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One Shot: A Reacher Novel

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Publisher Comments:

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.

And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter — a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right — and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning — and then beat him shot for shot.

Review:

"Nothing is what it seems in the riveting puzzle, as vivid set pieces and rapid-fire dialogue culminate in a slam-bang showdown in the villains' lair. As usual, Child makes the most of Reacher's dry wit, cut-to-the-chase psychology and stubborn taciturnity — in short, this is a vintage double play for author and leading man." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"In marked contrast to the brooding figures who otherwise dominate contemporary detective stories, Reacher is not one for self-doubt. His is a two-fisted decency. But Mr. Child also gives him amazing powers of deduction, a serious conscience and the occasional touch of tenderness. It's a wildly improbable mixture, one that can't be beat." Janet Maslin, the New York Times

Review:

"Another taut thriller with plot twists and tension to the very end; fans will be torn between reading slowly to prolong their pleasure or skimming quickly to see how Reacher makes it out alive. Superlative suspense fiction by a master." Library Journal

Review:

"Reacher's back...gonzo action...canny plotting, tight prose, swift tempo." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"[W]ithout question Lee Childs' best outing with protagonist Jack Reacher in several years. From the opening sniper sequence to the final surprising disclosures about the bad guys, this one crackles with excitement." St. Petersburg Times

Synopsis:

Originally published in hardcover: New York: Delacorte Press, 2005.

About the Author

Lee Child is the author of nine thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader and The Enemy. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in thirty-nine territories. Child, a native of England and former television writer, lives in New York City, where he is at work on his tenth Jack Reacher thriller, The Hard Way.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440246077
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Child, Lee
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Author:
Child, Lee, Editor/Steve
Publisher:
Dell
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Tall paperback
Series:
Jack Reacher Novels
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.58x4.24x1.18 in. .60 lbs.

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Product details 496 pages Dell Publishing Company - English 9780440246077 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Nothing is what it seems in the riveting puzzle, as vivid set pieces and rapid-fire dialogue culminate in a slam-bang showdown in the villains' lair. As usual, Child makes the most of Reacher's dry wit, cut-to-the-chase psychology and stubborn taciturnity — in short, this is a vintage double play for author and leading man."
"Review" by , "In marked contrast to the brooding figures who otherwise dominate contemporary detective stories, Reacher is not one for self-doubt. His is a two-fisted decency. But Mr. Child also gives him amazing powers of deduction, a serious conscience and the occasional touch of tenderness. It's a wildly improbable mixture, one that can't be beat."
"Review" by , "Another taut thriller with plot twists and tension to the very end; fans will be torn between reading slowly to prolong their pleasure or skimming quickly to see how Reacher makes it out alive. Superlative suspense fiction by a master."
"Review" by , "Reacher's back...gonzo action...canny plotting, tight prose, swift tempo."
"Review" by , "[W]ithout question Lee Childs' best outing with protagonist Jack Reacher in several years. From the opening sniper sequence to the final surprising disclosures about the bad guys, this one crackles with excitement."
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in hardcover: New York: Delacorte Press, 2005.
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