Bad Luck and Trouble

Bad Luck and Trouble

eBook - 2007
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When a man is killed by being thrown from a helicopter high over the California desert, Jack Reacher discovers that someone is targeting his old friends and teammates and launches a personal campaign to end the conspiracy.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780440336853
0440336856

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BlueSparkleEyes
Jun 28, 2019

In this book you come to know Jack Reacher better through an introduction to his friends. They reunite to solve a crime that concerns their former Military Police squad "The Special Investigators". The situation gives Reacher a chance to reflect on his chosen path in life through comparison to those of the people with whom he once worked. His observations result in personal reflection and soul-searching that gives readers a deeper understanding of the vulnerable side of Reacher's strong character. In contrast, as Reacher was the leader of his squad, we also see him in a command position and sense the respect and admiration his fellow soldiers had for him. As usual, Child has crafted a highly entertaining story that is hard to put down.

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beehlerr
Mar 12, 2019

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DavidCarr
Nov 10, 2018

Book #13 chronologically:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Reacher_(book_series)#In-story_chronology

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7626dee
Aug 06, 2018

One of the few books where Reacher works with a team. For ace investigators they seem very inept never figuring out the rather obvious tie in to the LA cops until 2 of the team get taken-. The ending is pure Hollywood fantasy with a lot of violence -like James Bond no-one seems to be able to just shoot someone without a bunch of chases, fights, dumb decisions and screaming. Child writes screenplays and we will eventually see all of these scenarios played by an unbelievable midget version of Reacher.

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millauto
Dec 25, 2015

Like all of Lee Child's books, the plot and character are not the least bit believable.
At the point where a character takes on a murderous crew with no plan in mind and no hope of survival, I'd toss any book.

grandquilter Dec 17, 2013

Love, love, love Jack Reacher!!

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pfcpat2
Nov 04, 2013

I always enjoy the Jack Reacher novels. There's lots of action and not too much character rumination like with some mysteries. I'm hooked on this series! Lee Child is a good writer.

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gloryb
Sep 22, 2012

In this book, Reacher has the help of 2 women MPs and 1 male MP to help him find out the how, why, and who when 2 other of their past MP mates go missing. It takes a good while for this bunch to find the clues and then put the pieces in order so that they can extract revenge/right the wrongs. Finally, at the end, the action builds. The helicopter scene is the most chilling, but the night attack on the electronic factory with the molotov cocktails is the most thrilling. I also liked Reacher's fascination with numbers and how the team uses that to talk in code to each other. Another well thought out action story. This one ties into current events that suggest that terrorists could use dreadful weapons against US cities/population.

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ScorchingSun
Dec 05, 2011

Quite a kick.

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margaretnz
Jul 16, 2011

I usually like Lee Child's books and this one started off great but seemed to deteriorate into graphic descriptions of mindless uncalled for violence. Maybe Jack Reacher should be renamed Mary-Sue as he consistently seemed to be the only one who could save the day.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 03, 2015

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rad140 Jul 15, 2008

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rad140 Jul 15, 2008

Violence: violence, gun fights

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stanicus
Apr 02, 2015

Neagley: You have to do something.
Reacher: I will do something. Believe it. There are dead men walking, as of right now. You don't throw my friends out of helicopters and live to tell the tale.

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