Lee Child's Jack Reacher thrillers always have remarkably inventive setups, and One Shot is true to form. A sniper, Barr, kills five people with six shots and leaves a clear trail of evidence; arrested, he asks for Reacher. When Reacher was a military policeman, politics stopped him pursuing... show more
Lee Child's Jack Reacher thrillers always have remarkably inventive setups, and One Shot is true to form. A sniper, Barr, kills five people with six shots and leaves a clear trail of evidence; arrested, he asks for Reacher. When Reacher was a military policeman, politics stopped him pursuing Barr--he cannot understand why Barr would ask for him and Barr has been beaten in jail until he cannot remember himself. Yet, for Reacher, the loner who looks at things differently from civilians, the story does not add up--Barr should not have got himself caught, should not even have fired from where he did. Child is a master of the perverse solution to the set of questions no-one ever asked in quite that way before, and the macho yet sensitive Reacher is one of the more interesting series characters in thrillers. One Shot is a smart set of puzzles which strings the reader along to false conclusions and a sense of real danger. It also, like its hero, has a heart. --Roz Kaveney
Publish date: November 1st 2012
Pages no: 495
Edition language: English
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I almost didn't find this book because it has been relisted as "Jack Reacher: One Shot", linking it to the movie "Jack Reacher" Don't let that put you off. The book is better than the movie if only because I didn't have to watch 5'7" Cruise playing 6'5" Jack Reacher. This book starts a sniper ki...
Niestety to jedna z najsłabszych książek Lee Childa. Odniosłam wrażenie że Reacher posiada jakieś nadprzyrodzone zdolności coś w stylu "pojawiam się i znikam" książka mało realistyczna. A może to ja za bardzo utożsamiłam bohatera książkowego z filmowym (Nie potrzebnie obejrzałam najpierw film!) a ta...
Fajna książka, zaskoczyła mnie końcówka. Lee Child jest moim faworytem w tym gatunku.
The usual overblown, unbelievable story, but delivered with panache. You can only get away with this sort of thing if you are a good writer, and Lee Child pulls it off every time. Eat your heart out James Patterson!
six shot five dead the killer smiles and leave the crime scene uninterrupted gloating at his successful completion of the mission.Misson:: manslaugter ,leave no evidence behind Status ::accomplished.But then fate intervened,got Jack Reacher involved.You don't mess with this ex-army who has the built...