61 Hours

61 Hours

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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--and Reacher will risk his own to save her from a coldly proficient assassin who never misses.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780385340588
0385340583
9780440243694
0440243696
9780345541598
0345541596
Characteristics: 383 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Sixty-one hours
Call Number: CHILD, L

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harrybosch
Sep 18, 2019

I gave it 3 stars, because it is OK, but its not one of Child's best. Its too... oo long and dragg........ed out.
I guessed on the bad cop too , and early on. There is just too much pre-dwelling on the cold weather and temperature, throughout. If its too darn cold for you, why did you go there ? I agree with the other commenter below who said that it was preposterous that a large aircraft, a B-737 no less, could fly up from Mexico, unidentified, into US air space , with no flight plan filed, then fly all the way acrosss the US and not be challenged in any way. That just would not happen. Interceptors would be very quickly scrambled. Child really messed up surpisingly with this.

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Blue_18
Jul 01, 2019

How is it possible that you can fly a Boeing 737, without a FAA flight plan and post 9/11, from Mexico into the US and then across the Midwest to South Dakota and nobody notices?

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go214
Apr 17, 2019

snowstorm with nuclear silo. just okay.

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Uglybug
Feb 13, 2019

I gotta say, this Reacher novel is best skipped. It's one of the longest and the most frustrating, and I join others online in wondering whether Lee Child wrote it all himself.

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cambridgedon
Nov 27, 2018

Another highly entertaining read but I couldn't go above four stars due to the author's cop-out by not explaining Reacher's survival at the end. You have to be a nuclear physicist or you're really out of luck. The plot is too ambitious and the denouement not really satisfying.

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DavidCarr
Nov 10, 2018

Book #22 chronologically after Gone Tomorrow (2009) and before Worth Dying For (2010):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reacher_(book_series)#In-story_chronology

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GrimJack
Oct 25, 2018

The 61 hours gimmick did not work for me; the bad guys were only medium evil.

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DonnaMeness
Jan 18, 2018

my 13th Reacher novel.. ( didnt read ONE SHOT as Tom Cruise did the movie..& the most interesting thing to me was that the ZEK was Werner Herzog)

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I too figured out who the bent cop was before it was revealed...& I found it notable that the diamonds survived..

although the business about the leftovers of WW11 makes me more pissed at the Military since my paratrooper cousin came home from the Vietnam War with a monkey on his back.

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brianwalsh1948
Mar 04, 2017

I Love the Jack Reacher series of books, but I found this one to be slow to start, way too cluttered with unnecessary detail, and having a very disappointing ending. WTF?

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RedLeaf
Feb 06, 2016

The Reacher books are always readable but this is an average story. The 61 hours as far as I could determine was an arbitrary literary device that didn't work for me. If I wanted to know how close to the end of the story looking at how many pages to go did just as well . Some of the plot devices also strained at the boundaries of reality although with the world being filled with strange happenings these are perhaps less important.

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Publication Date: September 28, 2010 | Series: Jack Reacher
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A 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 he’ll risk his life to save.

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