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One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel (original 2005; edition 2012)

by Lee Child

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Title:One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Dell (2012), Mass Market Paperback, 485 pages
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Rating:****1/2
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Another excellent Reacher. Boy, I love his books. As usual, IMHO, the emphasis isn't on the violence, which complements the story, Reacher is a self-confessed brawler, but complements it. This story definitely has a twist in it but it isn't a surprise ending but the premise and the assumptions of the event/crime change dramatically about a half to two thirds in. Unusually, the locals and their 'culture', it's set in Indiana, aren't an integral part of the story as often is with Child's books.

If you like Reacher this is one of his best. ( )
  martinhughharvey | Jun 30, 2016 |
Jack Reacher is a little too harsh and a bit unbelievable (this is the first Lee Child book I have read) ( )
  Claudia.Anderson | Feb 7, 2016 |
One of things I really like about this series is that I don't have to read them in order. Once again, the mystery was really good. There were a couple of loose ends that did not seem to get wrapped up, but that's minor - the point is to be entertained, and that I was. I get puzzled sometimes by the connections I make before Reacher does, and the connections that Reacher makes that no human should be able to, but I suppose all that is needed to make the stories work. I'll be back to him again after a few other books. ( )
  MaureenCean | Feb 2, 2016 |
This series is an addiction... ( )
  Cricket856 | Jan 25, 2016 |
One Shot Lee Child
★★★

The 9th book in the Jack Reacher series of crime thrillers, the apparently random shooting of 5 people in Indiana reintroduces Reacher to a face from his past, a man who should want to avoid him at all costs but who is actually seeking his help.

Another fast paced book from Lee Child.
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  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
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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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