Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24)by Published 29 Oct 2019
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“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.
"Blue Moon (Jack Reacher, #24)" Reviews
I am a big fan of Jack Reacher. I have over the years primarily read this series on audiobooks. Dick Hill has narrated all the series until the last book when he retired. To me, Dick Hill was Jack Reacher. I am a fan of Scott Brick, the new narrator of the series, but I am having problems adjusting to Brick as Reacher. Oh well, I will adapt.
In this book Reacher takes on two gangs to help an elderly couple who have borrowed money from the gangs. The book is well written and the plot twists and turns. The story is action packed with lots of violence. The book is easy to read and almost impossible to put down. Lee Child’s is a master storyteller. I can hardly wait for the next Reacher book.
I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. The book is eleven hours and twenty-one minutes. Scott Brick does a good job narrating the book. Brick is a well-known award-winning narrator.
As you know, I'm a fan of Lee Child. This one's pure escapism: well-plotted; action-packed, adventurous. The plot is basically a reworking of A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, and it was a lot of fun, but I sense this enormous franchise now starting to feel slightly creaky and tired. In previous books, there's distinctly more characterization, more plot, fewer guns. In this one, there are a lot more guns, but very rudimentary characterization, which may be what the films need, but which I rather miss in print. The love interest, Abby, is such a generic character that if the author hadn't kept describing her (gamine, dressed in black, inexplicably good with a gun, refreshingly undemanding in bed) I would have forgotten she was there at all. The elderly couple he's helping are barely characterized at all. Maybe I'm just tired right now, and this wasn't the book I needed. Maybe on another day I'll re-read it, and it will hit the spot perfectly. On the other hand, all good things come to an end, and I can sense Reacher starting to age. I think that if some of that weariness could transfer to the character's behaviour and interactions, I might enjoy the journey more. As it is, though, I feel that I'm stuck in a loop, going over the same old ground, with someone who does this very well, but who doesn't really want to be there.
Typical Reacher, much more so than the last few books. Much violence in this one. Cold-blooded murder. Has Reacher ever said to a woman “Come with me” before?
Reacher Shows A Different Side, Assisting An Old Couple ..
I Still love Jack Reacher!! Off a bus, his usual travel mode, following a young guy who seemed too interested in an envelope that an elder man carried in his pocket. This guy got off after the man, and Reacher, with his unique understanding of human nature, follows to stop the inevitable bad from happening! What follows is Reacher feeling for the elderly couple, dealing with thugs who are money-lenders in their neighborhood.
Jack is still quick in his decisions, knowing who a person is upon meeting them, and his ability to take care of any problems he notes. He meets several people willing to help him, who seem to know where he comes from, and a woman who believes in him.
I enjoyed this thrilling read, love seeing Jack make the right decision,and have interesting companions who stand beside him although they do have lives of their own. I give this book 5 STARS, and am amazed that after reading Reacher's story for many years, I still am breathless as I quickly turn the pages!!
Jack Reacher was in the military for many years. Then he wasn't. And he didn't really belong anywhere. So he wanders the country, doing what he thinks is right and heaven help whoever gets in his way. This chapter of his story doesn't focus on his wanderings. It basically works as a full-steam ahead adventure even though not everything is always realistic. Here, he wanders off a greyhound bus, thinking an old guy with an envelope full of money is going to attract trouble and finds himself in the middle of a battle between Albanian and Ukrainian organized crime syndicates. With an unlikely posse of sassy waitresses and musicians, Reacher takes on the gangs. Overall. It works as an action packed adventure and one you just can't put down.