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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher Novels)

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ISBN13: 9780515153651
ISBN10: 0515153656
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Introducing Reacher: The First Jack Reacher Novel

New Introduction by the Author

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.

See Jack Reacher now in his first major motion picture.

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

Review:

“I love the larger-than-life hero, Jack Reacher. I grew up a fan of John Wayne’s and Clint Eastwood’s movies, and it’s great to see a man of their stature back in business. Lee Child grabs you with the first line and never loosens his grip. Killing Floor is a terrific ride.” Nevada Barr, author of High Country

Review:

“This is a kick-ass first novel by the very talented Lee Child. Hero Jack Reacher has presence and dimension — a man you definitely want on your side. Child has a sure touch and a strong voice. Definitely a talent to watch.” Lynn S. Hightower, author of High Water

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. He can be contacted through his website.

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aballard1983, February 23, 2014 (view all comments by aballard1983)
Amazing!! Child knows how to keep you wanting more. Couldn't put this book down and cant wait to start reading the next one. Best author out there.
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ewhatley, February 20, 2013 (view all comments by ewhatley)
I've been reading the Jack Reacher series for years. Last year I went back to the beginning to read Killing Floor and it was an excellent read. Lee Child has created an enjoyable and memorable character and never fails to entertain. And by the way, for you movie fans, Tom Cruise is NOT Jack Reacher. Would love to see more Reacher movies with better casting.
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Sobri, February 18, 2013 (view all comments by Sobri)
This was a fantastic book! My first time reading a Lee Child book, but definitely not the last. This was the first book in the series of Jack Reacher by Lee Child and I will definitely be reading through the whole set after reading this book. It had a good mix of wry humor, thrill and suspense which kept my attention through the end. Absolutely recommend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780515153651
Author:
Child, Lee
Publisher:
Jove Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Mass Market
Series:
Jack Reacher
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
6.7 x 4.32 x 1.15 in 0.44 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 560 pages Jove Books - English 9780515153651 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.”
"Review" by , “I love the larger-than-life hero, Jack Reacher. I grew up a fan of John Wayne’s and Clint Eastwood’s movies, and it’s great to see a man of their stature back in business. Lee Child grabs you with the first line and never loosens his grip. Killing Floor is a terrific ride.”
"Review" by , “This is a kick-ass first novel by the very talented Lee Child. Hero Jack Reacher has presence and dimension — a man you definitely want on your side. Child has a sure touch and a strong voice. Definitely a talent to watch.”
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