Bad Luck and Trouble

Bad Luck and Trouble September th changed Reacher s drifter lifestyle in one practical way As well as his folding toothbrush he now carries photo ID Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America c

September 11th changed Reacher s drifter lifestyle in one practical way As well as his folding toothbrush, he now carries photo ID Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to get a message to him, he knows it must be deadly serious I want you to put the old unit back together.You do noSeptember 11th changed Reacher s drifter lifestyle in one practical way As well as his folding toothbrush, he now carries photo ID Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to get a message to him, he knows it must be deadly serious I want you to put the old unit back together.You do not mess with the Special Investigators They always watched each other s backs Now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert And six others can t be found at all.You do not mess with Jack Reacher His old buddies are in big trouble, and he won t let that go.Not now, not ever.

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  1. Lee Child was born October 29th, 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part time work in the theater he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen year career as a presentation director during British TV s golden age During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series.Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new installment The first Jack Reacher movie, based on the novel One Shot and starring Tom Cruise and Rosamund Pike, was released in December 2012.Lee has three homes an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever airplane cabin he happens to be in while traveling between the two In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar s Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer He is married with a grown up daughter He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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  1. 4.25 5Bad Luck and Trouble had me anticipating every single page This is one of those books that made me want to turn the pages faster so I could see what would happen next, but at the same time, made me so scared just thinking about all the bad things that could possibly happen to the protagonists.The story started off with a shocking scene where a man was sent free falling 3,000 feet into the empty California desert below Shortly, in Chicago, a woman learned that her old friend, an ex army inv [...]

  2. Dear god, the sentences get shorter and shorter as this series goes on, and Reacher gets and tremendous I love the way he tells us so much with so little to go on, and the way that he s always one step ahead and the reader loves it well, I do I like the author s style but I can imagine it can annoy but I fell in love with Reacher when he was younger and sassier weren t we all and have remained faithful eevr since Some of the other books have been poor on plot, but this one s good though I thin [...]

  3. You don t mess with the special investigatorsd you sure as hell don t step on Reacher s toothbrush.This is Lee Child s 11th Reacher thriller I ve read them all, and I believe it is fair to say, that no other writer has captivated this reader like Mr Child What is it about Reacher In a class by himself Of course There re are lots of hard as nails protagonists out there, from Mike Hammer to Travis McGee to Harry Bosch, but for me, Jack Reacher is not only the toughest, but also my favorite.The New [...]

  4. I hadn t read Reacher in quite some time, so this was my next in the series that I was up to that I had lying around Well actually it was on a book shelf Nothing like reading that great beach read , when my neck of the woods was in single digits Another action packed, petal to the metal, cinematic feel getaway with our favorite loner, Jack maybe why I hadn t picked one up in awhile when I heard that height challenged Cruise was going to play Reacher on the big screen still pisses me off

  5. This one might be the worst of the series.There were a lot of huge plot holes, and I had a hard time following why the protagonist would deliberately do so many incredibly stupid things, that are in theory at least out of character for him The plot twists were so obvious that I was literally rolling my eyes and waiting 50 pages for them to finally come around In one particular case, it was nearly the length of the entire novel Usually in Reacher novels, the pacing is such that you get a decent m [...]

  6. Instead of sleeping, I read this instead Then I had trouble getting to sleep I was still pumped up from Jack Reacher kicking ass Even worse, I had the next book in the series whispering, Read me.

  7. Probably one of the best of the Reacher series I ve read so far They tend to in my opinion of course fun hot and cold I have several on my currently reading shelf right now that I ve read but simply haven t gotten around to reviewing.t.Here while Reacher as opposed to Jack Everyone simply calls called him Reacher, even his parents is drawn into a murderous situation when it comes to his attention that someone is killing off his old team from Army Special Investigations It seems someone had been [...]

  8. Good late night change of pace after reading Austen s archaic prose earlier in evening According to the massive ad campaign for his newest book, Child seems to be the latest boss of the hard boiled crime scene, complete with damaged, loner anti hero hero as protag Only 30 pgs into it, but so far, so good The prose is pretty blunt and spare Hammett than Chandler but effective.I stopped reading a few weeks ago,after a 100 pgs, and haven t felt compelled to return to it Characters seemed to spend [...]

  9. Jesse HolianMrs EbarviaHonors World Lit.November 27, 2007Bad Luck and Trouble Book Review Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child was the novel I read This book is the 11th book, the newest one, in a series about a man named Jack Reacher Some of the other books in this series are The Enemy, The Hard Way, and One Shot Lee Child has also written many short stories including Bloodlines , The Chopin Manuscript , and Death do us Part The newest piece of literature written by Lee Child is Bad Luck and Troub [...]

  10. Chicks Like Action Books TooI have very eclectic taste in books Some might think the Reacher books by Lee Child are suited to a male audience, but, hey, this is the era of the kickass girl.As a woman who took karate in Okinawa decades ago before that was a common thing with an Army tank of a sensei, I like to think I fit the kickass paradigm I wholeheartedly enjoy these books so read on You may find you enjoy them too.If you ve ever watched The Unit starring Dennis Haysbert then it s not a grea [...]

  11. Silly but fun, as long as you don t think about the plot too much Criminal overlord plan If you re worried about an excellent team of investigators showing up to investigate a murder you ve committed, and you want to lure them in on your own terms, wait until after you complete your 65 million deal with terrorists.

  12. Confession I love the whole Jack Reacher thing but this instalment in his deadly antics was a bit of a let down And yet the book had such great potential The start is really gripping and the tempo is 150mph but that s the problem Reacher and his team of old colleagues make all the right moves and deductions, their hunches are always correct and so they figure things out, including who the suspects are so quickly that it makes your head spin Of course, the combat scenes are always one sided but i [...]

  13. The beginning was promising Characters unfolded into the story as humans perceiving the world, justifying themselves, rather than dumb mechanisms executing commands sent by the author That kept me reading and neglecting small hiccups here and there and bloated text As a side note, the book would greatly benefit if it were, say, 25 30 percents shorter The excessive details and repetitions I liked From the big green machine to this were absolutely appropriate but some passages and even whole scene [...]

  14. Jack Reacher, the imposing nomadic action hero of Lee Child s popular series, returns in the 11th book in the series, Bad Luck and Trouble This time, though, he s given up his solo career and getting the band back together What s left of it anyway The band, in this case, is the special military investigative unit he was a part of when he was an Army MP They were a tight knit group of eight six men and two women who had each other s backs Over the years, they may have gone their separate ways and [...]

  15. Another preposterous but fun tale of Jack Reacher This tine dragged into a conspiracy that had already killed at least one member of his former unit the rest of them must reform to seek revenge and save the world.

  16. Thirteenth chronologically in the Jack Reacher thriller series eleventh publication wise This one takes place in L.A.My TakeOh This is such a sad one So many losses.I found it interesting that Child is allowing Jack to age and start to question what he s doing This makes it so real I ve been wondering if when Jack might start to wonder what s happening in and with his life and I love that Child is taking it so slow.It s funny, too, how out of touch he is with modern technology, especially his us [...]

  17. audiobook Reacher is meandering around the northwest when he gets an odd signal in the form of a deposit to his bank account of 1030 As a former MP, he realizes this could be only a bank error, unlikely, or a ten code, i.e 10 30, for officer needs assistance Interestingly, I looked up the official ten code list and 10 30 means unnecessary use of radio the official code for officer needs assistance is 10 78 My favorite is 10 45 What Child s intent is here is unclear A member of their former speci [...]

  18. Book number 11 in the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child I m stuck deciding on one star or two 2.5 would be a gift Calling it dreck would be a compliment It was a bad story, badly written And Lee Child s technique of writing a section, jumping forward in time and writing what happened then, then jumping back in time and explaining what led to what we just read, then jumping forward again was simply annoying Someone should slap him up side the head with a 2x4 at least once for every time he did it [...]

  19. 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 killi [...]

  20. I thought maybe I d simply struck Lee Childs on a bad day when I read the execrable The Affair after all, a series can t be that bad when it manages to maintain readership for 16 books, can it I thought I d do fair duty, and pick up another one Bad Luck and Trouble isn t as bad as The Affair, but it s not far short Once again, it s a series of clumsily narrated, unbelievable escapades in violence and bull headed machismo, glorifying the simple minded excesses of a cast of sociopathic cartoon fig [...]

  21. Ok, so this one was a little far fetched, but that is why they call it fiction I would rather have a little bit of something improbable than a whole lot of nonsense throughout the whole book I m skipping books on my shelves just to read a Reacher novel and that says a lot about the writer, the characters, and the type of mysteries I love I enjoy the feeling I get when I can relax and detach myself, as Reacher does and just solve a puzzling crime I ve become familiar with Reacher and his ways and [...]

  22. I admit it Jack Reacher has drawn me in to his harsh gritty world This is a great thriller, true, but I have most fun figuring out what his response to challenges will be What would Reacher do That question keeps me reading UPDATE after second reading this installment is unusual because Reacher spends quite a bit of time comparing his life to that of his peers.

  23. Jack Reacher, giant 6 5 blue eyed blonde, ham sized hands , broke and second hand discard scruffy, seems incompatible with small brown eyes and hair, sleek leather jacket Tom Cruise, although author supports spirit brought to screen effectively for One Shot youtube watch v kK7y8O jackreachermovie His U.S Army Military Police unit of nine had motto you do not mess with the special investigatiors , but some surprise takes out, starves, torures, and kills four like real brothers than brother offic [...]

  24. First successful audiobook start to finish, not usually my thing but decided to give it another try after failing at audiobooks a few years back Bad luck and trouble is book 11 and I think Lee Child hit a sweet spot in this series somewhere in the middle and I just loved this story The story brings in his old crew the special investigators and they compliment Reacher so well it really helps the book The majority location is also LA and to me this is a fun setting since I live in the area I don t [...]

  25. Jack is mad Some of his friends are being targeted and are killed in a gruesome way He s decided to get to the person responsible and collects some of his team to get them.

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