Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child

Bad Luck and Trouble

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2007-05-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,956 Ratings


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lee Child’s A Wanted Man.

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…


  • Don’t Mess with Reacher’s friends…ever!

    By Too much to buy!
    Best book in the series and great choice for season 2 on Amazon Prime. It will give us some Army backstory and introduce non readers to these key people in his life. The only friends he’s ever had. Mr Child kills it every time but there’s nothing better or more satisfying than disposing of a villain the old fashioned way.
  • Bad Luck and Trouble

    By brassfield0401
    A good story. Sorry Reacher lost so many friends. He got his Justice in.
  • Solid read

    By wil.a.m
    Great read!
  • I can’t decide

    By Jeffn66
    Honestly I’m not sure if this one was better than The Hard Way but it was pretty close. I keep reading these and they keep getting better. I’m hooked.
  • Good but Lee doesn’t know guns at all.

    By mitch7340
    Good book, however author certainly doesn’t know fire arms, Glock 19 holds 15, not 17. And the grip it’s slightly wider than a 1911 even though it’s more compact, slightly. If they are all military they would want to use the same guns so magazines are interchangeable
  • Best book that I have read in years!

    By MandieUSA
    You must read this book if you haven’t already! Gripping from page 1 until the end! Excellent Read!
  • Bad Luck And Trouble

    By mkbakersfield
    When life gives you lemons, call Jack Reacher.
  • Unfortunately only average this time

    By Henning the Great
    Not as good as earlier books. Lost his edge and I missed more intense moments. Average read.
  • atco1

    By Atco 1
    Well done. Twist and turns with a couple big surprises. Hope there are more involvements with the three other exMP Investigators.
  • Reacher.....the Man

    By Sgt. Horny USMCR
    Another, “can’t put it down” from the master...Lee Child