One Shot

One Shot

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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, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everything—about a case that isn’t what it seems, about lives tangled in baffling ways, about a killer who missed one shot–and by doing so give Jack Reacher one shot at the truth.…

The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards away–point-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barr’s own words, he understands. And a slam-dunk case explodes. Soon Reacher is teamed with a young defense lawyer who is working against her D.A. father and dueling with a prosecution team that has an explosive secret of its own. Like most things Reacher has known in life, this case is a complex battlefield. But, as always, in battle, Reacher is at his best.

Moving in the shadows, picking his spots, Reacher gets closer and closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. And for Reacher, the only way to take him down is to know his ruthlessness and respect his cunning–and then match him shot for shot….


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is called in by James Barr, a man accused of a lethal sniper attack that leaves five people dead, and teams up with a young defense attorney to find an unseen enemy who is manipulating events.

Baker
& Taylor

Ex- military investigator Jack Reacher is called in by James Barr, the man accused of a lethal sniper attack on a heartland city that leaves five people dead, and teams up with a young defense attorney to find an unseen enemy who is manipulating events behind the scenes. Reprint.

Edition: MM
ISBN: 9780440241027
0440241022
Characteristics: p. ; cm

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mschlien
May 23, 2018

I have not read this but I see it was published in 2009? So this is a re-print correct?

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RedLeaf
Mar 14, 2016

The book and the movie are similar but the book has more characters involved and a clearer movement from clue to clue to reach the conclusion. The reason for the four stars is that this is a good book in the genre and the Jack Reacher series although I wouldn't rate it so highly against what are often called serious writers.

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wilqser
Jun 01, 2014

A Jack Reacher novel which started off rather well but written like a rush job near the end. Too much explaining - pendantic- in the book rather storytelling. Was disappointed and would not recommend.

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PriscillaHowe
Jul 20, 2013

Excellent airplane book or beach read. Very satisfying.

nutty7688 Feb 02, 2013

Quick & Easy Read

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pterry25
Nov 24, 2012

fun read. I can see why Tom Cruise (and many other actors) would want to portray this character.

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gloryb
Oct 22, 2012

I wondered how the author would solve this riddle outlined right at the start of the book: 6 innocent by-standers shot by a sniper, who when caught with slam dunk evidence against him, maintains his innocence and claims that the police have the wrong guy. And he wants Jack Reacher to investigate this case...a puzzling request since Reacher promised to kill him should he kill others again using his sniper training. One needs the author to guide one through this maze...not a plot easily solved with the few clues that authors usually throw to their readers. Excellent, spell binding read.

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ScorchingSun
Sep 27, 2011

Lots of twists and turns in this one.
With the usual gut-wrenching violence. No one is safe.-----I believe the first Jack Reacher book was "Killing Floor" in 1997.

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