Bad Luck and Trouble

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Random House Publishing Group, May 24, 2011 - 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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User Review  - Jarratt - LibraryThing

Lee Child's Jack Reacher series is unique in that the main character doesn't get tiring for me. Many recurring characters lose their charm over the course of several books, but not Reacher. I think ... Read full review

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User Review  - Northern_Light - LibraryThing

Ths book is the first of the Jack Reacher books I've read but that's not a problem as the story is stand alone and there is very little back story to follow. It follows our hero and his old colleagues ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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