Maryland Blogger: Book Recommendation: Blue Moon by Lee Child

Book Recommendation: Blue Moon by Lee Child

Book Recommendation: Blue Moon by Lee Child


Blue Moon (2019) is the latest Jack Reacher thriller by The New York Times bestselling British author Lee Child. This fast reading novel is another good selection for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and his books. This is book number 24 in this series and Dolores and I have read all of them.


Lee Child

James Dover Grant CBE, primarily known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British author who writes thriller novels, and is best known for his Jack Reacher novel series. The books follow the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States.


Books by Lee Child


Goodreads Review of Blue Moon

“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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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • November 24 2019 08:42PM


Good morning Roy. Your reading pace continues to impress! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

Good Friday morning to all. I hope you are reading a good book. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago

My dad and my wife love Lee Child books.  I have only read a couple so far.  Good Friday morning to you!

Posted by Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, Realtor (eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277)) 6 months ago

Sounds like a good read for thriller book worms out there, Roy.  I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Hi Roy... sounds like a good one to put on the reading list for a future airplane trip! Trust you enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 6 months ago


I have not been a fan of Lee Child.  I will have to revisit this again.  When we were in Italy I remember taking a picture of a clematic bush full of those pods, it was truly beautiful, but of course, your photo is exquisite. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

Thank you for sharing Roy Kelley

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 6 months ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago