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One Shot by Lee Child
  

One Shot

Part of the Jack Reacher Series
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I can not praise this author and his wonderful creation, Jack Reacher, enough. Every book (and there are nine) is top-rate. This starts with the brutal slaying of five ordinary people, a quick arrest and then the arrival of Jack Reacher … utterly self-sufficient, independent, defender of the weak, laconic, highly intelligent, in fact the ultimate male hero. The plot unfolds at a satisfying pace with plenty of unexpected yet highly plausible twists. Sinister villains lurk, then become fully developed characters, and the tension holds up right to the end of the final showdown, no loose ends anywhere. In fact, as I’ve said, top-rate but then I’m a committed fan. You’ve got to become one too.

Similar this month: Craig Russell, Chris Cleave.
Comparison: Harlan Coben, Michael Connelly, A J Quinnell.

If you like Lee Child you might also like to read books by Harlan Coben, Tom Wood and Matt Lynn.

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Synopsis

One Shot by Lee Child

Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into terror. But within hours the cops have it solved. A slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man claims: You got the wrong guy. After that, all he’ll say is: Get Reacher for me. Jack Reacher lives off the grid. Lone righter of wrongs, irresistible to women. What could connect the ex-military cop to this obvious psychopath?

Those who know call Reacher ‘the thinking reader’s action hero’. Sharp, exciting, addictive, One Shot is sure to get you hooked.


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Reviews

Reacher sees justice done while kicking commendable amounts of ass ... Intricate plotting makes for an engrossing read.
Arena

First-rate thriller, with the imperturbable Reacher meting out his brand of justice to the villains.
Sunday Telegraph

The Jack Reacher series of thrillers...are all hugely exciting, and knowledgeable about weapons and technology. They exude a powerful sense of right and wrong ... We've seen him as a right of wrongs and always as God's gift to women.
Literary Review

Child's strengths are fast-moving dialogue and gripping action sequences ... The excitement lasts from the first to the final page
Evening Standard

About the Author

Lee Child

Lee Child is one of the world’s leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. His debut novel, Killing Floor, was written after he was made redundant from his television job in Manchester, and introduced his much-admired maverick hero, the former military cop Jack Reacher. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America.

The 2013 Crime Writers’ Association Diamond Dagger was awarded to Lee Child.

Members of the CWA vote for the Diamond Dagger award-winner, which celebrates an author with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction.

Peter James, chair of the CWA, said: “I am delighted that the CWA has chosen Lee Child as this year's recipient. Lee is one of the few British crime-thriller authors to have become a global brand name; he is also an extremely charming and open person and a tireless promoter of our genre.”

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2006

Author

Lee Child

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Author's Website

www.jackreacher.co.uk/

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780553815863

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