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Killing Floor (original 1997; edition 1997)

by Lee Child

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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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Adrenalico, mai un attimo di noia. ( )
  Angela.Me | Jun 10, 2017 |
Saw the movie. Was intrigued. Decided to read one of the books. Still intrigued.

This is an airport book...thick enough to last a good flight, shallow enough to read quickly. Detailed, but not very imaginative and the clipped writing style wears thin after the first hundred pages or so. Still, it's a page turner, so it gets bumped a star. I'm going to assume that the numerous telegraphed gotchas and the bordering-on-absurd coincidence are overcome in later novels and will give the next a chance. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
I'm kicking myself for not reading this book before. Jack Reacher is fantastic. The writing is excellent!
I can't wait to read the other books. ( )
  Angelzinhamia | May 12, 2017 |
Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He's just passing through Margrave, GA, and in less than an hour, he's arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn't kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn't stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, GA. Not a chance in hell. ( )
  jepeters333 | Apr 23, 2017 |
This is the first of the Jack Reacher series. It was a good introduction to the character and entertaining even if some of the plot is a tad improbable. The narrator was great, although at 15 1/2 hours the book felt too long. I've heard from good sources that the books only get better so I will continue with the series. ( )
  janb37 | Feb 13, 2017 |
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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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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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