By Lee Child
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the next highly anticipated installment of Lee Child’s acclaimed suspense series, Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple . . . and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet.
“Jack Reacher is today’s James Bond, a thriller hero we can’t get enough of.”—Ken Follett
“This is a random universe,” Reacher says. “Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.”
This isn’t one of those times.
Reacher is on a Greyhound bus, minding his own business, with no particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there. Then he steps off the bus to help an old man who is obviously just a victim waiting to happen. But you know what they say about good deeds. Now Reacher wants to make it right.
An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
Reacher has to stay one step ahead of the loan sharks, the thugs, and the assassins. He teams up with a fed-up waitress who knows a little more than she’s letting on, and sets out to take down the powerful and make the greedy pay. It’s a long shot. The odds are against him. But Reacher believes in a certain kind of justice . . . the kind that comes along once in a blue moon.
I Can’t Read Any More1By Further LookingI have read the entire series and they used to be good/great. I expect a “story” and am willing to allow for semi-unbelievable. But this book is horrendous. It is as if the author took a formula for beginning, middle and end and then forced a crappy story into it. Really. Do not spend money on this book.
Blue moon1By ?WallyTime for child to put his pen down. A terrible story. His best books are with the fewest violent encounters. This was replete with constant unbelievable fights. No character development. Boring. Usually I plow thru his books. This took weeks. If this were his first book I never would have bought another.
Not His Best3By FAH76Having read all of the Reacher series, comparatively, Childs work here is weak. Some bodies, ok. Good against bad, ok. Same ending, ok. But bodies everywhere? In numbers in the 20 + ? Really too far out.
Blue Moon3By lexislimemaker_lovesitNot impressed by this dark, brooding Reacher. Still worth the read, but where is the famous Reacher wit?
Don’t believe the negative reviews4By MCAL55This is another awesome JR novel and I’ve read them all. Is it the best one? No, but it is a fun and great read. Do I read Lee Childs for academic nonfiction stories, no. To those who say Jack Reacher is out of character, what have you read before? Sure, Jack is a bit more aggressive in this story, but he’s not supposed to be a righteous teddy bear character. Enjoy
Uh oh1By Hat36Tired city, tired characters, tired book tired reader.
Exactly what you expect5By Matt1859If you liked the other 23 you will like this one - same story different town. A good read in true Reacher style.
Blue Moon5By Golden OlderIt actually makes me feel bad to give this book such a poor review. I've read just about every one every one of the Child books and look forward to each new release with anticipation. However this one is a stinker.The scenario is ludicrous with Albanian and Ukrainian rival gangs controlling opposite sides of an American "small town USA" place. Reacher arrives and kills all the bad guys before he is through, including chopping the head off one of them. In this bomb, Reacher is turned into a seriously screwed up ex Army Major who manages to give all the drug lords millions to poor parents of a 30ish daughter with cancer who, by the way, have been loan shared into poverty by the gangs, etc., etc. Need I go on!!! I think Lee lost it on this one and his previous effort was a downer too. You can do yourself a favor, (as Trump would say), and avoid a bad experience, at least once in a blue moon, by skipping this book. I hope Lee can get it back together, he may need an "Intervention", before it is too late. Something is wrong. A sad Lee Child Fan, Marty
I bit far fetched2By Dufusface1Have read all the Reacher books. This one was by far the hardest to read and at times was boring with the repetitive dialog. Soon all characters had taken the Reacher mode of talking. The killing of hoards of bad guys was over the top. The ability to kill those hoards with no appearance of law enforcement was a stretch. It was a tough one to swallow. Sorry Jack you missed it on this one.
THE SLIDE CONTINUES2By Cosmos41I am halfway through and bored to death. The plot to date is boring and the action not your typical Jack Reacher. I will finish this book but will not buy another until I have read the reviews. Mr Child seems to have lost his way