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Mystery Books - Lee Child - One Shot - A Jack Reacher Novel

One Shot - buy from Amazon.com
466 pages
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One Shot, one non stop read. It has been a long time since a book hit my desk that resulted in staying awake to the wee hours of the morning to finish the book. Lee Child's combination of thriller and procedural with a great hero figure in the character of Jack Reacher is a winner to begin with but when he combines it with an amazing story line it is irresistible.

James Barr, retired Army sniper, is accused of killing five people with six shots from a parking garage over a plaza. The evidence is perfect and it looks like a slam dunk case for the D.A. There is a hitch though and that is the only thing Barr will say is “Get me Jack Reacher.” So begins a long, twisted and exciting tale of murder and political intrigue.

The sole difficulty when trying to review a story like One Shot is that anything said about the story can be a spoiler – it is that tightly written. Lee Child is as economical with his words as his protagonist is with his movements. Jack Reacher is a great investigator and a genuine tough guy who is the kind of likable that is firmly founded in his sense of fair play and taking everything into consideration even if he thinks it is probably B.S.

One Shot is an excellent read from start to finish. This is Lee Child at his very best.

Denis Bernicky

Other Lee Child Reviews

Running Blind - A Jack Reacher Novel: When Jack Reacher inadvertently draws the F.B.I.s attention while dispensing his own brand of justice he finds himself a suspect in an ongoing F.B.I. investigation that he must either solve or resign himself to prison.

Without Fail - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher takes the job to kill the Vice-President of the United States - kind of.

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Persuader - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher finds himself chasing a ghost and living with one of the biggest dealers on the eastern seaboard while doing the scut work for the DEA.

The Hard Way - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher helps find the kidnapped wife and child of a mercenary

Bad Luck and Trouble - A Jack Reacher Novel: Do not mess with the special investigators takes on a whole new meaning when Calvin Franz turns up dead and Jack Reacher takes on the case.

Killing Floor - A Jack Reacher Novel: When Jack Reacher wanders into the town of Margrave he is quickly arrested on suspicion of murdered and the strength of an unimpeachable eyewitness.

Nothing To Lose - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher finds himself moving between Hope and Despair while trying to figure out why he is being kicked out of the township of Despair Colorado.

61 Hours - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher is trapped in a small town under lockdown and snowed in while a drug lord makes arrangements to kill a witness.

Gone Tomorrow - A Jack Reacher Novel: Reacher thinks he is dealing with a suicide bomber on a train but he is only half right and comes up against an enemy as strong and clever as he is.

Worth Dying For - A Jack Reacher Novel: It is the Duncan s versus Jack Reacher in the middle of a Nebraska county they control with an iron fist. It is irresistible force meets immovable object.

Echo Burning - A Jack Reacher Novel: Jack Reacher is wandering through Texas and gets picked up by a beautiful woman looking to hire a killer.

The Affair - A Jack Reacher Novel: Still with the 110th Jack Reacher is sent undercover to Carters Crossing to investigate the death of a local woman that may have met her fate at the hands of a soldier.

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