Bad Luck and Trouble: A Jack Reacher Novel (Paperback)

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This is book number 11 in the Jack Reacher series.

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Jack Reacher can be counted on to hold honor dear, refuse to compromise his traveling lifestyle, be there for his friends, and make sure the bad guys get their comeuppance in the end.  Boy howdy do they ever in this story!  Back in his days in the military, Jack ran an elite group.  They had a motto. “You do not mess with the special investigators.”   Now, years after their time in the service, someone is messing with them big time.  Has thrown one of them out of helicopter at 3000 feet above the California desert.  Jack cannot let this go unanswered.  It is surely trouble to rile the big guy, killing one of his former crew definitely calls for retribution.  The story is set in Las Vegas and LA. 

— Deon Stonehouse


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…

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s Blue Moon.

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“Electrifying . . . this series is utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“[An] action-packed thrill ride.”Chicago Sun-Times

“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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440423355
ISBN-10: 044042335X
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: May 24th, 2011
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Jack Reacher