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Blue Moon

A Jack Reacher Novel

by Lee Child

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Blue Moon by Lee Child
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  • Published Oct 2019
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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.

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"Readers will cheer...Child is at the top of his game in this nail-biter." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Jack Reacher is back, kindly helping an elderly couple, and as always no good deed goes unpunished. Some interesting stats: a Jack Reacher novel is sold every nine seconds somewhere in the world, and the last 12 Reacher hardcovers all debuted in the top spot on the New York Times best sellers list." - Library Journal

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I love Lee Child’s writing style. And his character Jack Reacher. I’ve read most if not all of his books. And loved them. This one was a struggle. Whether or not it would have been had I not read the rest of the books, I don’t know.

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Lee Child Author Biography

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Lee Child was born in the exact geographic center of England, in the heart of the industrial badlands. Never saw a tree until he was twelve. It was the sort of place where if you fell in the river, you had to go to the hospital for a mandatory stomach pump. The sort of place where minor disputes were settled with box cutters and bicycle chains. He's got the scars to prove it.

But he survived, got an education, and went to law school, but only because he didn't want to be a lawyer. Without the pressure of aiming for a job in the field, he figured it would be a relaxing subject to study. He spent most of the time in the university theater - to the extent that he had to repeat several courses, because he failed the exams - and then went to work for Granada Television in ...

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