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One Shot (original 2005; edition 2016)
by Lee Child
One Shot by Lee Child (2005)
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Amo Reacher, ogni suo libro è per me un imperdibile e anche questo non si smentisce. ( )
This book was action from beginning to end. A small Indiana city is rocked when a sniper mows down five people with six shots in the city square as they are leaving the work place. The police believe they have an open and shut case but when they try to interrorgate the suspect, all he'll say is "Get Reacher Here". Reacher saw the news of the murders on TV and is already en route but by then the suspect has been beaten and is in a coma. Reacher is confronted bu the man's sister and it's only through caring people that the suspect's innocence is kept alive. Word gets around that Reacher knows the suspect and is set up by a pretty woman and jumped by her five brawny friends. The woman is killed and the scene made to look like Reacher did it. Morally outraged, as only Jack Reacher can get,he turns over every pebble to find the truth behind the sniper's shootings. But who really is the sniper? Pick up this thriller and find out.
One Shot is a good suspenseful story from beginning to end. There are what appear to be random shootings of people. The odd thing is that there are lots of clues left behind by the shooter that lead to one person. This is a slam dunk case. Lots of sleuthing lead by our hero, Jack Reacher. Four stars were awarded to this book because it kept its pace from beginning to end. Although the situations would take a super human to survive, it still made for a good book.
Best one yet!
A little weird reading this as it's the one the movie was based on, so I sometimes knew what was going to happen, though it is a little different than the movie and much more enjoyable.
Probably more like 3.5 stars. These are very formulaic, which is good and bad. They get a bit old after awhile, but usually have some good characters aside from Jack reacher. I Usually do audio for these and Dick Hill is a great narrator for this series.
This was a good story,and good to learn a bit more about Reachers past, and when he can admit he is wrong. I always compare him to a modern day Holmes though, with some great intuition, deductive skills, investigative skills, and crime solving.
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Jack Reacher (9)
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The Essential Jack Reacher, Volume 1, 7-Book Bundle: Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, The Hard Way, Bad Luck and Trouble, Nothing to Lose, Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
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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.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.54 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 20th Century 1945-1999
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