Jack Reacher 14 61 Hours. Home · Jack Reacher 14 61 Hours Author: Lee Child 61 Hours: A Reacher Novel (Book 14). Read more. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Reacher gets better and better [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee Child's. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • INCLUDES BONUS MATERIAL • “ Reacher gets better and better [This is the] craftiest and most highly evolved of Lee.
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Jul 12, This books (61 Hours (Jack Reacher Novels) [PDF]) Made by Lee Child About Books 61 Hours It s winter in South Dakota. Blowing snow, icy. Here's the line-up: 61 Hours, Worth Dying For, A Wanted Man and Never Go Back. As with all the Reacher novels, they can be read out of order so no worries if. ___ #14 61 Hours (Spring ). ___ #15 Worth Dying For (Fall ). ___ #16 The Affair () This is another prequel set just before Killing Floor. ___ #17 A.
The police don't know what the building is, but they are convinced that the bikers are involved in the drug trade, either manufacturing or distributing or both. One of these bikers has been observed selling drugs by a retired teacher, who is determined to give evidence against him despite threats against her life. The police have the unenviable task of both protecting the witness and having to fulfil the town's contract with the nearby large prison facility.
In exchange for building the prison there, which has rescued the fragile local economy, the mayor has signed up to a contingency plan by which, if the prison's alarm siren sounds, the police have to go and take up positions on the perimeter of the prison's grounds - to a man and woman. Not a single police official must remain in the town. Hence, their current problem is how to protect their witness if the siren goes off. Holland and Peterson, the chief of police and his deputy, respectively, are convinced that the bikers and whoever is controlling the drug trade will orchestrate a prison break or other crisis in order to get the police out of the way so that someone, they do not know who, can kill the witness.
The book is essentially about how they, with Reacher, attempt to deal with this problem despite being cut off from the outside world and largely immobile, owing to the weather conditions.
There are, of course, many good things about this book. Lee Child is an internationally bestselling author and not without reason.
His novels are written in an easy style that slip down with little effort. Jack pretends to leave, but slips back into his room for the night.
The next day, he meets Dorothy Coe, who works part-time as the maid. She takes Reacher to her house for breakfast, and reveals that the Duncans drove her family into poverty years ago after she accused them of kidnapping her daughter Margaret, leading her husband Arthur to commit suicide.
Rossi, an Italian-American mobster who works with the Duncans, sends two men to help them find Jack, but he manages to evade them when they arrive at Dorothy's farm. Rossi's Arab contact Safir and his Iranian boss Mahmeni subsequently send four more men when it becomes clear that the Duncans are incapable of dealing with Reacher.
However, they both instruct their men to kill the others when possible to eliminate their competition. Meanwhile, Reacher puts another Cornhusker out of commission who was trying to kill him with his truck.
Visiting the local cops, Jack receives files from Margaret's disappearance, which seemingly clear the Duncans of any involvement. On his way back, he kills one of the Iranians, leading his partner to believe that he was murdered by the Italians.
Reacher talks Eleanor into luring the lone Cornhusker who is guarding the road from town into following her. Reacher captures the Cornhusker, whose name is John, by parking his car across the road which forces John into a panic stop. Reacher takes John back to his living quarters, and challenges John to a fight.
When John refuses to fight, Reacher tells John to stay out of the battle with the Duncans and takes his vehicle. The novel is a typical Reacher scenario, involving a somewhat implausible set of events that only Reacher can analyse and, it is implied, solve.
The pace is slow each chapter or part-chapter ends with the phrase "n hours to go" to emphasize the seemingly interminable wait for the titular sixty-first. In the gaps between the relatively few action scenes, we learn a bit more about Reacher's seemingly uniquely tough powers and personality, including one event at the age of six, the first time his military file was "flagged".
We also see him through the eyes of two women: the army commander of his old unit who has not met him but knows him by reputation; and a retired professor who is a witness in an upcoming drug trial.
The sixty-first hour itself is very exciting, but unfortunately much of what has gone before is relatively tedious and over-signalled. Although Reacher is presented as being exceptionally talented, it isn't that hard for the reader to be one step ahead of him at least and indeed, he often sees events the wrong way round then, due to some crisis, has to revise his perspective.
Nevertheless, the Reacher books are very readable page-turners, and this one is no exception. The events of this novel are based in South Dakota in the grip of a terrible winter. At the outset, a lawyer who has been visiting a criminal client in prison loses momentary control of his car while reporting the conversation over the phone to an evil mastermind yes, it's that sort of book.
A bus approaching in the opposite direction swerves to avoid the vehicle, skids on the ice and careers down the embankment of a bridge. Inside the bus are a group of elderly folk on a tour, and Reacher, who has hitched a ride in his nomadic existence criss-crossing America.