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Killing Floor (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Lee Child

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Member:celfy
Title:Killing Floor
Authors:Lee Child
Info:Bantam (2010), Paperback, 528 pages
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Killing Floor by Lee Child (1997)

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Still the best Jack Reacher novel I've read to date. ( )
  Martholamew1729 | Jul 17, 2016 |
Solid thriller and the first Jack Reacher novel. ( )
  kale.dyer | Jul 8, 2016 |
Lee Child is an excellent writer and this was a fun read. It was fast paced and extremely violent but very entertaining. I'm looking forward to reading about more adventures with Jack Reacher. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
Jack Reacher, was a military brat growing up, a military career man until the army downsized, and then became a drifter by choice. He's a one-man swat team correcting injustice as it finds him. In "Killing Floor" he just happens to get off the bus near the intersection of a small town in Georgia and after wandering on foot into the town of Margrave he is immediately arrested for a brutal murder which he obviously did not commit. He digs his way through several mysteries at one time including the identity of the murdered man. The suspense never lets up; there is a girl (a cop) that he loves but leaves with good romance and dialogue throughout.

Jack Reacher has moved right up on top of my list of favorite main characters in a mystery series. 5 Stars for a fantastic hero and a series that I will look forward to. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher. Steven Seagal is Jack Reacher. ( )
  HenryJOlsen | May 21, 2016 |
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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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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.

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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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