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Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, No. 13) (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Lee Child

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Title:Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, No. 13)
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Delacorte Press (2009), Hardcover, 432 pages
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Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child (2009)

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Maybe it was because this was written in the first person, but I liked it a lot more than the other Reacher thrillers I've read (Killing Floor, A Wanted Man). The characters were interesting and I couldn't always guess what they might do. Several months after reading it, I can still recall elements of the plot and the emotions they evoked. This, to me, is a sign of a good book. ( )
  HunyBadger | Jul 6, 2017 |
Yes, it is our hero, the inimitable Jack none Reacher, once again! And once more he is the wrong guy, in the wrong place at the wrong time.... or is he actually, by happenstance, the right guy in the right place at the exact right time? As he continues his rolling stone journey through life he opens up a huge can of worms, in of all places, a NYC subway car, with possible national security implications. As a result he is soon neck deep in in suicide, murders, internecine law enforcement feuds, international politics and terrorists. Using his prodigious skills of observation, analysis, and a knowledge about how the world, and individuals, really function, he does what he does best - solve the problems, find the bad guys, open up a colossal can of whoop ass, and set things right. Lee Child, as he always does, hooks you early and ensures you stay for the whole ride - you find yourself eager to read the next page to find out what Reacher see and knows, that no one else has yet figured out. Great fun read! ( )
  MikeBruscellSr | Apr 30, 2017 |
Slow getting started for me, but around page 120, it really picked up and was hard to put down. What kept me from really liking it was the main character, Jack Reacher. Yes, I realize this is like the 13th Reacher books, so I'm probably one of the few who don't like him, but he is so arrogant and cocky. It was hard for me to like him. ( )
  mtlkch | Jun 21, 2016 |
Review: GONE TOMORROW by Lee Child. An absolute great book. It’s a non-stop page thriller. It’s full of mystery, suspense, deceit, terrorism, haunting nerve-wracking murders, and an insanely fast paced thriller.

The story begins with Jack Reacher an ex-military cop riding a NewYork City subway car with the thoughts that suicide bombers are easy to spot. At one time Israeli counterintelligence wrote the defensive playbook. They used pragmatic observation and psychological insight and came up with a list of behavioral indicators. Eleven points for women and twelve points for men suicide bombers. He looked around and studied his co-passengers. One women sitting alone was seven points out of eleven marked as a suicide bomber.
1. Inappropriate clothing
2. A robotic walk
3. Irritability
4. Sweating
5. Tics
6. Nervous behavior
7. Breathing…panting, low and controlled
8. The person stares rigidly ahead
9. Mumbled prayers
10. Carrying a large canvas bag with pockets
11. Hands in bag
12. ---
Jack Reacher moved slowly closer to her. He was pretty sure of his intuition of her character. He talked to her gently having small talk contact with her. When he thought he had things under control he asked her to show him what was in the bag. He watched, no battery, no wires, no switch, no button, and no plunger…..The woman had a gun in her hand. She was pointing it straight at him. His thoughts were bouncing like ping balls. In the seconds ticking before him she raised the gun to her chin high, like a proud, obstinate gesture. She put the muzzle into the soft flesh beneath it. Then she pulled the trigger and blew her own head off……..This was done only within the first few pages of the book.

It gets better….The story goes on to many more criminal acts spiraling off from the woman’s suicide. The best part is to come….There were also horrific gruesome slayings explained what was being done written before my eyes. I could only glance at the words until my stomach calmed down. However, I did turn back to the page and read about the bloody slayings once again and got the whole picture………There wasn’t any stopping to take a breath…..It was a book of hyperactive criminal action around every corner…. murders after murders….. A highly recommended book ….
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
Jack outwits Al Queda, Homeland Security, FBI, and NYPD finding out why a woman killed herself on a subway car (as he watched). ( )
  laureyd | Mar 27, 2016 |
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The precise maneuvers... illustrate why Mr. Child is so good at what he does. But what is he doing? “Gone Tomorrow” has such a case of villain inflation that it involves itself in global geopolitics on the highest order. One step higher into the upper reaches of evildoing and Mr. Child could find himself on the moon.
 
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For my sisters-in-law, Leslie and Sally, two women of rare charm and quality
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Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of telltale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers.
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Please do not combine Lee Child's 13th Jack Reacher novel, Gone Tomorrow with his 10th Jack Reacher novel, The Hard Way. This LT work uses ISBN 376450238X, which is associated with the German translation of The Hard Way. Thank you.
Please do not combine Lee Child's 13th Jack Reacher novel, Gone Tomorrow with his 10th Jack Reacher novel, The Hard Way. This LT work uses ISBN 376450238X, which is associated with the German translation of The Hard Way. Thank you.
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The 13th book in the Reacher series finds Jack Reacher in a Manhattan subway at 2 am where an ordinary looking passenger leads to out of the ordinary danger.
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In this 13th Reacher novel, the former army MP confronts a possible suicide bomber on a nearly deserted Manhattan subway car -- a confrontation that will lead him back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s and forward to the war on terrorism. It turns out that Susan Mark's life was critical to dozens of others in Washington, California, and Afghanistan ... from a former Delta Force operator now running for the U.S. Senate to a beautiful young woman with a story to tell, but can Reacher sort through their lies in time to save himself and help a woman police officer.… (more)

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