One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Delacorte Press, 2005 - Fiction - 376 pages
1224 Reviews
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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Great plot and pacing, also way better than the movie. - Goodreads
Some of the writing itself was unnecessary. - Goodreads
Love it. A page turner - Goodreads
Child's smart prose is hidden behind the genre. - Goodreads
... it was a hard to read... - Goodreads
really enjoyed it, until the ending in the quarry. - Goodreads

Review: One Shot (Jack Reacher #9)

User Review  - Clinton Murphy - Goodreads

More of the same if this is a genre you've visited before. If not, nine books in is not the best place to start. A great deal of character development is taken for granted. It's easy to save the day ... Read full review

Review: One Shot (Jack Reacher #9)

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

My top Reachers (thus far) have got to be 'Echo Burning' and 'Without Fail.' Time to add 'One Shot' to the list! Leaner and more cinematic than most Reacher yarns, I can understand why Hollywood ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Lee Child is the author of nine Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader and The Enemy. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry Awards for Best First Mystery. Foreign rights in the Jack Reacher series have sold in thirty-nine territories. Child, a native of England and former television writer, lives in New York City, where he is at work on his tenth Jack Reacher thriller, The Hard Way.

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