Die Trying - Lee Child

Die Trying

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 1998-07-20
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,370 Ratings


Jack Reacher finds himself in bad company in the second novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series.

Jack Reacher is an innocent bystander when he witnesses a woman kidnapped off a Chicago street in broad daylight. In the wrong place at the wrong time, he’s kidnapped with her. Chained together, locked in the back of a stifling van, and racing across America to an unknown destination for an unknown purpose, they’re at the mercy of a group of men demanding an impossible ransom. Because this mysterious woman is worth more than Reacher ever suspected. Now he has to save them both—from the inside out—or die trying...


  • Die Trying to believe, not!

    By Nuke19
    Love Jack. Only it is unbelievable that these killers would not kill him in the first five minutes let alone the rest of the story. They killed the dentist without any hesitation. Jack being a big man would have been a greater threat. Then they don’t kill him at the barn, and again when they arrive at the compound. Enjoyed the writing, the inconsistencies in the story left me disappointed.
  • Can’t put it down....

    By Bri Eric
    Absolutely amazing writing. I am a hooked fan and will be moving through. The entire series with great interest. This series has me back to being an avid reader again. Kudos Mr. Child......
  • Die Tryingc

    By boots saddle
    Pretty good read, but long winded. Lots and lots of extraneous detail and blah, blah. Not one of the authors best. Would probably have made a great book two or three hundred pages shorter. Seemed as if Child was getting paid by the word.
  • Don’t bother

    By yallcomebacknow
    The early Jack Reacher books were action packed and at least somewhat plausible. This one isn’t either action or plausible. I think Mr. Child is just slamming books out now for the money. Not for the art. Very disappointing.
  • The usual tense ride

    By Qslqthqsy
    Nothing else to say.
  • Nn

    By aliynn
  • Die Trying

    By marmion boy
    thought the ending was too short, dispatched rather than tied together
  • Like always, a good read

    By DadoRyMeg
    Like always, a good read.
  • Wow

    By Todd AM
    That’s all I can say! Read it now.
  • Too jumpy

    By Mercatoyd
    I did not enjoy this second book nearly as much as the first (killing floor). Without warning the start of a chapter was an entirely different story that tied in much later. For many chapters the jumping back and forth without warning or reason made it difficult for me to keep my interest. I found myself plugging through mainly because I was into the book now and seen my way through it. Once nearly complete everything previous started to make sense which made the finish an easier read. I hope the third (trip wire) will be better.