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Blue Moon by Lee Child

Blue Moon

Jack Reacher 24

Lee Child

Score pending

2 reviews

Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Bantam Press
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 29 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781787632196

Jack Reacher is back in a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child, creator of `today's James Bond, a thriller hero we can't get enough of' (Ken Follett). But they hadn't counted on Jack Reacher arriving on their patch. `Once in a blue moon things turn out just right.'The odds are better with Reacher involved.

3 stars out of 5
13 Oct 2019

"exploits are proficiently recounted and a topical theme is unfurled"

These exploits are proficiently recounted and a topical theme is unfurled; but there’s a slight sense of going through the motions, even (in the Tarantinoesque firefights, and Reacher’s fling with a waitress half his age) of self-parody. And more than a few readers might be troubled by the fact that all the villains are from specific immigrant groups, a departure for Child.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
8 Oct 2019

"While the multiple set-piece face-offs start to pall a little, it is tremendously comforting to be in the hands of Child and his hero"

This time, the nomadic Reacher is on a bus when he sees a thief about to steal a wad of cash from the pocket of an old man and steps in to save the day. The problem isn’t solved, though: as Reacher tries to protect the man and his wife, he finds himself drawn into a turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs for control of a city. While the multiple set-piece face-offs start to pall a little, it is tremendously comforting to be in the hands of Child and his hero – a good man who we know will save the day in the end before moving on, toothbrush in pocket, “just the clothes on his back. No particular place to go, and all the time in the world to get there.”