Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Delacorte Press, 2007 - Fiction - 377 pages
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From a helicopter high above the empty California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night…. In Chicago, a woman learns that an elite team of ex–army investigators is being hunted down one by one.... And on the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher—soldier, cop, hero—is pulled out of his wandering life by a code that few other people could understand. From the first shocking scenes in Lee Child’s explosive new novel, Jack Reacher is plunged like a knife into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends…and is on its way to something even worse.

A decade postmilitary, Reacher has an ATM card and the clothes on his back—no phone, no ties, and no address. But now a woman from his old unit has done the impossible. From Chicago, Frances Neagley finds Reacher, using a signal only the eight members of their elite team of army investigators would know. She tells him a terrifying story—about the brutal death of a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his old team, scrambling to raise the living, bury the dead, and connect the dots in a mystery that is growing darker by the day. The deeper they dig, the more they don’t know: about two other comrades who have suddenly gone missing—and a trail that leads into the neon of Vegas and the darkness of international terrorism.

For now, Reacher can only react. To every sound. Every suspicion. Every scent and every moment. Then Reacher will trust the people he once trusted with his life—and take this thing all the way to the end. Because in a world of bad luck and trouble, when someone targets Jack Reacher and his team, they’d better be ready for what comes right back at them…

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The plot itself was not so bad. - LibraryThing
Trashy but a real page turner! - LibraryThing
This is hardly literature but has great pace. - LibraryThing
Plot a bit too slow paced and lethargic. - LibraryThing
This is one well written page turner. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Novak - LibraryThing

Bad luck and trouble. Lee Child. Enjoyed this read. I love this bit: Reacher, with a friend, has just bought a shirt in a charity shop, put it on and dumped the one he was wearing into the trash. “You ... Read full review

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User Review  - Randall.Hansen - LibraryThing

Another fast-paced, hard-hitting Jack Reacher novel. Very enjoyable story, but a few obvious flaws in the logic of the story hurt an otherwise well-written and engaging story. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Lee Child is the author of eleven Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, the Barry Award Winner The Enemy, and One Shot, which has been optioned for a major motion picture by Paramount Pictures. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in more than 40 territories. Child, a native of England and former television writer, lives in New York City and France, where he is at work on his next thriller, which Delacorte will publish in 2008.

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