By Lee Child
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.
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Dull and rambling1By jackmayyWorst Reacher novel I’ve read, and I’ve read them all, most more than once. I suspect Lee Child is not the one writing these latest books...
Predictably terrible1By theOGbatmanThese series has gone to trash. The entire books are now a slow overly explained build to a boring obvious confrontation. Ha e read every book and regretted spending the time on the last 3-4. My fault for expecting more. Just incredibly bad.
Finally smart again4By Big Max 1this book is much much better than I expected, considering how the last 2 weren't that good - Reach goes back to being smart and analytical, which is very satisfying.
Blue Moon1By WritekidWorst book ever by this author. The book is more of a blatant attack on the women of Ukraine than a novel. The author did not do his research and it shows. I’ll never read him again.
Good plot, interesting story5By Tindermeat101I’d say one of Lee Child’s better 50% of Jack Reacher novels.
Blue Moon2By InvestigatorgcI have read them all and love the series. However, this one was not at all realistic, was a tad boring and over the top with loose ends.
Blue Moon3By Matooz07Tough to read. Caught up in too much minutiae. Situations just too extreme to be plausible. Write it a little more realistic, let Hollywood gloss up the movie version.
Boring and Predictable1By Barefoot SCDo not waste money. This book was full of wasted words just to make more pages. So unlike this author. You can skip entire chapter and miss nothing. Very disappointed
Fine but not great3By adamsm55The book was missing a few important points. In most Reacher books the violence is offset by knowing that the bad guy deserves it. The bad guy usually has done something horrible and unsettling to the point where you feel like someone needs to hurt him. That’s staple of most Reacher books. However this one fell flat. The bad guy wasn’t bad enough and it shows. You don’t feel like the Reacher crusade is justified. Second the person in trouble was so non-sensical that it is hard to feel like there is a motivating story that causes all the chaos and mayhem that is to come. A lot of reviews call this book violent but it’s no more violent than any other Reacher story. What’s really happening is that you can’t buy into the violence being necessary because their isn’t enough reason to believe those on the receiving end of the violence deserve it.
Blue meaning let down.1By Jimmy Fingersone of the weakest in the series