a bag. All of this adds up to make her a 100% match to a study by Israeli special forces on 'how to spot a suicide bomber.

Now, spotting a suicide bomber on the subway late at night is just an ordinary day in the life of Reacher. This stuff happens to him all the time. The lady turns out not to be a bomber, but does commit suicide right in front of him. And it starts a huge conspiracy story that comes down around poor Reacher.

This is what I hate... HATE about Child's writing. You might find your self in the middle of a political conspiracy if your a newspaper reporter digging into a lead. But here, Reacher ends up in a plot about as easily as batter flows into a waffle iron griddle. And this is the 13th time he has ended up in a situation like this since this si the 13th in the series. All of them are insane. And what gets me is that once Reacher is 'in the know' he goes about like this is a game of pinball. Everything falls into the right place at the right time. Ugh! Bad plotting.
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Tracy Stillman, April 27, 2009 (view all comments by Tracy Stillman)


As a big fan of Jack Reacher I must say I was not impressed with Child’s last novel “Nothing to Lose.” It was ok, but I felt as if I had read it all before and I was wondering if the franchise had “jumped the shark.” I am happy to report that Reacher is back on track with “Gone Tomorrow.” I wont say it is the best reacher novel. My biggest problem with the most recent Reacher novels is that the action gets a bit more unrealistic with each new book. One of Jack Reachers traits was his cold hard logic, but he now seems to get himself into situations with odds beyond logic. That being said I really liked the central plot point of this book: How do you spot a suicide bomber? It allows Reacher’s logic to come to the fore. And of course the book has the typical blistering pace, some villains you will love to hate, and some interesting twists. In spite of my concerns Child’s is one of the top contemporary thriller writers. speaking of blistering thrillers that keep it real, do check out "A Tourist in the Yucatan!"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385340571
Author:
Child, Lee
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Jack Reacher Novels
Publication Date:
May 2009
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.9 x 6.3 x 1.4 in 1.4 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "All good thriller writers know how to build suspense and keep the pages turning, but only better ones deliver tight plots as well, and only the best allow the reader to match wits with both the hero and the author. Bestseller Child does all of that in spades in his 13th Jack Reacher adventure (after Nothing to Lose). Early one morning on a nearly empty Manhattan subway car, the former army MP notices a woman passenger he suspects is a suicide bomber. The deadly result of his confronting her puts him on a trail leading back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and forward to the war on terrorism. Reacher finds a bit of help among the authorities demanding answers from him, like the NYPD and the FBI, as well as threats and intimidation. And then there are the real bad guys that the old pro must track down and eliminate. Child sets things up subtly and ingeniously, then lets Reacher use both strength and guile to find his way to the exciting climax." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Child grounds his hero's hard body and hard-drive brain in believable detail....If you're a reader whose pulse pounds when a top-notch thriller writer hits his stride, and if you're not afraid to watch the bullet hit its target, then it's a safe bet that you're already a Lee Child fan."
"Review" by , "No one kicks butt as entertainingly as Reacher."
"Review" by , "As the dead and injured pile up, the ever-resourceful and vengeful Reacher takes on nearly a score of the bad guys in an exciting climax to an enthralling book that is as satisfying as its predecessors. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "[T]he most provocative and thrilling [Reacher novel] yet....Rising suspense and swift pacing are integral to a thriller and Child is a master at both, never sacrificing great storytelling or character development for thrills."
"Review" by , "The opening of Gone Tomorrow is one of the most suspenseful sequences Child has written yet....Reading this book is like being tickled with a feather held by an iron fist."
"Review" by , "Child's writing is both propulsive and remarkably error-free, and he's expert at ratcheting up the tension while dispensing all manner of specific information."
"Review" by , "We're inside the tense, coolly professional skull of a lone good guy (with a few surprises) wearing white boxer shorts (another important plot detail!) at high noon. And it is a lot of fun."
"Synopsis" by , New York Times-bestselling author Lee Child returns with his latest "explosive and nearly impossible to put down" (People) thriller. Jack Reacher is back and he's been cast as a suspect on the world's biggest stage: New York City.
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