Saturday 29 June 2019

Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child - Jack Reacher Book 11

Bad Luck and Trouble
Jack Reacher Book 11
Lee Child
Delacorte Press
Penguin Random House Canada
ISBN 9780385340557
eISBN 9780440336853

Reacher has been out of the army over ten years when this story begins. At one point in his previous life as an MP Military Policy he was the CO Commanding Officer of an elite unit. They had a motto: ‘You do not mess with the Special Investigators!’ and someone has done just that. Frances Neagley, likely the only person who could track Reacher down has done so. She sent him a secret message. And it did not take him long to figure it out. Neagley informs Reacher that someone has been targeting their old unit. She has not been able to reach any of them and knows that at east one is dead for sure. 

In a story that travels back and forth from LA to Vegas. The deeper they dig the less they know. And as the confirmed body count climbs. Reacher must take a step back and re-evaluate their initial assumptions. As they slowly peace things together they realize that the implications of their intel goes way beyond a group of 8 friends and former co-workers. It might have national or international consequences. 

This is the 11th Reacher novel I have read, and it was great to encounter so many characters who had only been mentioned in passing. Other than Neagley, I do not recall meeting any of the others. He dedication to his former team is equal to that of his older brother. The story is intense and one of the better ones in the series. 

I freely admit that I am slightly addicted to the Jack Reacher Books! I have read 10 other novels, Jack Reacher's Rules, the short story collection and 5 other published short stories for a total of 18 works in 13 weeks. And every time I finish one, it is a coin toss for what one I will pick up next. But so far only one story has not bene great, most of them are good reads and a few like this one are great! Now to toss a coin and figure out what one to read next. 

Another great read in the Reacher series one of the best. 

Books by Lee Child:
Jack Reacher Books Publishing Order:

Killing Floor
Die Trying
The Visitor /Running Blind
Echo Burning
Without Fail
The Enemy
One Shot
The Hard Way
Bad Luck and Trouble
Nothing to Lose
Gone Tomorrow
61 Hours
Worth Dying For
The Affair
A Wanted Man
Never Go Back
Make Me
Night School
The Midnight Line
Past Tense
Blue Moon

The Sentinel Jack Reacher's Rules

Reacher Short Stories and Novella’s:
No Middle Name – Complete Collected Short Stories
Stories in No Middle Name Collection:
Too Much Time
Second Son
Deep Down
Guy Walks into A Bar
James Penney’s New Identity
High Heat
Everyone Talks
Not A Drill
Small Wars
Maybe They Have A Tradition

No Room At The Motel
The Picture of the Lonely Diner

Other Short Stories:
The Fourth Man
The Christmas Scorpion
Faking a Murderer with Kathy Reichs
Cleaning the Gold with Karin Slaughter
Good and Valuable Consideration with Joseph Finder

Other Books by Lee Child
The Hero
Jack Reacher: A Mysterious Profile

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