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  • Published: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857500144
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $26.00

Bad Luck And Trouble

(Jack Reacher 11)




You do not mess with Reacher, in Lee Child’s irresistible new No.1 bestseller.

You DO NOT MESS with the Special Investigators!

The 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.

So 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.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857500144
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world and have sold over one hundred million copies. Two blockbusting Jack Reacher movies have been made so far. He is the recipient of many awards, most recently the CWA’s Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction, the International Thriller Writers’ ThrillerMaster, and the Theakstons Old Peculier Outstanding Contribution to Crime Fiction Award.

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Praise for Bad Luck And Trouble

“The invicible Reacher is as irresistible as ever. ”

Sunday Telegraph

“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.”

Sunday Times

“[Reacher] has long since gained mythical status...storytelling of the highest order: lean, laconic, laced with tension.”

Evening Standard

“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.”

Daily Express

“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.”

Daily Mirror

“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.”

Yorkshire Evening Post

“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.”

Kirkus - starred review

“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.”

Booklist - starred review


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