Blue Moon (Signed Book) (Jack Reacher Series #24)

Blue Moon (Signed Book) (Jack Reacher Series #24)

by Lee Child

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#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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593156551
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/16/2019
Series: Jack Reacher Series
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of twenty-three New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, with fourteen having reached the #1 position, and the #1 bestselling complete Jack Reacher story collection, No Middle Name. All his novels have been optioned for major motion pictures—including Jack Reacher (based on One Shot) and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in one hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.


Birmingham, England

Date of Birth:


Place of Birth:

Coventry, England


Sheffield University

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Blue Moon 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I wait a year for Lee child book and have never been so disappointed. I felt like I was reading some other author. so very sad. I live to read. oct 2020. hope for the best
Anonymous 3 months ago
Yeah I was surprised by the amount of slaughter in this story. Obviously getting a nod towards a John Wick screenplay.
Anonymous 20 days ago
The premise worked for me but it soon got totally out of hand. Ending is so implausible. Will leave out the details for those who choose to read it but advise you pass it by. Big disappointment from one of my favorite authors. Please go back to what you do best. For me a good story is one with at least some credibility.
Anonymous 24 days ago
Blue Moon is Jack Reacher #24, and I have read them all. This will be the last. If Blue Moon had been written first, nobody would have published #2. The violence is so over the top that it is comic. Superman, cape and all, must stand aside when Jack Reacher enters the room because the Man of Steel melts to insignificance in the face of Reacher's unlimited physical prowess, his perfect omnipotence, charisma, and magnetic sex appeal. Even James Bond has to use a little seduction; in Reacher’s world, the only attractive female character in the story automatically takes him to bed as many times as she can, helps him kill several dozen people, and then wistfully waves goodbye as he rides off into the sunrise on the next Greyhound bus. She’ll have time for a nap before her next shift as a barmaid. The bad guys are portrayed as primitive, brutal savages in silk ties and town cars, but despite their ascendancy over their city and law enforcement they operate more like Wiley Coyote. In the presence of Reacher, they die so enthusiastically that their serial terminations resemble repeated lemming migrations. And through it all, Jack Reacher is so immune from personal harm that he doesn’t even need to buy his usual new clothes. The Fender bass he uses to punctuate the lone bad-guy survivor suffers more damage. This book is a mindless cartoon with never a moment’s doubt about what will happen next. Don’t waste your time.
Blue_Ink 30 days ago
I have read all of the Reacher novels. Some of course are stronger than others but I always look forward to them. This book, to me feels like it could have a subtitle, "Slaughter in a small town". I am disappointed.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Getting to that ridiculas point in his writing
Anonymous 3 months ago
Read every Reacher book. This does not even come close to a good rating. Predictable to the point of reading page one and then the last. Third grade reading, at best, Plot was poor, unbelievable, etc. Save your money.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Eastern European gangs are every where and not this easy to deal with. But it's fiction and entertaining.
albakar 4 months ago
albakaar says the book is okayish and not that great and since i have read it can have it too
Anonymous 17 days ago
Used to love this author. Not convinced he has much left to write, as his work is consistently getting worse. Taking Child off my must read list,
AHHP 3 months ago
I was so disappointed in this book. There was much too much detail regarding everything they did. I skimmed over those parts. They got tedious. The other characters were good and I didn’t mind the violence. After all-that’s what Jack Reacher does. Lee Child-next time please don’t feel like you have to go into enormous detail to make a book longer. Your plots are good enough.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Entertaining, but pretty predictable
Darksidetats 16 days ago
I would have to say that i awaited this new novel with hope and anticipation. I was very disappointed. did not have the normal Reacher feel. Almost as if Lee Child didn't write this one. I can only hope he gets it together for the next one or it will be my last.
goldieinaz 16 days ago
Couldn’t put the book down! Loved it.
MonnieR 28 days ago
With the possible exception of a book detailing the battles of World War II, I think it would be hard to find one with a body count as high as this one. If blood and guts in just about every chapter is your thing, you'll love everything about it. Honestly, multiple murders, no matter how gruesome, usually don't bother me, but too many happen here that just don't seem to be justified even if the victims are really, really bad guys. In this case, they're members of rival Albanian and Ukrainian gangs who have made an uneasy peace running their loan shark and "protection" rackets in the smallish town where the bus carrying Jack Reacher to just about anywhere makes a pitstop. As he's about to step off, Reacher sees an about-to-happen robbery of an elderly man and steps in to thwart it. He then learns the man and his wife have borrowed money from the wrong people, resulting in dire consequences if it's not repaid pronto. Taking pity on the couple - who were victims of circumstances with which most readers would sympathize - Reacher decides to do what he can to take care of the problem. Temporarily, at least, his idea works - but it doesn't take Reacher long to realize he's put himself smack dab in the middle of a turf war with the take-no-prisoners gangs. If he's going to make things all better - even with a little help from a couple of brawny friends and one tiny but tough waitress - Reacher himself must adopt a take-no-prisoners approach. In addition to the murders are numerous car chases, narrow escapes and, of course the wry humor for which Reacher (via the author) is known. One in particular tickled me, as he and the waitress drive the mob getaway car they've stolen (but not before loading three newly deceased mobsters in the trunk. As the back end of the car bounces into the road multiple times during their getaway, those extra 600 pounds, Reacher muses, were "Maybe never taken into account during the Lincoln's design process." All told, the book is easy to read and entertaining, if perhaps a bit implausible (the extensive deductive reasoning of Reacher and his cronies alone is daunting, to say the least). If you like your heroes strong in mind and body and love constant knock-'em-down, shoot-'em-up action, this one's for you. For me, it was just a little too far over the top.
mystery-loverTX 3 months ago
One of the concepts that makes the Jack Reacher series so entertaining is Reacher appearing to be a mortal man with extraordinary abilities who wanders around getting into and out of unusual situations he encounters. This book went too far and is almost comical. Reacher finds perfect strangers and enlists them to put their lives at risk to help in his endeavors, and to escape every dangerous situation he & they find find themselves in. The bad guys definitely took a beating, but I found the story line to be weak and the situations and outcomes unbelievable in the extreme. Unlike Reacher, you can't win them all.
besu 3 months ago
This was my first Jack Reacher story and it didn’t disappoint. I went in knowing what type of read this would be and it was exactly that. There was a lot of suspension of disbelief. Jack Reacher is just a little all too knowing. He predicts all kinds of scenarios and is almost always correct. The story begins with Jack randomly rescuing an older man from a robbery and turns into a struggle against several organized crime syndicates. Along the way random people seem to just drop everything, even abandoning their jobs, residences and cars to help him. It was a little far-fetched. The most unbelievable character was Abby the waitress who turned into Jack Reacher’s action figure partner. There were some instances where the dialogue had me shaking my head but overall, I liked it. It was what it purported to be, an action packed thriller with mostly good fighting evil. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
ThePolyBlog 3 months ago
BOTTOM-LINE: Still classic Reacher, albeit more violent than usual . PLOT OR PREMISE: Reacher wanders into a town and accidentally flames the fires of a turf war between the Albanian and Ukainian mobs. . WHAT I LIKED: The progression from what Reacher sees at the start to the war with the 2 mobs is awesome, and the almost slapstick element the way the mob interprets what's happening reminded me of the Remo Williams series. Good escalation throughout. . WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: The secondary characters were a bit, well, odd. Too ready to jump in and kill bad guys, and the waitress can suddenly figure out battle plans. Plus, Reacher is too violent even for him, regardless of the repeated justification of the shoe being on the other foot. . DISCLOSURE: I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him on social media.
Juliapicks1 3 months ago
Reacher is my man. In this latest book, Child has gotten more aggressive with Reacher frequently using a gun and driving a car. These are both relatively new for Reacher, but as readers, we need to see our favorite characters evolve just as we do or the characters get stale. Child keeps Reacher fresh and exciting with each new adventure. The story begins with Reacher on a bus watching a fellow rider figure out how to rob an old man that is also on the bus. Reacher gets off the bus to prevent the old man from any danger. The adventure begins and the good guy wins but not without making it clear that he lives another day but will not always live another day. Reacher is clear that his time will run out at some point, from my point of view I certainly hope it is not for a long time.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I just don't know about this one. Maybe it was the story about two gangs taking over a city.
colo48 3 months ago
This Jack Reacher book needs some kind of emotional component. The entire book is about tactical warfare, the body count is unbelievably high, and Jack Reacher emerges the hero without a scratch. A little more personal story details, sympathy, etc., and less counting doors and hit men. Could be better.
Ratbruce 3 months ago
Lee Child never disappoints. Blue Moon is a fast paced, action filled Jack Reacher novel. Typical Jack Reacher, he hooks up with the waitress, and she helps him take down the bad guys to help an elderly couple who have gotten in over their head with a loan shark. Jack Reacher fans will devour this in a day or two like I did.
Mike Scheetz 3 months ago
I'm a long time Lee Child and Jack Reacher fan. I don't think was one of their best works.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I cannot wait for the next Jack Reacher book. Will start at number 1 and reread them all again.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Good read