Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child
(Jack Reacher, No. 11)

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

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…

About Lee Child

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Lee Child is the author of the New York Times bestselling series of Jack Reacher thrillers. 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. Child, a native of England and a former television director, lives in New York City.
Published January 1, 2007 by Delacorte. 386 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Horror, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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In a scorching 11th (The Hard Way, 2006, etc.), Jack Reacher, that murderous moralist, seeks an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye.

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The New York Times

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“Bad Luck and Trouble” unfolds with the simple, immaculate logic that makes Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series utterly addictive.

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Publishers Weekly

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Child’s 11th Jack Reacher novel finds the ultraresourceful, live-by-his-wits loner out for revenge against an unknown foe who, for some reason, is bumping off the members of his old military police squad.

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BC Books

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He’s already working on his twelfth Reacher novel, Play Dirty.

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Book Reporter

When conceiving the Jack Reacher series, bestselling author Lee Child wanted the protagonist to be consistent from book to book.

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Entertainment Weekly

Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels — tightly coiled thrillers about an ex-military cop who metes out lone-wolf justice — would be ridiculous revenge scenarios were the plots not so briskly convincing, the prose so artfully direct, and the action so satisfyingly blunt.

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Loner Jack Reacher is traveling the country as he has been since his retirement from the army a decade ago.

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And they are the best kind of friends, who drop everything to meet him and help him avenge the deaths of other friends.

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Bookmarks Magazine

In the 11th Jack Reacher novel (after The Hard Way 4 of 5 Stars Sept/Oct 2006), the loner ex-military policeman discovers a mathematical SOS signal in his bank account, which he interprets as a cry for help from former colleague Frances Neagley.

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