Bad Luck and Trouble

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 7, 2012 - Fiction - 386 pages
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“Electrifying . . . This series [is] utterly addictive.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“[An] action-packed thrill ride.”—Chicago Tribune

From a helicopter high above the California desert, a man is sent free-falling into the night. On the streets of Portland, Jack Reacher is pulled out of his wandering life and plunged into the heart of a conspiracy that is killing old friends . . . and the people he once trusted with his life.

Reacher is the ultimate loner—no phone, no ties, no address. But a woman from his old military unit has found him using a signal only the eight members of their elite team would know. Then she tells him a terrifying story about the brutal death a man they both served with. Soon Reacher is reuniting with the survivors of his team, scrambling to unravel the sudden disappearance of two other comrades. But Reacher won't give up—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.

“A slam-bang yarn filled with Child's usual terse life-and-death lessons.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A breathless, ultra-cool novel with relentless pacing.”—The Plain Dealer

“Tension-packed . . . one of the most enjoyable of the Reacher thrillers.”—Orlando Sentinel
  

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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
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User Review  - piersanti - LibraryThing

Not as good as some of the author's other books in the series, but not bad either. I had a lot of time to read while traveling lately, so this helped pass the time. Read full review

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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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Lee Child is the author of seventeen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in more than forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next thriller.

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