61 Hours (Jack Reacher)
by Lee Child
61 Hours (Jack Reacher) is another hair-raising thriller in the acclaimed Jack Reacher series. The protagonist, Jack Reacher, is an ex-military official and a wanderer. He moves from place to place without anything or anyone to call his own. While on his latest journey, the bus that he is travelling in is wrecked in a snowstorm. Jack finds himself stranded in a small town named Bolton, in South Dakota. The town of Bolton houses one of the largest prisons in the country and police resources are stretched too thin. Circumstances beyond control compel Jack to stay put in Bolton for the next few days and he soon finds himself getting involved in the town's problems.