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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.
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.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Reacher sees justice done while kicking commendable amounts of ass ... Intricate plotting makes for an engrossing read.
First-rate thriller, with the imperturbable Reacher meting out his brand of justice to the villains.
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.
Child's strengths are fast-moving dialogue and gripping action sequences ... The excitement lasts from the first to the final page
Publication date: 22/11/2012
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 03/04/2006
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
|Publication date:||3rd April 2006|
|Publisher:||Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 ...More About Lee Child