Die Trying is the second novel in Lee Child's Jack Reacher series. Jack is being a gentleman helping a young woman with an injured leg, Holly, when they are captured and tossed in a van.

Holly turns out to be an FBI agent and soon the bureau is looking for her. Jack quickly becomes the prime suspect, placing him in the familiar underdog role he is known for.

Die Trying

The real kidnappers drive Holly and Reacher across country to their community of secessionists in the mountains. There we learn from their leader Beau Borken why he had Holly kidnapped.

Held captive and cut off from the United States, it is down to Jack Reacher to save the day.