Six shots. Five dead.
A heartland city thrown into terror. But within hours the cops have it solved. A slam-dunk case. Apart from one thing. The accused gunman refuses to talk except for a single phrase:
Get Jack Reacher for me.
Reacher lives off the grid. He's not looking for trouble. But sometimes trouble looks for him. What could connect the ex-military cop to this psychopathic killer?
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: " 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.
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Read, don't watch...
As is usual with the Reacher stories, excellent...
But I can't help thinking that something is seriously wrong with the casting for the movie... Tom Cruise has had some excellent performances through his career, a few not so, but he just doesn't measure up physically in more ways than just the height.
Watch the film, it might even be good, but it will ruin the image of JR thereafter!
Better to just stick to Lee Childs descriptions and your imagination and stick to the books...
Couldn't put it down
I love the Jack Reacher novels. I think this is one of my favourites. I purposely read this one as I've heard that its this book that is being made into a film. Can't wait
Wow what a brilliant read! Immediately bought killing floor after it which wasn’t as good but still brilliant! Can’t wait for next one