One Shot (Jack Reacher Series #9) (Movie Tie-in Edition)
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One Shot (Jack Reacher Series #9) (Movie Tie-in Edition)

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by Lee Child
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345538192
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Series:
Jack Reacher Series
Edition description:
Media Tie
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
700,300
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 7.34(h) x 1.21(d)

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Meet the Author

Lee Child is the author of nineteen New York Times bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, Jack Reacher, was based on One Shot. Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Birmingham, England
Date of Birth:
1954
Place of Birth:
Coventry, England
Education:
Sheffield University
Website:
http://www.leechild.com

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One Shot (Jack Reacher Series #9) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 928 reviews.
kevin-hal More than 1 year ago
This truly was an awesome read. The story starts out with a sniper gunning down five people leaving work in a small Indiana city. Although this act of violence was so random, the police managed to track down the killer very quickly to an ex-soldier named James Barr. The evidence was perfect against him. Without a doubt, this man is guilty, or is he? His few words before falling into a coma, " They got the wrong guy...Get Jack Reacher for me." Lee Child takes you into the mind of Jack Reacher, an experienced and skilled retired soldier. Jack Reacher, being one of the few that know of Barr's violent past, is prepared to do what ever it takes to expose the truth. This book has absolutely nothing to complain about and is possibly one of the best books I have ever read. You never know what Reacher's got planned next or how he's going to take down his next victim. In other words, you would not want to mess with this guy. All in all, a fantastic book which I definitely recommend to all readers in search of a thrill.
MavOR More than 1 year ago
I read two Child books in a row: this one and "Nothing to Lose". the second book is one of his most recent, with an irritatingly political slant; my advice to Child is get back to his earlier formula for the Reacher novels. "One Shot" is a great crime thriller with good character development for a genre that is primarily sock 'em, pop 'em plot development. I especially liked the firing range owner, Cash, with his ex-Marine attitude and laugh out-loud exchanges with ex-Army Reacher. An encouraging note to those who have not read Child: the violence is somewhat explicit, but the sex and language is tasteful and restrained. Child at his best relies on clever plots and a truly unique protagonist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a continutation of great writing and drama written by Lee Child. At the suggestion of a Barnes and Noble employee, I picked up one of the Jack Reacher series books and have read five so far. From the minute you pick up the book, the reader is drawn into the story line. I have found it difficult to put down. I read this book cover to cover in less than a week. The characer Jack Reacher is a strong willed and physically powerful force. Great reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Saw the movice last night, didn't really want to go but hubby really wanted to see it, I have read all of Jack Reacher books and was really disappointed that it seems that the only actor the author could get to play Reacher was Tom Cruise (Cruise was also the producer,makes a person wonder), there are so many more actors that fit the image of Jack Reacher. The movice was good don't get me wrong, full of actions but if another one comes out with Tom Cruise as Reacher I will not go see it, I will leave the image of Reacher in my mind not the person on the screen that's so far from what the author had you to believe in his book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was enjoying the Jack Reacher series until I saw the notice that Tom Cruise would be Jack Reacher in the movie. REally? 6 foot 5 and 240 pounds? Isn't there a better choice? Book okay, but soured now on the book series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found a copy of Lee Child's book "One Shot" someone had left at my house. No-one claimed it so I would give it to the Good Will store because it was definitely not my type of book with snipers, shooting, dead people, etc. But I began to think of my brother who had been in the military for years in some awful places and my friend's son who is a sniper in afghanistan. I thought maybe if I read the book it would give me some insight into their lives. I dug it out of the bag of things to be donated and began to read. I could not stop reading after the first page! I became an instant Child/Reacher fan. It was gripping, kept you on your toes reading, and your mind alert with all the plot twists and turns and the tension of the character interactions. I could not put it down. And it was not cluttered with foul language or explicit sexual pages. It was very comfortable in that respect and if there would have been more of that it would only have detracted from the edge of your chair novel. I loved it and am reading more of Child's Reacher novels. If any other women are hesitating about reading them because they seem written for men I say "GO FOR IT" You'll love them.
SHADOW41 More than 1 year ago
I'VE READ ALL BUT 2 OF LEE CHILD - JACK REACHER SERIES AND CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. JUST HOPE THAT LEE DOESN'T STOP WRITING - JACK REACHER SERIES. YOU CAN'T PUT THE BOOK DOWN NOR STOP READING, AS THEY ARE ALL PAGE TURNERS. GREAT CHARACTERS, PLOTS, TRAVELS, AND STORY TELLING.
gdm More than 1 year ago
Lee Childs has a great character and I can't imagine any woman reading about Jack Reacher without falling madly in love. Not only is he a man's man, he is a woman's man!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just recently broke my leg so all I could do was read. I started off with the first Jack Reacher book and 18 books later I'm finished. I left One Shot for last simply because I saw the movie and couldn't picture Tom Cruise, a great actor, as Reacher. Lee Child is an amazing storyteller and One Shot is by far one of his better Reacher novels. Jack Reacher is a fantastic character and I hope more movies are made from the books. I suggest reading all the Reacher books as you won't be disappointed.
Paulaann More than 1 year ago
All the Reacher books are FANTASTIC!!!!! I am always ready for the new books to come out They are just a thrill to read BUT how can you let 5'6" Tom Cruise play Reacher who is 6'5" I don't get it No way will I pay to watch that I'll keep Reacher in my dreams'
TAP58 More than 1 year ago
Seldom have I read a book that doesn't "bog" down while setting up and executing the plot. No problem here. Lee Child has done it again with the Jack Reacher series. This story keeps you engaged in the story and has you guessing the outcome right up to the final chapter. Full of the Jack Reacher deductions, cynicsm, and yes . . . humor, I could not hardly wait to read the next chapter. Now, I can't hardly wait to see where this "drifter" ends up next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading the jack reacher books in order, and by far ths is the best yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Child's Reacher character keeps getting better and better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some ofthe best books i've read. But tom cruise ruined them for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Reacher books. Once you start them they are hard to put down. But seriously Tom Cruise as Reacher??? I haven't seen it yet but it just doesn't fit the character in my mind, how could this happen?? I don't know that i will be able to accept him as Reacher. Lee Child books are amazingly good!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Jack Reacher book. You should be reading all of these.
Commander More than 1 year ago
This is the first Jack Reacher book I have ever read and I am now into the first 3 that Lee Child has written. The style is action packed, exciting, lots of drama and mystery and lets you try and figure out what Reacher is figuring out at the same time. Great detective and action book. Can't wait to read them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't know how I got introduced to the Reacher series but it is indeed way more than entertaining. This is up there with the best of the series as Reacher, the strong silent type, finds a 'perfect' case with a mountain of evidence worth looking into when it seems too perfect. Lots of intellectual teasers, and major characters are interesting and human. I bought it as soon as it came out in hardcover---usually stingy with my book expenditures but this was a sound investment. When will we get more---soon I hope. And when will these come to the screen?????
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Jack Reacher series and find them to be fast moving and exciting. If I wake in the middle of the night, I usually go right to the book and read till the sun appears. Mr. Child gets to you in the first chapter and never lets go.
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Brodk More than 1 year ago
Good writing a plotting, impossible protagonist. I have to say, this is my first, and last, Reacher book. I admit that the writing is very good, the suspense excellent, and the plot plausible (for a mystery novel, let's not forget). Unfortunately, the hero is infallible. This kills the book for me. If the protagonist can figure everything out, never get hurt, and solve an apparently clueless crime, then why read the book? Reminds me of the old Shadow magazine stories.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had never read any of the Jack Reacher books before I saw the Tom Cruise movie of this one and LOVED it. So then I started buying and reading each book in order and finally got to this one. It was just the right amount of difference from the movie to make it a great read on its own. I am REALLY looking forward to the next Tom Cruise Jack Reacher movie, Never Go Back!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One was sufficient ,