61 Hours. Finished 9-8-2020, 4 stars, thriller, pub. 2010
#14 of the Jack Reacher series (1-Killing Floor, 2- Die Trying, 3 – Tripwire, 4 – Running Blind, 5 – Echo Burning, 6 – Without Fail, 7 – Persuador, 8 – The Enemy, 9 – One Shot, 10 – Hard Way, 11-Bad Luck and Trouble. 12-Nothing to Lose 13-Gone Tomorrow)
A tour bus crashes in a savage snowstorm and lands Jack Reacher in the middle of a deadly confrontation. In nearby Bolton, South Dakota, one brave woman is standing up for justice in a small town threatened by sinister forces. If she’s going to live long enough to testify, she’ll need help. Because a killer is coming to Bolton, a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.
Reacher’s original plan was to keep on moving. But the next 61 hours will change everything. The secrets are deadlier and his enemies are stronger than he could have guessed–but so is the woman whose life he’ll risk his own to save.
I finished this one ages ago, but in my OCD need to at least write a paragraph or two about all of the adult books I read this year, I’m getting this one in under the wire. I remember this one clearly because of all of the snow. The snow put Reacher in the wrong place at the wrong time and while you know he’s going to take down the bad guys, he’s a little more haunted by the end of this one than you might expect. If you know Reacher, that is, and by book 14 I feel I’ve got a good handle on this man who is willing to take matters into his own hands if the cause is just (at least in his mind). I love this series and am taking my time. I know #25, where Lee passes the Reacher series over to his brother Andrew, was just released this year, but I’ll get there when I get there.