Killing Floor

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Bantam Books, 1998 - Fiction - 522 pages
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Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series about Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero.


Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret.

Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure.

They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

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Review: Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

User Review  - Anish - Goodreads

I took this book after I completed One Shot and had high expectations on this book. While One Shot was narrated in third person, this book was narrated in first person and I kind of hated it. As usual ... Read full review

Review: Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

User Review  - Zizeek - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book. The intro written by the author at the beginning made me even more eager to read it. Alas, it was twice as long as it needed to be and I didn't care about any of the ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world, and are published in over one hundred territories. He is the recipient of many prizes, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction.

Jack Reacher, the first Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise, was based on the novel One Shot, and the second is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

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