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ISBN13: 9780425264355
ISBN10: 0425264351
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INTRODUCING JACK REACHER

The bestselling novel featuring the "wonderfully epic hero" (People) who inspired the hit film Jack Reacher.

Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell.

Review:

“All [Jack Reacher novels] are ripping yarns, but....Killing Floor wins awards for Best Corrupt Southern Town in a Summer Novel and Best Exploding Warehouse.” Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

“Combines high suspense with almost nonstop action. Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero: tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable.” People

Review:

“Great style and careful plotting. The violence is brutal…depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense.” The New York Times

Review:

“A complex thriller with layer upon layer of mystery and violence and intrigue....A long unsettling trip that leaves your brain buzzing and your stomach knotted. The author pens nightmarish images as casually as an ordinary writer would dot an ‘i’ or cross a ‘t’.” The Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

“This is such a brilliantly written first novel that [Child] must be channeling Dashiell Hammett....Reacher handles the maze of clues and the criminal unfortunates with a flair that would make Sam Spade proud.” Playboy

Review:

“A tough, compelling thriller with characters who jump off the page.” Houston Chronicle

Review:

“Violent and visceral....A cut above…Reacher is as tough as he is resourceful. An exciting, edge-of-the-chair account. Compelling and relentlessly suspenseful.” The Denver Post

Review:

“Some novelists can write top-notch action and some can create compelling mysteries, yet it’s rare to find both of those skills displayed in a single book. Lee Child’s Killing Floor is one of them. But not content with writing a rip-roaring thriller, Child also gives us one of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction: Jack Reacher. And throws in Southern atmosphere to die for. Here’s to more of the same.” Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector

Review:

“Child serves up a big, rangy plot, menace as palpable as a ticking bomb, and enough battered corpses to make an undertaker grin.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Review:

“Beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcane about currency and counterfeiting....[A] taut and tough-minded first novel....Two scenes of brutal violence in a nearby prison are tendered with exquisite precision, as is a stalking murder inside the baggage area of Atlanta airport.” Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Lee Child is a #1 bestselling author worldwide. His debut novel, Killing Floor, won two awards for best first mystery and was nominated for two more. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have been sold in ninety-five countries. The movie franchise stars Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Child, a native of England, is a former television director. He lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next Jack Reacher thriller.

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peeper_j, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by peeper_j)
This is the first Jack Reacher novel. It is fast-paced, has great dialogue, an intriguing storyline and a fastinating protagonist. What more could one want? Fortunately I read it before I knew Tom Cruise was going to play Jack Reacher in the movie, so I have a vision of Jack Reacher in my mind. Tom Cruise shows no resemblance to my version of Jack. I have since read the second book and will certainly read the third and beyond.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425264355
Author:
Child, Lee
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Jack Reacher
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.01 x 5.18 x 0.92 in 0.7 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 432 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425264355 Reviews:
"Review" by , “All [Jack Reacher novels] are ripping yarns, but....Killing Floor wins awards for Best Corrupt Southern Town in a Summer Novel and Best Exploding Warehouse.”
"Review" by , “Combines high suspense with almost nonstop action. Reacher is a wonderfully epic hero: tough, taciturn, yet vulnerable.”
"Review" by , “Great style and careful plotting. The violence is brutal…depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense.”
"Review" by , “A complex thriller with layer upon layer of mystery and violence and intrigue....A long unsettling trip that leaves your brain buzzing and your stomach knotted. The author pens nightmarish images as casually as an ordinary writer would dot an ‘i’ or cross a ‘t’.”
"Review" by , “This is such a brilliantly written first novel that [Child] must be channeling Dashiell Hammett....Reacher handles the maze of clues and the criminal unfortunates with a flair that would make Sam Spade proud.”
"Review" by , “A tough, compelling thriller with characters who jump off the page.”
"Review" by , “Violent and visceral....A cut above…Reacher is as tough as he is resourceful. An exciting, edge-of-the-chair account. Compelling and relentlessly suspenseful.”
"Review" by , “Some novelists can write top-notch action and some can create compelling mysteries, yet it’s rare to find both of those skills displayed in a single book. Lee Child’s Killing Floor is one of them. But not content with writing a rip-roaring thriller, Child also gives us one of the truly memorable tough-guy heroes in recent fiction: Jack Reacher. And throws in Southern atmosphere to die for. Here’s to more of the same.”
"Review" by , “Child serves up a big, rangy plot, menace as palpable as a ticking bomb, and enough battered corpses to make an undertaker grin.”
"Review" by , “Beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcane about currency and counterfeiting....[A] taut and tough-minded first novel....Two scenes of brutal violence in a nearby prison are tendered with exquisite precision, as is a stalking murder inside the baggage area of Atlanta airport.”
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