One Shot

A Jack Reacher Novel

Child, Lee

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
One Shot
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....
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2005.
ISBN: 0385336683
Characteristics: 376 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jul 20, 2013
  • PriscillaHowe rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent airplane book or beach read. Very satisfying.

No, Killing Floor is the first one.

Jan 29, 2013
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

motion picture featuring Tom cruise. reviews have been good.

Nov 24, 2012
  • pterry25 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fun read. I can see why Tom Cruise (and many other actors) would want to portray this character.

Oct 22, 2012
  • gloryb rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I wondered how the author would solve this riddle outlined right at the start of the book: 6 innocent by-standers shot by a sniper, who when caught with slam dunk evidence against him, maintains his innocence and claims that the police have the wrong guy. And he wants Jack Reacher to investigate this case...a puzzling request since Reacher promised to kill him should he kill others again using his sniper training. One needs the author to guide one through this maze...not a plot easily solved with the few clues that authors usually throw to their readers. Excellent, spell binding read.

Sep 27, 2011
  • ScorchingSun rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Lots of twists and turns in this one.
With the usual gut-wrenching violence. No one is safe.-----I believe the first Jack Reacher book was "Killing Floor" in 1997.

is this the first one?


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Jul 04, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

““When will he come?” the Zec asked. “I don’t know,” Rosemary said. “Four o’clock in the morning,” Linsky said. “He’s an American. They’re trained that four o’clock in the morning is the best time for a surprise attack.” ... “I went to college,” Reacher said. “West Point is technically a college.” Yanni said, “The existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions.” “It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it,” Reacher said.

Feb 18, 2010
  • sigfan06 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The nature of randomness, Reacher thought. Random slayings always involved people described as lovely afterward. Nobody ever said "She was a rat-faced fink and I'm glad she's dead. Whoever it was did us all a favor." That never happened.


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