Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series about Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country ...Read MoreKilling Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series about Jack Reacher, hero of the new blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure. They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.Read Less
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If you ever loved a character that always wins, the bad guy always loses, then meet Jack Reacher. Ex MP in the army, he traves around the country just "to look around". Things just happen and Reacher always end up in the middle of it. Lee Childs "jack Reacher is a hero we can all relate to. Read this series from beginning to end.
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Feb 28, 2014
Great read. Reacher is a step apart.
Great book. Reacher's debut sets him up to be a force to contend with.
Jan 30, 2014
VERY, VERY PLEASED. BOOK WAS IN FAR BETTER CONDITION THAN ADVERTISED. AND, IF AUTHENTIC, THIS BOOK IS SIGNED! AGAIN, THANX.
Dec 26, 2013
This book was not in Good Condition
The cover of this book was ripped almost off the front of the book. It was rated as Good but at best it was in Fair condition.
Nov 7, 2013
A Friend got me started on the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child and they are all exciting and hard to put down. This book received as stated by Alibris seller.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-01-21 Although the tale is built around a coincidence as big as the author's talent, beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcana about currency and counterfeiting enliven this taut and tough-minded first novel by British TV writer Child. Out of sheer restlessness and rootlessness, 36-year-old ex-military policeman Jack Reacher persuades a Greyhound bus driver to make an unscheduled stop in Margrave, the small Georgia town where Reacher's brother, a U.S. Treasury official, just happens to have been murdered a few hours earlier. Reacher doesn't know about his brother's death or suspect his presence in the town. Indeed, when he's arrested in a local diner for being a conspicuously mysterious stranger, Reacher tells the detective who interviews him that he dropped off the bus to investigate the death of Blind Blake, a guitar player murdered in Margrave 60 years ago. Downsized out of the military, Reacher has cutting-edge investigative and killing skills that come in handy the moment he learns of his brother's murder. This combination of events is so unbelievably convenient that it almost overwhelms the book's solid writing. The reader expects the other shoe to drop-for Reacher to be revealed as an undercover agent, or some such; but it never does. Otherwise, Child writes with a hand as strong and steady as steel. Margrave is a wonderful creation, a seemingly picture- perfect community under the care of a mysterious foundation where the streets are always swept and the people who run the tiny local businesses get grants of $1000 a week to stay open. Two scenes of brutal violence in a nearby prison are rendered with exquisite precision, as is a stalking murder inside the baggage area of the Atlanta airport, and the vast counterfeiting conspiracy that Reacher's brother was probing is wholly credible. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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