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One Shot (Jack Reacher, Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Lee Child
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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From Publishers Weekly

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 émigrés, 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.
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From Booklist

Jack Reacher has been doing his best to live off the grid, but his past as a military policeman keeps coming back to bite him. This time the biter is a former Gulf War sniper accused of killing six civilians in an unnamed Heartland city. Despite mountains of evidence, the accused claims he's innocent and says enigmatically, "Get Reacher." But why? Reacher, it turns out, has every reason to want the man convicted. Soon enough, though, Jack finds himself working for the defendant's attorney, who happens to be the DA's daughter. As he did in last year's The Enemy, Child combines detail-building procedural style with an all-systems-go thriller narrative, but this time the mix doesn't quite emulsify. In The Enemy, the procedural elements held our interest, but this time we feel like Child is keeping the reins on his story, like a jockey rating a horse that's begging to run. Child finally uses the whip--and the finale is a doozy--but it's a bit too little too late. Still, even a slightly off-stride Reacher can run away from most of the competition in the thriller sweepstakes. Bill Ott
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2470 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0345538196
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press; 1st edition (June 14 2005)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FCK5PI
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #705 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's really back July 28 2005
The Jack Reacher novels had me hooked from the first line of the first book. The 7th book, The Persuader, was a bit disapointing. But the series redeemed itself with the 8th book (The Enemy) and now, this one, One Shot.
Jack is at his best. He's a loner with a borderline case of "not my problem" attitude. But when he gets pulled in, he puts himself all in and goes all out. He's a sort of hero, not by choice but by carreer. He's left the army, he's no longer enforcing the law but it's in his blood. So when he sees injustice, he gets involved.
In this book, Reacher gets involved when he sees a news clip and recognizes a man he once made a promise to : Step out of line again and I will find you. So when Reacher hears the man has killed, he goes to find him. But not all is as it first seemed and Reacher is left to adjust and rethink the situation.
Once again, a good book from L. Child. Can't wait for the next installment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Reacher yet! Aug. 10 2005
By A Customer
Lee Child has outdone himself with One Shot! Outstanding novel - possibly one of his best yet in the Jack Reacher series. This novel has it all - suspense, kick-ass crime, really BAD guys, great humour, and Reacher is smart, sexy, tough as nails (did I mention sexy), and highly intelligent. Plus this book is packed with the best hand-to-hand combat scenes done thus far in any Reacher book.
"The Hard Way" is the next one forthcoming - bring it on!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reacher is back and better than ever! June 24 2005
This is Jack Reacher at his best! Six Shots and five people dead in an American midwest city. The police catch the sniper, the only problem is the guy claims he did not do it. In come Reacher and in his indominatable way he turns the case inside out and upside down. The Jack Reacher character is brilliant, multi-layered, but most of all, he kicks ass when he needs to and always gets the girl. One Shot was extremely well written, suspenseful and twisted and turned like all his others, but I think the characterizations of Reacher in this one is probably not as deep as in the previous book, but for a plot driven thriller, it's five stars all the way. Nothing is as it seems in this gritty thriller. This and "A Tourist in the Yucatan" are my favorite thriller reads of 2005!
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5.0 out of 5 stars JACK REACHER - WHAT A GUY! WHAT AN ADVENTURE! Jan. 27 2013
By Gail Cooke TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Over time many of us have chosen a few fictional characters that we particularly enjoy - we look for the next book featuring one of them very much as we would look forward to a visit with an old friend. We know who he or she is, we’re familiar with that person’s personality quirks and ideals. Jack Reacher is a favorite with millions.

For me, it all began with The Killing Floor and I was hooked. Thanks to British author Jim Grant who writes under the pen name Lee Child I met Reacher, a stoic tough guy who has several uncanny abilities, such as knowing exactly what time it is without referring to a clock. He’s a former U.S. Army Military Police Major. He’s a terrific fighter with an immense technical knowledge of weaponry and prefers being alone.

A movie was filmed late last year based on this novel starring Tom Cruise. My problem with that is I know Reacher is 6' 5" tall, weighs about 250 lbs, has blondish hair and ice blue eyes. No offense to Mr. Cruise but decided I’d simply listen to Dick Hill’s compelling narration. What can I say, Hill (yes, the actor with a mantel-full of awards) has narrated 8 Reacher novels - he simply is the voice of Jack Reacher.

One Shot is aptly named - six shots have been fired but only five fatalities. Well, the cops are on top of these slayings and within hours the shooter is behind bars claiming his innocence and hollering for Reacher. Well, Reacher knows this shooter and doesn’t hesitate. Did I mention Reacher’s intelligence? Not only does he know the shooter but is aware that the man is a trained military sniper and would not have missed a shot.

One Shot is another pulse-pounding trip to an explosive finish enjoy!

- Gail Cooke
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4.0 out of 5 stars THE REACHER NOVELS Oct. 20 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Lee Child is consistently good in this series. Master of a different, effective writing style, he never fails to entertain.
The only criticism I offer is that the detailed description of the fight scenes seem too focused; giving me the impression that this focus is critical to the plot; when actually, I don't believe it is. Hope the next volumes are less formulaic - drifts into town, meets girl, uncovers sinister plot, defeats bad guys while getting clobbered, has sex with girl(s), loses girl, gains toothbrush, leaves town. There are exceptions, but this is a general thread of the post-military volumes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good outing May 29 2014
By Richard Schwindt TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
They made a so so movie out of a taut and disturbing book. All the Reacher books take place in lost and emotionly bereft landscapes around America. He is the perpetual loner finding himself in situations where the only way out involve his customary blend of morality and brutal violence. The books are all well written and researched, and almost hypnotically engaging. in One Shot we learn about snipers and gangsters and corrupt officials in nowhere in particular, USA. Reacher gets an unusual summons and finds himself dealing with some truely nasty opponents. Worth the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reacher Scores with One Shot. Jan. 11 2013
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is an excellent story, well told, and should not disappoint any Lee Child fan. All the Reacher books are great but this is one of the best. It starts out with a text book murder enquiry, gathering overwhelming evidence leading to an arrest which it seems must be of the right man. Even Reacher, though specifically asked for by the accused, believes he is guilty and he wants him convicted. But all is not as it seems and it takes Reacher and his many talents to unravel the twisted tale and deliver his own inimitable version of justice.
Jim French
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I LOVE THE JACK REACHER BOOKS. IT DISGUSTED ME THAT TOM CRUISE WAS CHOSEN TO PLAY THIS 6'5 character. There is no connection physically or mentally. Please don't do it again
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This book even made me like a Tom Cruise movie
Published 15 months ago by Tyler Durden
5.0 out of 5 stars I will read the rest later because it was so great to see him...
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Published 16 months ago by Loreen Van Oort
5.0 out of 5 stars Very compelling, excellent read!
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Published 17 months ago by Sandra Spence
5.0 out of 5 stars I've read all of his novels & am awaiting his next one The whole Jack...
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Published 22 months ago by aslakeview
4.0 out of 5 stars This was made into a movie
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Published 24 months ago by Dodi
5.0 out of 5 stars One shot.
Welcome Jack Reacher .What a book. Great characters, super descriptions of the locale
Felt like I was there in the house st the end. A real page turner.
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