Nothing Short of Dying

Nothing Short of Dying

Book - 2017 | First Pocket Books paperback edition.
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In the tradition of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels and featuring a lethal, ex-mercenary drifter who is most comfortable surviving in the wilderness and who puts his expertise to work racing against the clock to save his sister from a murderous meth kingpin, this "relentless thrill ride hurtles the reader into dark and interesting places" (Robert Ferrigno, New York Times bestselling author).

Sixteen years. That's how long Clyde Barr has been away from Colorado's thick forests, alpine deserts, and craggy peaks, running from a past filled with haunting memories. But now he's back, having roamed across three continents as a hunter, adventurer, soldier of fortune, and, most recently, unjustly imprisoned convict. And once again, his past is reaching out to claim him.

By the light of a flickering campfire, Clyde receives a frantic phone call from his sister Jen. No sooner has she pleaded with him to come rescue her that the line goes dead. Clyde doesn't know how much time he has, or where Jen is located, or why she needs rescuing. All he knows is that nothing short of dying will stop him from saving her.

Joining Clyde in his against-all-odds quest is a young woman named Allie whose motivations for running this gauntlet are fascinatingly complex. As the duo races against the clock, it's Allie who gets Clyde to see what he has become and what he can still be.

Vivid with the hues and scents of Colorado's backcountry, Nothing Short of Dying is, above all, "nothing short of brilliant. It grabs you from page one and simply doesn't let go" (Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector ).
Publisher: New York :, Pocket Books,, 2017.
Edition: First Pocket Books paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781501160738
Characteristics: 392 pages.


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Oct 31, 2017

They say a Jack Reacher look alike......... maybe in a few things but Clyde is a bit of a thug really. He also just blunders into a situation although he says he has a plan but if he does it's half arsed. Of course it's all done very nicely under the guise of a hero in the form of 'I'll save you no matter what you do & don't worry about how many people die in the attempt'. This story is Clyde rescuing his sister from some drug dealers 'cos he'll do whatever it will take to save her, this time because of their history. And he does but not only bad guys die.

Jun 24, 2017

A really nice read. Not too technical or full of sub plots. I would definitely recommend this book. Looking forward to his next one.

Dec 14, 2016

Okay, but certainly not gripping and suspenseful, like the Jack Reacher series. I saw on the cover that Lee child (Jack Reacher Author) said this book was "very very good". He must have been trying to be kind to the guys first attempt at a Reacher sound a like. Most Jack Reacher fans will be disappointed in this book.

Oct 25, 2016

Another Lee Child Jack Reacher lookalike.....toughest most noble, sincere, well meaning not a bad bone in his body good bad guy gets into a hundred fist, knife and gunfights with real bad guys for the best of reasons and naturally wins them all.

This is becoming a genre.... what will it be called? Reacheristic? Childishry?

ChristchurchLib Oct 18, 2016

Clyde Barr has recently been released from a Mexican jail after years of mercenary work across the world. A tracker and a hunter, he's also really good at dishing out violence. But at heart, he actually is a good guy, despite the noises he might make to the contrary. Case in point: despite a horrendous childhood, he's returned home to Colorado to save his sister from her worst mistake in a lifetime of them: getting involved with a ruthless meth kingpin. Lots of violence, and maybe a little romance (there's a strong-willed female bartender), rapidly ensue. This debut is for fans of Jack Reacher.

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