Excerpt from Worth Dying For by Lee Child

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

I am reading another Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child, Worth Dying For. As always, fast-paced, hard-hitting and intriguing. Everything you expect from Lee Child.

“Strength and brains. A dangerous mixture. Reacher preferred the old days, when muscle was dumb. He blamed education. The end of social promotion. There was a genetic price to be paid for making athletes attend class.”

Lee Child, Worthy Dying For

There’s deadly trouble in the corn country of Nebraska . . . and Jack Reacher walks right into it. First he falls foul of the Duncans, a local clan that has terrified an entire county into submission. But it’s the unsolved, decades-old case of a missing child that Reacher can’t let go.

The Duncans want Reacher gone—and it’s not just past secrets they’re trying to hide. For as dangerous as the Duncans are, they’re just the bottom of a criminal food chain stretching halfway around the world. For Reacher, it would have made much more sense to put some distance between himself and the hard-core trouble that’s bearing down on him. For Reacher, that was also impossible.

Comments

  1. Always love reading these stories.

  2. I’ve planned to start reading the Jack Reacher series for a long time, but other books keep getting in the way! I like your Teaser. This sounds like a book I’d enjoy.
    My Tuesday post features a middle grade novel: TOO BIG.

  3. Well that has certainly grabbed my interest. Adding it to my TBR now! Here’s my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1oY

  4. Sounds like Reacher is in the proverbial rock and a hard place.

    http://www.aliceaudrey.com/?p=12260

  5. I’ve only read a couple of these, and enjoyed them. So many series, so little time. 🙂

  6. Kathy Martin says

    I have only read the first Jack Reacher novel. I keep meaning to go on with the series but get distracted by other books. I have two this week: Coffin Road by Peter May and The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacy Lee. Both are from my review stack. Happy reading!

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