Teaser Tuesdays: Bad Luck and Trouble


I read Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child last week and couldn’t help but be amused by the method the protagonist Jack Reacher uses to create a passcode.

I’d probably write out my birthday, month, day, year, and find the nearest prime number.

Actually that would be a problem, because there would be two equally close, one exactly seven less and one exactly seven more.

So I guess I’d use the square root instead, rounded to three decimal points. Ignore the decimal point, that would give me six numbers, all different.

~ Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child

Do you put such a lot of effort into creating passcodes? I have a method for passcode creation too, but it’s nothing so convoluted as Jack Reacher’s πŸ™‚ .

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) β€œteaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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  • Ashna

    I have never put that much thought into my passcodes. Maybe I should. Thanks for sharing Here’s my Teaser

  • Missie

    My dad loves Lee Child but I have never read anything by him. I will have to check this out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  • LOL, this one is already on my TBR list. I came late to Child’s Jack Reacher series, so I have a way to go.

    Mine is also a series, The Family Way from Rhys Bowen’s Molly Murphy series. http://wp.me/pZnGI-9f

  • Sandra Nachlinger

    That’s a great Teaser. His method of choosing a password tells us a lot about the character. Most of us wouldn’t even consider going to that much trouble.
    My Teaser is from RYELEE’S COWBOY.

  • Michelle

    This teaser brought a smile. I would continue reading.

    My TT is Here:

  • Juli Rahel

    I’m one of those people who always uses the same password for everything ever since I started to need passwords at the ago of twelve! I only knew of Jack Reacher as an, apparently, bad movie, but this sounds like a really fun teaser so I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    My Tuesday Intro

    Juli @ Universe in Words

  • BethFishReads

    I have to get back to this series! Good teaser.

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