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Title: Gone Tomorrow
Author: Lee Child
Publisher: Published April 2009 by Transworld Publishers
ISBN: 9780593057056
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Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. There are twelve things to look for: No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them. New York City. The subway, two o'clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK. The fifth isn' Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all kinds of tell-tale signs. Mostly because they're nervous. By definition they're all first-timers. There are twelve things to look for: No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them. New York City. The subway, two o'clock in the morning. Jack Reacher studies his fellow passengers. Four are OK. The fifth isn't. The train brakes for Grand Central Station. Will Reacher intervene, and save lives? Or is he wrong? Will his intervention cost lives - including his own?

30 review for Gone Tomorrow

  1. 4 out of 5

    Alp

    Superbly fantastic and definitely worth reading. Lee Child has outdone himself once again with this thirteenth installment of Jack Reacher series. Unmistakably, Gone Tomorrow falls into the ‘exceptional read’ category. For me, this book had a very riveting and ingenious plot, and with each unforeseeable twist and turn, my curiosity grew bigger and bigger. The more I got into the story, the harder it was for me to put it down. This one had me completely hooked! This book is, hands down, one of the Superbly fantastic and definitely worth reading. Lee Child has outdone himself once again with this thirteenth installment of Jack Reacher series. Unmistakably, Gone Tomorrow falls into the ‘exceptional read’ category. For me, this book had a very riveting and ingenious plot, and with each unforeseeable twist and turn, my curiosity grew bigger and bigger. The more I got into the story, the harder it was for me to put it down. This one had me completely hooked! This book is, hands down, one of the best thrillers I’ve read this year. Couldn’t recommend it more highly!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jeanette "Astute Crabbist"

    This one's hard to review because any little detail I reveal might turn out to spoil a surprise for someone. I will say this was an exciting, satisfying read. Much more like his earlier Reacher books that got us hooked. Once you get past a certain point in the book, there's no good stopping point. You just have to keep reading right on through. Don't expect perfect plausibility. It's a thriller, so let yourself go and enjoy! There are even a few good laughs along the way. The thing about the rub This one's hard to review because any little detail I reveal might turn out to spoil a surprise for someone. I will say this was an exciting, satisfying read. Much more like his earlier Reacher books that got us hooked. Once you get past a certain point in the book, there's no good stopping point. You just have to keep reading right on through. Don't expect perfect plausibility. It's a thriller, so let yourself go and enjoy! There are even a few good laughs along the way. The thing about the rubber gardening clogs had me cackling. Jack Reacher witnesses a late-night tragedy involving a woman on a New York subway. He is approached by various people who know he was a witness. They ask him questions that make no sense to him, and he decides to figure out why the woman did what she did on the subway. Stubborn and arrogant as ever, Reacher refuses to back off regardless of the danger level. It's an elaborate cat and mouse game through the streets and subways of New York City. Who's the cat and who's the mouse remains to be decided as the story progresses. There's only one small thing left unrevealed at the end that I really wanted to know. We can only hope it will be revealed in a future installment.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Adam

    You know that game you can play where "The Karate Kid" becomes a lot funnier if you just imagine that Mr. Miyagi is stoned the whole time? You don't? Well, now you do. Anyway, I've devised my own little game, and I play it every time I read a Lee Child thriller. I imagine that his hero, Jack Reacher, has Asperger's Syndrome. Before any of you "psychologists" out there jump all over me -- no, all the pieces don't fit -- but his obsessive tendencies, his refusal to own any possessions, his rootlessne You know that game you can play where "The Karate Kid" becomes a lot funnier if you just imagine that Mr. Miyagi is stoned the whole time? You don't? Well, now you do. Anyway, I've devised my own little game, and I play it every time I read a Lee Child thriller. I imagine that his hero, Jack Reacher, has Asperger's Syndrome. Before any of you "psychologists" out there jump all over me -- no, all the pieces don't fit -- but his obsessive tendencies, his refusal to own any possessions, his rootlessness, and the amount of time he lavishes on noticing small, precise, exact details add up to someone who is very, very different from most everyone else on planet earth. I'm actually not a big fan of DSM classifications, so maybe diagnosing Jack Reacher on the autism scale is a waste of time. Still, his brain does work in a strange and particular way. When someone pulls a gun on him, the reader is not only going to find out that it's a Ruger Speed-Six .357 Magnum, but also that the .357 Magnum was invented in 1935, and that "magnum" is Latin for "big." When Jack Reacher is riding a subway car, he's not only going to describe the size of the car, the other passengers, and the sounds of the train going through the tunnels and the brakes screeching, he's also going to let the reader know that he's on car number 7622, which is an R142A model, which is the newest on the MTA transit system, and that it was built in Kobe, Japan, by Kawasaki. He's also going to assign his fellow passengers numbers and spend an inordinate amount of time describing to the reader exactly where they are sitting in relation to him. In fact, Reacher spends so much time over the course of the first several chapters describing his exact surroundings on the subway (where he thinks he's spotted a female suicide bomber) that I was surprised when things came to a hasty conclusion and he was off on adventures through New York City and down the eastern seaboard to Washington, D.C. I actually think Lee Child's thrillers work best when he embraces the fact that his protagonist is somewhat odd (although I'm not sure he realizes just how odd he is). They don't work so well when he spends time trying to build romantic relationships for Reacher (as in Tripwire) because they're never believable. At least in Gone Tomorrow, the only sex scene is mercifully brief and in keeping with his character. ("It was all good. Then we passed some kind of a threshold and got into it harder. A short minute later we were completely out of control." Done.) Of all the Jack Reacher thrillers I've read so far, I'd classify them as either "not so good" or "pretty good," and this one falls firmly in the region of "pretty good." It frequently approaches "damned good," but not quite often enough for me to bump my rating up from three stars to four stars. Oh, and in my last review of a Reacher thriller -- 61 Hours, the book published right after this one -- I was left with a single burning question. Does the homeless Jack Reacher ever brush his teeth? Well, Gone Tomorrow finally answered my question. Several times in the book he mentions the folding toothbrush he carries with him everywhere. So I can cross that off my list of burning questions.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Abram

    My Rating: 2.9/5 It's a good book. Boring half the time though and repetitive. I expected more.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Lewis Weinstein

    Another outstanding Reacher ... Lee Child never fails to write powerful, tense action

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty

    This book was brilliant. I couldn’t put it down. The action was there right from the beginning and didn’t let up throughout the whole story. The plot was fast paced, which made it a real page turner. The main character is one of those people that you can’t help but like, despite the fact that he’s a killer. The characterisation of Reacher is in-depth and gives the book real integrity. Having read Killing Floor - which introduced Jack Reacher - but nothing in between, I liked how the character ha This book was brilliant. I couldn’t put it down. The action was there right from the beginning and didn’t let up throughout the whole story. The plot was fast paced, which made it a real page turner. The main character is one of those people that you can’t help but like, despite the fact that he’s a killer. The characterisation of Reacher is in-depth and gives the book real integrity. Having read Killing Floor - which introduced Jack Reacher - but nothing in between, I liked how the character has developed between the two books. I liked the length of the chapters. They were relatively short, which meant that each part of the book could be digested in smaller chunks and it made it easier to come back to after a break. There were a couple of twists in the book that kept my interest, and I thought they added to the plot – sometimes twists can seem contrived, but not in this case. I liked the plot subject - I can't actually say anything about it, as that would give away details, but suffice to say it's very relevant and I liked Child's take on it. A great book, definitely one I’d recommend to fans of fast-paced thrillers. I’ve only read one other Lee Child book (and enjoyed that one too as it happens), but I’ll definitely be reading the previous books in this series.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Eric Shaffer

    I was on page 369 before I realized that one of the characters in this novel by Lee Child was named Lee. Yes, yes, it was her last name, but she is constantly referred to as Lee, and yet I didn't notice till I was more than halfway through the book. I usually notice that type of author hilarity fairly quickly, but not this time. THAT'S how completely immersed I was in the action. This book is utterly absorbing. I am amazed at Child's ability to keep the pace break-neck and the turns switch-back I was on page 369 before I realized that one of the characters in this novel by Lee Child was named Lee. Yes, yes, it was her last name, but she is constantly referred to as Lee, and yet I didn't notice till I was more than halfway through the book. I usually notice that type of author hilarity fairly quickly, but not this time. THAT'S how completely immersed I was in the action. This book is utterly absorbing. I am amazed at Child's ability to keep the pace break-neck and the turns switch-back and the dialogue and narratorial commentary tongue-in-cheek. I was on a roller-coaster on a ride I did not want to end, and so I read this 500+-page novel in the course of two days, basically in about nine hours. I was not happy when the novel was over, yet I am gleeful that I have the next novel in the series on my "To-Read Shelf." I am going to savor the anticipation and NOT start the book for at least a week as I enjoy the post-novel glow. If you want to read a thrilling thriller; read this one--or any other Jack Reacher novel. I've read six now, and every one was a great pleasure. If you've never read a Jack Reacher novel and only saw poor little Tom Cruise trying not only to fill but actually walk in Reacher's very large ass-kicking boots, then I envy you (although I'm sorry to hear you wasted money on the movie when you could have bought two of the novels)--you have sixteen or seventeen hits of bliss ahead of you in novel-sized installments. Go ye forth and enjoy.

  8. 4 out of 5

    William

    4 stars Warning: There are brutal torture scenes at about 38% and 72% through the book. I skipped them. As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book. Thank you. There's a lot of holes in this, and excessive detail a bit too often (a well-known Child flaw), but it's a good ride, very satisfying. I skimmed maybe 30 pages overall to keep an excellent pace, and that worked pretty well for me. As usual, the middle of the book lagged a bit, and you can skip the 4 stars Warning: There are brutal torture scenes at about 38% and 72% through the book. I skipped them. As usual with my reviews, please first read the publisher’s blurb/summary of the book. Thank you. There's a lot of holes in this, and excessive detail a bit too often (a well-known Child flaw), but it's a good ride, very satisfying. I skimmed maybe 30 pages overall to keep an excellent pace, and that worked pretty well for me. As usual, the middle of the book lagged a bit, and you can skip the torture scenes as noted above - they add nothing to the plot, and only add mouth-foam to the bad guys. There's a bit too much detail about New York City itself, the streets and trains and buildings. The dialogue is mostly very good, on-point and advancing the plot. The climax is very good, high on action and tradecraft. This book was actually better than I thought it would be. Notes and quotes: Susan Mark: a woman heading for the end of her life, as surely and certainly as the train was heading for the end of the line. The world is the same jungle all over, but New York is its purest distillation. Ruger Speed-six Full size image The universal Noir-mobile (Reacher, Bosch, Spenser, Cole, etc): Crown Vic Full size image 38% - A very interesting and brutal pocket history here of the Soviet experience in the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. WARNING: VERY BRUTAL ... you must save the last bullet for yourself because you do not want to be taken alive, especially by the women. Gregori Hoth's VAL VSS Silent Sniper rifle. Note the huge suppressor (silencer) Full size image I said, ‘I was telling [him] about how we studied the Red Army. You know what they were most afraid of? Not us. They were most afraid of their own people. Their worst torment was living their whole lives proving their own innocence, over and over again.’ The army had tested the Steyr GB. It was a miracle of modern engineering. Not only did it work exactly like it should, it also worked exactly like it shouldn’t. It had a complex gas-delayed blowback system that meant it could be loaded with substandard or elderly or badly assembled rounds and still fire. Most guns have problems with variable gas pressures. Either they blow up with too much or fail to cycle with too little. But the Steyr could handle anything. Which was why Special Forces loved it. They were often far from home with no logistics, forced to rely on whatever they could scrounge up locally. The Steyr GB was a metal marvel. Springfield's Steyr GB Full size image Reacher's silenced Heckler & Koch MP5SD Full size image .

  9. 5 out of 5

    Book Addict Shaun

    My thirteenth adventure with Jack Reacher and once again what another thrilling ride it was. Only Lee Child could open a book and spend the best part of two pages talking about the make and model of a subway carriage and where it was made and still have me enthralled (however, I was pleased to see this actually had relevance near the end of the story). Reacher’s brain capacity is seemingly endless in the amount of detail that he comes out with in these stories. Gone Tomorrow is a first person Re My thirteenth adventure with Jack Reacher and once again what another thrilling ride it was. Only Lee Child could open a book and spend the best part of two pages talking about the make and model of a subway carriage and where it was made and still have me enthralled (however, I was pleased to see this actually had relevance near the end of the story). Reacher’s brain capacity is seemingly endless in the amount of detail that he comes out with in these stories. Gone Tomorrow is a first person Reacher novel however it was only after about 300 pages that I remembered that. I was too engrossed in the story for it to have any importance but it is always interesting to get that first person view. The plot I felt was strong, though the blurb gives nothing away except to say that Reacher witnesses a potential suicide bomber on a subway train. Well, nothing is ever that simple in a Lee Child story and this was another tale of secrets, conspiracies and Reacher just having to have sex with the female character (this time around the sex lasted about five lines and added zilch to the story or the characterisation). I was impressed with the depth to the story and the constant misdirection that Lee Child does so well. At times Reacher does get away too easily but, I read these novels to see him overcome the bad guys and it is fiction so I can overlook that. It is interesting to view Reacher in the modernising world, especially when it comes to technology and the advancements of the internet and mobile phones. It’s less easy for him to hide when he’s using his real passport and has a bank account and so he isn’t really as off the grid as he was in the earlier novels. If somebody really wants to find him, they aren’t going to have too hard a job of it. It’s also fun to see him learning new things as opposed to being a walking encyclopaedia of almost every topic known to man. Gone Tomorrow was a great instalment in the series and it was one that I very much enjoyed. I can’t see me never not enjoying a Reacher story, only ever less or more than the previous one. I am attempting to catch up with this series before my holiday in May so that I can take the most recent three books and the short story collection with me and so that means it’s straight into 61 Hours. Long live Reacher.

  10. 5 out of 5

    D.G.

    One of the best Reacher books yet - I'm giving it 5 stars just because how he dealt with the evil doers. No condescending bullshit, the author knew the reader wanted to see the villains suffer - I certainly did, after having nightmares reliving "that scene" - so he had Reacher go all out crazy on them. I applaud you, Mr. Child! As usual, Reacher is minding his own business - this time in the subway - when he sees a situation and gets involved. Soon enough, he's looking for answers even though the One of the best Reacher books yet - I'm giving it 5 stars just because how he dealt with the evil doers. No condescending bullshit, the author knew the reader wanted to see the villains suffer - I certainly did, after having nightmares reliving "that scene" - so he had Reacher go all out crazy on them. I applaud you, Mr. Child! As usual, Reacher is minding his own business - this time in the subway - when he sees a situation and gets involved. Soon enough, he's looking for answers even though the Police, the Feds and pretty much everybody and their dog tells him to forget about it. For the first half of the book, there's a lot of investigation and setting the stage for the second half, which is high octane and full of action. I like Reacher in New York. A few of the books are set in the City, but this is the one where he spends most time on the ground. Mr. Child captured the spirit of the people - that scene in Union Square was priceless - and did great research. I'm very familiar with Union Square/Gramercy so it gave me a thrill to imagine Reacher moving from place to place (I even used to shop early in the morning in that Food Emporium, so now I have this image of Reacher evading the cops by pretending to grocery shop.) Dick Hill has become the voice of Reacher and his performance with "that scene" was masterful. You could feel Reacher shutting down to control his emotions but you could still feel his impotence and his rage. It gave me chills. The denouement was all that that it should have been. The villains PAID and it wasn't pretty or quick. I had a particular wish and Reacher obliged me. It was awesome. After so much violence, you would think I'd spend a second night in a row having nightmares but instead, I slept like a baby. I guess I felt more secure knowing Reacher had taken care of business.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Terri Lynn

    I like the Jack Reacher series but my goodness this was tedious. I kept putting it down and not wanting to go back to it. Reacher is on a New York train when he sees a woman who meets all the usual requirements for a suicide bomber but when he sticks his snout in, the woman whips out a gun and kills herself. Everyone else on the train car disappears and he is left to explain what happened. Immediately he is hassled by the feds, the NYPD, and some mysterious foreign guys in cheap suits with phony I like the Jack Reacher series but my goodness this was tedious. I kept putting it down and not wanting to go back to it. Reacher is on a New York train when he sees a woman who meets all the usual requirements for a suicide bomber but when he sticks his snout in, the woman whips out a gun and kills herself. Everyone else on the train car disappears and he is left to explain what happened. Immediately he is hassled by the feds, the NYPD, and some mysterious foreign guys in cheap suits with phony business cards and two weird female leaders- a mean old hag who is from the middle east and loves to slice people open and skin them and a model worthy beauty named Lila who is even meaner than the hag. Eek! So Reacher is in the middle of the mess because they all want a certain federal file that the dead woman lifted (she works for the Dept of Defense) and has on a flash drive and everyone- including a former military guy who had done an illegal mission in Lila's country and who is running for political office- thinks the dead woman gave it to Reacher. Soon he is involved in intrigue and is being chased by the police, feds, and international murdering terrorists. Somehow this is just , I don't know, blah. He has his usual roll in the hay once with a female detective for no apparent reason (there is nothing in it for her).

  12. 4 out of 5

    Su Ridley

    Brilliant...One of the best opening chapters of any book I have ever read. Always excellently researched, as always. Following Jack Reacher's logic is thrilling. Read it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Alex is The Romance Fox

    Gone Tomorrow, the 13th book in Lee Child's Jack Reacher Series - Jack Reacher, maverick, loner, a nomad who drifts from town to town and who lives by his own rules and regulations is back. This time he's in New York City and one night riding on the subway, spots a woman in the same carriage he's travelling on, who he finds intriguing and he reads her body language which makes him think that she may be a suicide bomber. “Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all sorts of telltale signs. Gone Tomorrow, the 13th book in Lee Child's Jack Reacher Series - Jack Reacher, maverick, loner, a nomad who drifts from town to town and who lives by his own rules and regulations is back. This time he's in New York City and one night riding on the subway, spots a woman in the same carriage he's travelling on, who he finds intriguing and he reads her body language which makes him think that she may be a suicide bomber. “Suicide bombers are easy to spot. They give out all sorts of telltale signs. Mostly because they’re nervous. By definition they’re all first-timers.” From New York to Washington D.C. and to Afghanistan, the trail goes back to the Soviet War in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the present war on terrorism that the world is dealing with. Loved the NYC setting...brought back so many memories of all those visits I made to that city. Another great story, action packed, filled with suspense and twists and turns.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ashish Iyer

    Reacher is Reacher. You know what to expect and then you are not disappointed. This a storyline that you will not forget. If you like technical detail it’s for you. Full of violence- I could not keep up with the body count. However following Reacher’s thinking and strategizing made all worthwhile. This time Reacher investigates the connection of a woman who shoots herself on the train to a senate candidate. The book also draws from real world events for it's backstory. The story features one of t Reacher is Reacher. You know what to expect and then you are not disappointed. This a storyline that you will not forget. If you like technical detail it’s for you. Full of violence- I could not keep up with the body count. However following Reacher’s thinking and strategizing made all worthwhile. This time Reacher investigates the connection of a woman who shoots herself on the train to a senate candidate. The book also draws from real world events for it's backstory. The story features one of the more notable villains of the Reacher series. Although, Reacher usually never feels like he's in danger from the bad guys, the series is never a dull read. I was hooked from the beginning and could not put it down! Looking forward to the next book!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sean Peters

    Hi, Another Lee Child's book finished. Although still good, I feel this one was a little slower then others I have read. A little too much bogged down in history although did build up to a exciting end. Starting next one regards Sean

  16. 4 out of 5

    Scott Rhee

    I hate subways. They are a claustrophobic and xenophobic nightmare. Underground tin cans bulleting through tunnels, stuffed wall-to-wall with sweaty, grumpy people. Not my idea of fun. After reading Lee Child's 13th book in his Jack Reacher series, "Gone Tomorrow", I hate them even more. Reacher has a talent for finding trouble. One could argue that trouble finds him, but half the time he does most of the footwork. In this case, a simple subway ride turns into a violent roller-coaster with geo-po I hate subways. They are a claustrophobic and xenophobic nightmare. Underground tin cans bulleting through tunnels, stuffed wall-to-wall with sweaty, grumpy people. Not my idea of fun. After reading Lee Child's 13th book in his Jack Reacher series, "Gone Tomorrow", I hate them even more. Reacher has a talent for finding trouble. One could argue that trouble finds him, but half the time he does most of the footwork. In this case, a simple subway ride turns into a violent roller-coaster with geo-political ramifications. Reacher finds a seat in a random subway car at 2 a.m. Besides himself, there are five other passengers. By pure luck, one of the passengers is a woman named Susan Marks. Based on his military knowledge and experience, Reacher is aware of the Israeli counterintelligence checklist for identifying a suicide bomber. There are eleven indicators. Ms. Marks exhibits ten of them. To say more would spoil the fun and suspense of this novel, which builds to a terrifying crescendo. It is, also, probably the most violent of the Reacher novels thus far, so a word to the squeamish: if this were a movie, you would probably have to cover your eyes through nearly a third of it.

  17. 5 out of 5

    هادی امینی

    عالی بود. بهترین ریچری که خونده بودم. هم داستان عالی بود و هم ترجمه.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    I like the Reacher series. When I’m done with one, I’m eager for the next. This was good. STORY BRIEF: While riding on a subway train, Reacher sees Susan Mark kill herself. He is questioned by the cops, the feds, and a group of mercenary security guards. These groups and others think Reacher knows more than he says, and they follow him, pressure him, and try to hurt him to get information. This makes Reacher want to retaliate. So now he is now on the trail to find out what’s going on. REVIEWER’S OP I like the Reacher series. When I’m done with one, I’m eager for the next. This was good. STORY BRIEF: While riding on a subway train, Reacher sees Susan Mark kill herself. He is questioned by the cops, the feds, and a group of mercenary security guards. These groups and others think Reacher knows more than he says, and they follow him, pressure him, and try to hurt him to get information. This makes Reacher want to retaliate. So now he is now on the trail to find out what’s going on. REVIEWER’S OPINION: Some of the other Reacher stories didn’t have the thriller element. They were solving a mystery with some action. I prefer thrillers like this one - meaning we are in the heads of the bad guys and watch them as they try to hurt Reacher and others. I enjoy the series. You need to suspend disbelief at times. This is almost like a comic book super hero. I have these short bursts of laughter when I hear some of Reacher’s macho dialogue. It’s fun. I like hanging out with him. NARRATOR: The narrator Dick Hill was very good. DATA: Unabridged audiobook reading time: 14 hrs and 13 mins. Swearing language: I don’t recall any. Sexual language: none. Number of sex scenes: one referred to not shown. Setting: current day mostly New York City with a little in Washington DC and North Carolina. Book copyright: 2009. Genre: mystery suspense thriller. Ending: feel good and satisfying. THE SERIES: Following is a list of the Jack Reacher books in order with my ratings. All the books could be read as stand-alones, but I’d recommend reading them in order, maybe saving the lower rated ones for last. 4 ½ stars. Killing Floor (#1) 4 stars. Die Trying (#2) 4 stars. Tripwire (#3) 2 ½ stars. Running Blind (#4) 4 stars. Echo Burning (#5) 3 ½ stars. Without Fail (#6) 4 stars. Persuader (#7) 3 stars. The Enemy (#8) 4 ½ stars. One Shot (#9) 3 stars. The Hard Way (#10) 3 ½ stars. Bad Luck and Trouble (#11) 2 stars. Nothing To Lose (#12) 4 stars. Gone Tomorrow (#13) 3 stars. 61 Hours (#14) 4 ½ stars. Worth Dying For (#15) 4 stars. The Affair (#16) 4 ½ stars. Second Son (short story at the end of the “The Affair”)

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    This is the 13th novel in the Jack Reacher series. I have found the series to be very enjoyable but as with any series some stories are better than others. This is one of the better ones. When the novel opens Jack Reacher is in New York City riding a subway at 2AM. He is observing the few other passengers in the subway car. There are five. Four look okay. The fifth doesn't. She raises a red flag in Reacher's mind. When he was an MP and in Israel he was made aware of a list of physical and behavio This is the 13th novel in the Jack Reacher series. I have found the series to be very enjoyable but as with any series some stories are better than others. This is one of the better ones. When the novel opens Jack Reacher is in New York City riding a subway at 2AM. He is observing the few other passengers in the subway car. There are five. Four look okay. The fifth doesn't. She raises a red flag in Reacher's mind. When he was an MP and in Israel he was made aware of a list of physical and behavioral characteristics that suicide bombers exhibit. Susan Mark, the fifth passenger, is showing signs of many of the items on the list. But the timing is wrong. It is 2AM. There are only six passengers on car. The subway platforms have few, if any, passengers. Reacher approaches her to try and assist and access the situation. The result is disastrous. Susan Mark is not a suicide bomber but she does commit suicide. A comment by one of the investigating NYPD officers causes Reacher to question himself and how he handled the situation. The cast of characters in this thriller is large and diverse. NYPD appear eager to close the case without investigating. Reacher is repeatedly and emphatically warned off the case by the FBI and Department of Defense / Homeland Security. There is a former Delta Force officer now running for the U.S. Senate. Then there is the beautiful and mysterious woman and her mother with a fantastic story. The problem? Everyone is lying to Reacher. No one is telling the truth. Of course tell Reacher to drop it and leave it alone and he will do the opposite. This is a story of choices made and actions taken in the past and their impact on today. In this case the trail leads back to the Soviet war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. Sometimes our friends become our enemies. Sometimes our enemies become our friends. Who was Susan Mark and what secret did she take to her grave? One thing is sure ... Jack Reacher is not going to be scared off. Not by the FBI. Not by the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. And certainly not by a beautiful woman and her mother.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ahmad Sharabiani

    Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13), Lee Child

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lee

    I decide to grab the next in the series (hey, I'm taking my sweet time getting through these) was a "fat" one of 500 plus pages. That doesn't matter with Reacher, the pages fly by as usual. Another thrilling adventure, in one of my favorite series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sadra Khalaf

    The book is excellent and it's a great rebound for Lee Child's 12th book in Reacher series. The story begun with Jack Reacher traveling through New York subway system and noticed a suspicious passenger who seemed to wear a suicide vest. But things are bigger that what it seems at first and it started a great story about US involvement in Afghanistan during Soviet invasion and including Osama Bin Laden.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Eddie Owens

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Sherlock Reacher saves the world - again. Using impossible logic and extra sensory powers of deduction, Reacher unpicks a plot more convoluted and ridiculous than most of the previous stories. But while doing this, he always has something interesting to say. Spoiler alert - oh, really! Reacher shags the beautiful woman, solves the puzzle and kills all the bad guys. How can you not love him?

  24. 5 out of 5

    Harry

    I'm going to add the same review for all of the Reacher series, so if you've read this one, you've read 'em all. If you feel a certain affinity for the lone hero, a man of principle, of unwavering knowledge and assent as to his own actions, than Jack Reacher's your kinda guy. Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social con I'm going to add the same review for all of the Reacher series, so if you've read this one, you've read 'em all. If you feel a certain affinity for the lone hero, a man of principle, of unwavering knowledge and assent as to his own actions, than Jack Reacher's your kinda guy. Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running around on this planet and that in spite of social conventions, cultural trappings, and whatever conventions and abstractions we allow into our mind in order to alleviate this core fact of our singularity (and aloneness)...the truth of it is not something Mr. Reacher denies. He embraces it. Understands his philosophy implicitly, revels in his physical being,his conventions and values. He defends those he loves, those he does allow into his world, with a loyalty bar none while never letting go of the notion that he is alone and being perfectly comfortable with that. I read one, and within two months read all 15 books with an appetite that couldn't get enough. Enough said, HR

  25. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    Typically I devour a "Jack Reacher" novel. His quick wit, logistical and deductive reasoning abilities make for an likeable, deadly, eccentric hero. "Gone Tomorrow" however, was somewhat disappointing. Instead of being enthusiastically pulled more and more into the story, I had to push myself to read through dead spots and a couple totally unnecessary graphically gruesome ramblings. Also, Reacher's famous wit seemed sparse and somewhat flat. Overall though, a viable, intelligent, solid plot...ju Typically I devour a "Jack Reacher" novel. His quick wit, logistical and deductive reasoning abilities make for an likeable, deadly, eccentric hero. "Gone Tomorrow" however, was somewhat disappointing. Instead of being enthusiastically pulled more and more into the story, I had to push myself to read through dead spots and a couple totally unnecessary graphically gruesome ramblings. Also, Reacher's famous wit seemed sparse and somewhat flat. Overall though, a viable, intelligent, solid plot...just not a Lee Child home run.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    A mystery/thriller with a plot about terrorists, in both the past and present. The first half of the book was mostly solving the mystery. The second half was mostly action and dealing with the bad guys. One plot point was partially unresolved, which disappointed me a bit. Maybe it gets addressed in a later book in the series? A quick read that held my interest.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cindy

    Intelligently written plot captures the mind and interest (author’s usual). Like the series and think L.C. should write faster. Some profanity, sexual situations are not graphic. Recommended.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Belinda

    4,25 stars English paperback - I have dyslexia - Bought this book in Amsterdam, and read it while on a boat trip. The book was more interresting than the trip! " He has the swithback plotting and frictionless prose that only Child has. " - The Guardian - I agry! The twist and turns are Child's trademark for me. Love the book more than the movie with Tom Gruise because than I can make my own film with my favorite actor. 😀

  29. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Embry

    We all know that Jack Reacher is a psychopathic loner wandering aimlessly across America working out childhood conflicts by breaking bones. While he is socially isolated and eschews attachments he has a strange habit of instantly involving himself in conflicts which do not involve him, thus presenting the opportunity to inflict excess violence on his newly discovered foes. What more could you ask for? We tend to overlook his manifest faults because the writing is so good, and the foes so evil, i We all know that Jack Reacher is a psychopathic loner wandering aimlessly across America working out childhood conflicts by breaking bones. While he is socially isolated and eschews attachments he has a strange habit of instantly involving himself in conflicts which do not involve him, thus presenting the opportunity to inflict excess violence on his newly discovered foes. What more could you ask for? We tend to overlook his manifest faults because the writing is so good, and the foes so evil, it is after all fiction, and fiction well done. The plotting is wonderful, as the Jack slowly but unerringly works out the nature of the evil and corrects it. The problem is that at the start of the story Jack makes his commitments before he can know who is evil, or what evil lurks in the heart of men. In fiction this is fine since the deus ex libre knows how it will turn out and to whom morality leads. In real life it would not be so simple, and errors would be made. Gone Tomorrow, follows in the Reacher tradition, but inserts uncertainty from which fears flow. Set in a post 9/11 world, with flash backs to the cold war, Jack finds himself engaged in a conflict with no moral foundation. There are no sides aligned with justice. Indeed the lack of a morality is the moral. The story involves the soviet invasion of Afghanistan, in an attempt to export ideology which is morally bankrupt. This is followed by American covert action pay back for Vietnam. Twenty years latter come the blow back. Destruction of the Soviet Union and coarsening of life in America. In the end we are left with specific unknowns, including what the book was ostensibly about. Jack may or may not have been on the right side in this one, we are left guessing. Or, more likely the story is about how there is not right side in a compromised, morally declining society, and that is why Jack is left out in the cold. Always entertaining, it is worth the read, and the questions it asks.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Randy

    I'm a big Jack Reacher fan even though he is a totally ridiculous fantasy of a man. Jack is homeless but not broke. He travels with a fold up toothbrush, an ATM card and an expired passport. He has no suitcase. Just buys new clothes when the old ones get dirty. That's the fun part of the character. A sort of paladin who stumbles into mysteries which he must solve with brain and brawn (Jack is a huge guy who pretty much never loses a fight even against four or five experienced fellows). And, in e I'm a big Jack Reacher fan even though he is a totally ridiculous fantasy of a man. Jack is homeless but not broke. He travels with a fold up toothbrush, an ATM card and an expired passport. He has no suitcase. Just buys new clothes when the old ones get dirty. That's the fun part of the character. A sort of paladin who stumbles into mysteries which he must solve with brain and brawn (Jack is a huge guy who pretty much never loses a fight even against four or five experienced fellows). And, in every novel in this series he manages to get laid. That was pretty much the weak part of Gone Tomorrow, already number one on the best seller list. Lee Child sort of phoned in the sex scene because, I suppose, it is obligatory that the ladies just can't resist our Jack. Gone Tomorrow is very contemporary with references to the Patriot Act, Guantanamo, and shadowy defense department figures. There's a politician with a past, bad guys and girls and Jack Reacher to sort it all out. Not the best in the series but, as always, a good read. Finished it in a twenty four hour time frame. Warning: Jack always kills a lot of people.

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