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“The invincible Reacher is as irresistible as ever.” (Sunday Telegraph)

You do not mess with Jack Reacher.

He is as close to untraceable as a person can get. A loner comfortable in his anonymity and solitude. So when a member of his old Army unit finds a way to contact him, he knows this has to be serious.

You do not mess with the Special Investigators.

In the past the elite team always watched each other’s backs. Now one of them has shown up dead in the California desert and six more are missing.

Reacher’s old buddies are in big trouble, and he can’t let that go.


Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Bad Luck and Trouble is the 11th in the series.

© Lee Child 2007 (P) Penguin Audio 2011

Critics Review

  • 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
  • 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
  • Child is a great storyteller, building plots that, although complex, are as compelling as they are ultimately logical. Put it this way – the reader never feels conned. Also, Reacher is the sort of cool but ultra-tough good guy who’ll stop at nothing to get to the truth . . . another sure-fire hit.

    Daily Mirror
  • [Reacher] has long since gained mythical status…storytelling of the highest order: lean, laconic, laced with tension.

    Evening Standard
  • 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

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