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BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense
With his spare and gritty writing style, Child again tosses his remote yet charismatic hero Jack Reacher into an all-too-personal case. With his own highly evolved moral code, Reacher is without doubt one of the most complicated and fascinating heroes around. Child is in a class all by himself.
Ex-military cop Jack's first clue that someone is trying to reach him comes when he discovers an unexpected deposit in his bank account. Reacher then learns from former fellow special investigator Frances Neagley that a member of their former crew has been murdered. Soon, three others are also missing and presumed dead.
This leaves only Reacher, Neagley, David O'Donnell and Karla Dixon from the old days. These people are the only ones confirmed loner Reacher considers true friends, and now they're determined to find their friends' killers and exact vengeance. But despite all their various skills, unlocking the key to this deadly conspiracy may be more complicated and far-reaching than they presume. (DELACORTE, May, 377 pp., $26.00)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: May 2007