One Shot: A Jack Reacher Novel

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Random House Large Print, 2012 - Fiction - 546 pages
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Now a major motion picture

“Electrifying . . . This series [is] utterly addictive.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

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, ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk case explodes.

Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer, moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down is to match his ruthlessness and cunning—and then beat him shot for shot.

“Pulse-pounding action.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Compelling, furiously paced.”—Los Angeles Times

“Crackles with excitement.”—St. Petersburg Times

“Pure adrenaline, from its well-constructed setup to its explosive, unforgettable finale.”—The Miami Herald

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

One of things I really like about this series is that I don't have to read them in order. Once again, the mystery was really good. There were a couple of loose ends that did not seem to get wrapped up ... Read full review

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User Review  - NickHowes - LibraryThing

The basis of a Tom Cruise film, in this novel a sniper takes out six people in the center of a small, unnamed Indiana city. Hospitalized after an attack at the city jail, the suspect in the open-and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Lee Child is the author of seventeen Jack Reacher thrillers, including the New York Times bestsellers Persuader, The Enemy, One Shot, and The Hard Way, and the #1 bestsellers The Affair, Worth Dying For, 61 Hours, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble, and Nothing to Lose. His debut, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for Best First Mystery, and The Enemy won both the Barry and Nero awards for Best Novel. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in more than forty territories. All titles have been optioned for major motion pictures. A native of England and a former television director, Child lives in New York City, where he is at work on his next thriller.


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