A lone gunman unleashes pandemonium when he shoots into a crowd of people in a public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What ...Read MoreA lone gunman unleashes pandemonium when he shoots into a crowd of people in a public plaza in Indiana. Five people are killed in cold blood, shot through the head. But he leaves a perfect trail of evidence behind him, and soon the local police chief tracks him down. After his arrest, the shooter's only words are, 'Get Jack Reacher for me.' What could possibly connect this psychopath and the wandering dropout ex army cop? Critics call Lee Child's thriller series 'addictive', so here is our annual, much-longed for, Reacher fixRead Less
Another exciting Lee Child book with Reacher. Great bargain and shipped promptly. Reacher books are hard to put down with the constant excitement.
Aug 25, 2011
Another good read
Jack Reacher books are a series. They don't have to be read in order. I enjoy them all and read one about every 4th book and always take one on a trip because I know I will like it.I like Reacher because he is "no nonsense" and he interprets clues like Sherlock Holmes . He doesn't mind killing the bad guys. Also there is always a little sex ( a nice relationship). Just enough to make him human, not crude. He's rather galant. Reacher books are good enjoyable reads.
Aug 26, 2010
It sure beats Barns and nobel why pay their price any day of the week
Jan 14, 2010
Jack Reacher solves a tough one
I have read all of the extant Jack Reacher novels, and have to admit I am addicted to the author's articulate writing style filled with fascinating stray facts (like word origins). I don't care that Jack Reacher is in some ways a totally unrealistic human being -- he is still interesting to read about. In this novel, he feels compelled by his gut feeling to help a confused veteran whom he definitely does not want to help on the intellectual level. The plot is rather ingenious, although perhaps not totally realistic. I really enjoyed trying to figure out how what seems like a straightforward crime scene really isn't, and what the title of the book really means.
Jul 30, 2009
Another excellent Jack Reacher novel
If you love thrillers and especially if you have read and enjoyed a Lee Child book before, you would enjoy this one. As a fast-moving quick read, it leads you into Jack Reacher's world, where everyone is suspect and everyone can be dangerous and the solution to most problems ultimately comes from a fist, a knife, or a gun. Reacher is the most extreme example of the lone ranger who rides into town, restores peace and justice, and rides off into the sunset. This novel has its plot flaws, but it is a good one.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-10-03 While reader Hill has proven himself to be an all-purpose narrator with a 200-plus audiography, his specialty is interpreting suspense and crime fiction like this bullet-paced thriller. Written lean enough to make Hemingway seem chatty, the ninth novel to feature the resourceful ex-military cop Jack Reacher begins with a bare-bones description of an unemotional sniper prepping for and carrying out a mass slaying in the business area of an unnamed Indiana city. The killer's dispassion is chilling, and Hill, who has narrated the author's previous titles, matches the mood with an objectivity that raises the goose-bump level even higher. When Reacher, one of fiction's more reticent heroes, arrives on the scene, Hill provides him with a brusque, confident, properly manly voice, but adds a note of wariness that subtly suggests the adventurer's cynical nature. This tops a gallery of smart audio portraits, each with his own identifiable accent. Child has purposely designed the novel to move forward unfettered by stylish flourishes, and Hill follows that plan, concentrating mainly on increasing the pace as the story speedballs to its satisfying conclusion. Simultaneous release with the Delacorte hardcover (Reviews, May 23). (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2005-05-23 The final sentence of Child's ninth suspenser (after The Enemy)-"Then he could buy a pair of shoes and be just about anywhere before the sun went down"-is quintessential Jack Reacher, the rugged ex-army cop who practically defines the word "loner" and kicks ass with the best of 'em. In the book's gripping opening, five people are killed when a shooter opens fire in a small unnamed Indiana city. But when ex-infantry specialist James Barr is apprehended, he refuses to talk, saying only, "Get Jack Reacher for me." But Reacher's already en route; having seen a news story on the shooting, he heads to the scene with disturbing news of his own: "[Barr's] done this before. And once was enough." Nothing is what it seems in the riveting puzzle, as vivid set pieces and rapid-fire dialogue culminate in a slam-bang showdown in the villains' lair. (And what villains: a quintet of Russian ?migr?s, the stuff of everybody's worst nightmares, led by a wily 80-year-old who makes Freddy Krueger look like Little Lord Fauntleroy.) As usual, Child makes the most of Reacher's dry wit, cut-to-the-chase psychology and stubborn taciturnity-in short, this is a vintage double play for author and leading man. Agent, Darley Anderson. (June 21) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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