Friday, June 9, 2017

A Review of Lee Child’s Gone Tomorrow

When a drifting veteran finds a nervous woman sharing his subway car, he can see that something is wrong with her. Why? Because he is trained to see things like that. But when she takes her own life, he has no idea that she is the key to a mystery involving politics, terrorism, and very dangerous women. Jack Reacher once again finds himself in the middle of troubleville, and as usual, he’ll have to fight his way out, both mentally and physically. There’s no way he’d rather do it.

Gone Tomorrow (Delacorte, 2009, 432 pages, $10.00 hardback) is the thirteenth book in Lee Child’s series of Jack Reacher novels. Reacher is an ex-army MP who has no car, no clothes, and no place to call home. He moves from place to place, minding his own business, but trouble always finds him.

A former pentagon employee shoots herself in the head right in front of Jack Reacher. He’s questioned by the police and let go to mind his own business once again. But he soon finds out that there is more to these events than meets the eye. Reacher is being followed. War hero and senate hopeful John Samson is somehow involved, as is a dark, beautiful, and mysterious woman named Lila Hoth. And a bunch of Ukrainians, oh my! When Reacher finds out who Lila Hoth really is, and what pushed Susan Marks to her untimely 
demise, he is in for a terrifying toe-to-toe with a pair of cold-hearted killers, a fight to the death.

Jack Reacher is not all attitude and action. His seemingly cool exterior hides a deep-seated passion for justice, and not the kind you might find in a courtroom if you’re lucky. He doesn’t mind being the dispenser of that justice. This character is the centerpiece of every novel in the series. But in Gone Tomorrow, Child brings his suspense A-game. The twists and turns in each chapter will keep his reader guessing and ready to devour the next.