Worth Dying For (novel)
|Publisher||Bantam Press (UK), Delacorte Press (US)|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback), Audio, eBook|
|Preceded by||61 Hours|
|Followed by||The Affair|
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. The woman is Eleanor Duncan, the wife of Seth Duncan. He is a scion of the Duncan clan which holds that part of Nebraska in its iron grip because they run the only trucking company in the area. 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, which quickly brings Reacher to the attention of the Duncan clan and sets off the following events in the novel.
With so many strong-arm types flooding the prairie, there are plenty of opportunities for violence, treachery and double-crossing—think of a Nebraska remake of A Fistful of Dollars with an international cast—and Child (61 Hours, 2010, etc.) doesn’t miss a single one. By the time he’s finally shaken the dust from his feet, Reacher will have plumbed the depths of a monstrous unsolved crime, cleaned up the county and killed a lot of mostly nameless guys who really deserved it.