Gone Tomorrow falls into the realm of close to perfect in terms of action, investigation and intrigue. Jack Reacher finds himself in NYC riding the subway uptown at two in the morning. Ever vigilant Reacher notices something amiss in one of the other passengers. It doesn/'t take long for everything to go to hell in a hand basket.
The beauty of Gone Tomorrow lies in the absolute uncertainty of it all. Reacher starts out on the wrong foot and never quite gets his footing again. This thirteenth novel in the successful Jack Reacher series is as close to the perfect Jack Reacher novel as any have come. Jack Reacher/'s penchant for saving the underdog is activated in the opening chapter of the novel and is as relentless as always. The difference this time is that he is up against a foe who is smarter, stronger, faster and more skilled.
Of all the Reacher novels this is the first in which Reacher is truly overmatched. It is interesting to see Reacher punching above his weight and it is engaging. Reacher/'s confusion and his subsequent almost desperate attempts to engage his enemy instead of swinging at empty space are riveting. Gone Tomorrow is absolutely a must read for Reacher fans and as good a place as any to start if you have never read a Reacher novel.
Other Lee Child Reviews
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Tripwire - A Jack Reacher Novel: When a private eye finds Reacher in Key West then suddenly turns up dead Reacher becomes interested in why the man was looking for him in the first place.
The Enemy - A Jack Reacher Novel: When a two star general from Amoured division dies in a seedy motel almost 300 miles from where he ought to be Jack Reacher gets the call to look into things.
Persuader - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher finds himself chasing a ghost and living with one of the biggest dealers on the eastern seaboard while doing the scut work for the DEA.
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Bad Luck and Trouble - A Jack Reacher Novel: Do not mess with the special investigators takes on a whole new meaning when Calvin Franz turns up dead and Jack Reacher takes on the case.
Killing Floor - A Jack Reacher Novel: When Jack Reacher wanders into the town of Margrave he is quickly arrested on suspicion of murdered and the strength of an unimpeachable eyewitness.
Nothing To Lose - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher finds himself moving between Hope and Despair while trying to figure out why he is being kicked out of the township of Despair Colorado.
61 Hours - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher is trapped in a small town under lockdown and snowed in while a drug lord makes arrangements to kill a witness.
Worth Dying For - A Jack Reacher Novel: It is the Duncan s versus Jack Reacher in the middle of a Nebraska county they control with an iron fist. It is irresistible force meets immovable object.
Echo Burning - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher is wandering through Texas and gets picked up by a beautiful woman looking to hire a killer.
The Affair - A Jack Reacher Novel: Still with the 110th Jack Reacher is sent undercover to Carters Crossing to investigate the death of a local woman that may have met her fate at the hands of a soldier.