Worth Dying For is the fifteenth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It was published on 30 September 2010 in the United Kingdom and was published on 19 October 2010 in the USA. It is written in the third person.
On his way to Virginia to meet Susan, the current Commanding Officer of the 110th Military Police Squadron from 61 Hours, Jack Reacher stops at the Apollo Inn, a fading motel in rural Nebraska. In the motel's bar he overhears a drunken doctor refuse to treat a woman's nosebleed. Eleanor Duncan is married to Seth Duncan. He is a scion of the Duncan clan which holds that part of Nebraska in its iron grip. Everyone there has learned to bow to their collective will without question. Reacher suspects domestic abuse and coerces the doctor into doing the right thing.
And Reacher's altruistic meddling of course precipitates a series of increasingly violent confrontations during which a local history of unspeakable perversion and torture and murder is revealed. Corpses cover the countryside as the story continues churning out gore as implacably as a meatgrinder all the way up to its final merciless act of retribution.