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Killing floor by Lee Child
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Killing floor (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Lee Child

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Title:Killing floor
Authors:Lee Child
Info:New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1997.
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
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Killing Floor by Lee Child (1997)

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My first Jack Reacher book, and I'm not sure what to think, frankly. It's well-paced, interesting, with a good mix of action and character. However, it's almost too intense for me, which is not something I thought I'd ever say. The fear quotient is very high, at least for me; I found myself skipping pages because it was too suspenseful, in the same way that I change the channel on TV when the plot appears to be going sideways. Like the Val McDermid books, Child seems to be Too Much for this old lady, veering off the comfortable frisson into the frankly (and realistically) terrifying. I'll try another book or two, but it's a lot of blood and guts. ( )
  CatherineBurkeHines | Nov 28, 2018 |
People kept on telling me about Lee Child and the Jack Reacher Novels, eventually I listened and I wish I did it sooner. I devoured this 500 page book in two days and I found it incredibly difficult to put down. There is violence, but not too graphic, there is romance, well in a manly kind of way. This is a book that most guys would read but there are plenty of women who love these books.
If you are looking for a book to take on holiday that will keep you engrossed on the beach and whilst traveling this would be a great choice. Be warned, once you start it you may not be able to put it down.

For the full review check out my blog: Engrossed in a Good Book ( )
  CharlotteBurt | Nov 24, 2018 |
An interesting book. Thrilling, twisting & turning untill finally all pieces fall together.

The first in the Jack Reacher series and I like it enough, to want to read more about him. ( )
  BoekenTrol71 | Nov 19, 2018 |
read it in one day - Reacher is arrested for a murder and it turns out the victim was his brother Joe. Which is odd as I'm sure I've read another book where is brother was the murderer of a women who was spying for the Arabs (?)
Anyway, this was good, the police department and mayor are corrupt and also an FBI agent who Reacher asks to help. Story is about money counterfeiting, apparently all American money s the same size so you can scrub the ink of a $1 bill and then reprint the paper as a $100 bill ( )
  lbalfour | Oct 5, 2018 |
Starts off with mistaken identity - death of a brother ( )
  libgirl69 | Oct 3, 2018 |
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Hill, DickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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My agent is Darley Anderson in London; my editors are David Highfill in New York and Marianne Velmans in London.
This book is dedicated to the three of them, in appreciation of all their efforts, which went way beyond the call of duty.
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I was arrested in Eno's Diner.
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Jack Reacher loses his brother in this book.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0515141429, Mass Market Paperback)

When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it's because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn't take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange--and very dangerous--things going on behind Margrave's manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention. This first thriller by a former television writer features some of the best-written scenes of action in recent memory, a crash course in currency and counterfeiting, and a hero who is just begging to be called on for an encore.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:15 -0400)

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Jack Reacher, an ex-military policeman passes through the town of Margrave, Georgia and is accused of murder. He must find the true killer and prove his innocence--with virtually the whole town against him.

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