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Csak egy lövés (original 2005; edition 2009)

by Lee Child

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Title:Csak egy lövés
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Dell (2009), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages
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I didn't realize until I came on GoodReads to register the title as "Currently Reading" that the title was not only a series about Jack Reacher but number 9. I was hooked from page 1. The author has a literary finesse all his own. What every alleged criminal wishes to say, "They got the wrong guy." "They got the wrong guy," he says again. And later in the same conversation, "Get Jack Reacher for me". As a newbie to the series, one assumes there is a relationship of long standing. What transpires next is for all future readers to learn.
In reading a little of the background of the author Lee Child it seems very easy to to understand his success. Child has molded his writing from the wealth of his experiences from law school attendance to years as a British television presentation director to the influences in his writing by authors John D. MacDonald and Alistair MacLean. The successful outcome is a writing style and character in Jack Reacher that one can't help but want to spend time and read now and then again.
Each time I opened and closed the book (due to the edition I read), I found it difficult to imagine Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in the movie. I borrowed the movie and forced myself to finish watching it in two sittings. Unfortunately the portrayal was as terrible as anticipated. Tom Cruise doesn't have the depth as an actor to do this character justice. It just cements my personal practice. Read the book first and if you really liked the book, skip the movie. So not worth your time. You could be delightfully reading! ( )
  Corduroy7 | Aug 6, 2014 |
Fun to read thriller set in the Midwest. ( )
  midwestms | Jan 8, 2014 |
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.…
  AhalyaLiteraryAngels | Nov 27, 2013 |
SUMMARY: 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, exmilitary investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shootera trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not rightand 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 cunningand then beat him shot for shot.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
Another enjoyable Lee Child Rack Reacher novel. While the tone is the usual for a Jack Reacher novel, the storytelling is a bit different, and I have to say I do love how Child paces the plot, allowing the reader to leisurely watch our hero Reacher go about solving the case. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Aug 25, 2013 |
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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….


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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. 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.… (more)

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