ISBN 9780553818109,Bad Luck And Trouble

Bad Luck And Trouble


Lee Child


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9780553818109

ISBN-10 0553818104


Number of Pages 528 Pages
Language (English)

Reference works

You DO NOT MESS with the Special Investigators!nnThe events of 9/11 changed Jack Reacher?s drifter life in a practical way. In addition to his folding toothbrush, he now needs to carry photo ID to get around. Yet he is still as close to untraceable as a human being in America can get.nnSo when a member of his old Army unit manages to get a message to him, he knows it has to be deadly serious. The Special Investigators always watched each other?s backs. Now Reacher must put the old unit back together. Someone has killed one of them, and he can't let that go. About the Author Lee Child is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. He now divides his time between New York and France. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award, and his second, Die Trying, won W H Smith's Thumping Good Read Award. All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former US military cop and maverick drifter, and all have been bestsellers. Table of Contents The invicible Reacher is as irresistible as ever. ,One of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction.,Jack Reacher has the manliness of John Wayne, the coping skills of Jack Bauer, the fieldcraft of John Rambo and the coolness of Dirty Harry.,[Reacher] has long since gained mythical status...storytelling of the highest order: lean, laconic, laced with tension.,Reacher is one of those characters who is admired by his male readers and lusted after by his female ones in equal measure . . . Child's tough-as-nails protagonist has become one of the most appealing of contemporary heroes.,Almost overnight, British author Lee Child created one of the world?s most enduring and popular fiction characters in Jack Reacher . . . Child is a great storyteller . . . the reader never feels conned . . . Another sure-fire hit.,Forget the A-team. If you?re in a fix, and you want help, you need Jack Reacher?.the twists come thick and fast, the false trails are cleverly laid and the surprise developments are genuinely unexpected?Child, as always, delivers.,Perhaps there are action-lit writers more recognizable than Child, but the bet is that none of them will turn in a tighter-plotted, richer-peopled, faster-paced page-turner this year.,As always, the action is intense, the pace unrelenting, and the violence unforgiving. Child remains the reigning master at combining breakneck yet brilliantly constructed plotting with characters who continually surprise us with their depth.