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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child


“You do not mess with the special investigators.”  Reacher reunites with his old unit in this terrorism focused thriller. (BTW I am not having a Lee Child love fest. I am trying to read his Reacher books in order.)

Reacher’s unit reflected his own dynamic ethics.   “You do not mess with the special investigators”, was followed up by dramatic action.   Then they all left the service.   Years later Reacher is contacted because one of his special investigators is in trouble.   Predictably Reacher and the others come together to help their friend.

Regardless of how you feel about vigilante justice you have to love the camaraderie and loyalty that Jack Reacher incorporated in his unit.  Their stalwart defense of their own is admirable. 

Once again there is a great deal of violence and if you are Old Testament oriented much of it is explainable.  Good character studies and a solid plot are once again very much a part of this page turner. 

Repeating myself, Child has a very vivid imagination.  He comes up with some amazingly despicable people.   Some of this book was hard to read but fits perfectly with Reacher’s style of justice. 

You can’t really describe Jack Reacher as a hard man with a soft heart because the soft spots on his heart are not readily accessible.  He is a hard man with an overdeveloped sense of justice, perhaps not legally acceptable justice but justice never the less.

As in all the Jack Reacher books I have read so far, there is non-stop action and lots of violence.  

I enjoyed the book and I recommend the book.

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