One Shot

One Shot

A Jack Reacher Novel

Large Print - 2005
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Jack Reacher. Hero. Loner. Soldier. Soldier’s son. An elite military cop, he was one of the army’s brightest stars. But in every cop’s life there is a turning point. One case. One messy, tangled case that can shatter a career. Turn a lawman into a renegade. And make him question words like honor, valor, and duty. For Jack Reacher, this is that case.

New Year’s Day, 1990. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The world is changing. And in a North Carolina “hot-sheets” motel, a two-star general is found dead. His briefcase is missing. Nobody knows what was in it. Within minutes Jack Reacher has his orders: Control the situation. But this situation can’t be controlled. Within hours the general’s wife is murdered hundreds of miles away. Then the dominoes really start to fall.

Two Special Forces soldiers—the toughest of the tough—are taken down, one at a time. Top military commanders are moved from place to place in a bizarre game of chess. And somewhere inside the vast worldwide fortress that is the U.S. Army, Jack Reacher—an ordinarily untouchable investigator for the 110th Special Unit—is being set up as a fall guy with the worst enemies a man can have.

But Reacher won’t quit. He’s fighting a new kind of war. And he’s taking a young female lieutenant with him on a deadly hunt that leads them from the ragged edges of a rural army post to the winding streets of Paris to a confrontation with an enemy he didn’t know he had. With his French-born mother dying—and divulging to her son one last, stunning secret—Reacher is forced to question everything he once believed…about his family, his career, his loyalties—and himself. Because this soldier’s son is on his way into the darkness, where he finds a tangled drama of desperate desires and violent death—and a conspiracy more chilling, ingenious, and treacherous than anyone could have guessed.

Baker & Taylor
Former army cop Jack Reacher finds himself questioning the instincts that made him an elite soldier when his latest case forces him to choose between obeying the law and becoming a renegade.

Baker
& Taylor

Former army cop Jack Reacher finds himself questioning the instincts that made him an elite soldier when his latest case forces him to choose between obeying the law and becoming a renegade. By the author of Persuader. (Suspense)

Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2005
Edition: 1st large print ed
ISBN: 9780375433375
0375433376
9780375433382
0375433384
Branch Call Number: L FICTION CHILD
L FICTION CHILD
Characteristics: 615 p. 24 cm

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RedLeaf
Mar 14, 2016

The book and the movie are similar but the book has more characters involved and a clearer movement from clue to clue to reach the conclusion. The reason for the four stars is that this is a good book in the genre and the Jack Reacher series although I wouldn't rate it so highly against what are often called serious writers.

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wilqser
Jun 01, 2014

A Jack Reacher novel which started off rather well but written like a rush job near the end. Too much explaining - pendantic- in the book rather storytelling. Was disappointed and would not recommend.

nutty7688 Feb 02, 2013

Quick & Easy Read

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pterry25
Nov 24, 2012

fun read. I can see why Tom Cruise (and many other actors) would want to portray this character.

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ScorchingSun
Sep 27, 2011

Lots of twists and turns in this one.
With the usual gut-wrenching violence. No one is safe.-----I believe the first Jack Reacher book was "Killing Floor" in 1997.

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nitetraino
Mar 12, 2011

Jack Reacher is a very bad man, but a good one. Glad he's on the side of the good guys. 7 of 10 stars

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c210flyer
Aug 16, 2010

I like the Jack Reacher character. Good story, even if it is a stretch of plausibility. 7 of 10 for me.

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cybercyberdoc Apr 13, 2014

This book follows The Enemy. extraordinarily good book. Dick hill. Reacher shows to convict a sniper who got released due to politics In the Army. now he has killed again 14 years later - but was set up and Reacher is framed. Great Book!

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