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One Shot has been adapted as the film Jack Reacher starring Tom Cruise. It is released in the UK on 26 Dec 2012. See below to view the trailer.

I can not praise this author and his wonderful creation, Jack Reacher, enough. Every book 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.

If you like Lee Child you might also like to read books by Eric Lustbader, Nelson DeMille and Matthew Quirk.

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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?


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Reviews

'Jack Reacher is irresistible.'
Observer

'Hot, indomitable... knockout.'
New York Times

'The thing about Lee Child's books is that you can't put the damn things down.'
Independent on Sunday

'Lee Child is often mistaken for a US writer, so skilfully and enthusiastically has he embraced the idiom of the American thriller... One of the genre's finest practitioners.' Independent

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

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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Publication date

22nd November 2012

Author

Lee Child

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Author's Website

www.jackreacher.co.uk/

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

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

ISBN

9780857501189

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