It's about midday in a small town in Indiana. A lone gunman enters the parking lot and fires into the rush hour crowd, killing five people with six shots. When the killer is found a few days later via an easy trail left for cops to follow, he only says one thing: Get Reacher for me. He then starts proclaiming his innocence.
Jack Reacher, ex-military turned cop, knows not of the man until he sees it on the news, but in a shot he's on a bus to Indiana. With no job and a shrinking savings account, the only thing that leads him to help is his moral convictions and his spotless record for solving crimes in record time.
Of course, it comes to light that this isn't the suspect's first killing. Years ago, he'd been an army sniper in the same unit as Reacher, where he'd gone on a similar killing spree and gotten away with it. Reacher isn't about to let that happen again, and he tries with all his might to make sure the killer stays behind bars...but will he be able to? Only time will tell if his efforts will truly be successful.
Lee Child, penname for British thriller writer Jim Grant, is best known for writing the Killing Floor series, a series of books about an ex-military policeman named Jack Reacher. Before that, he worked as a presentation director for the UK's ITV network. He also wrote a fair number of commercials, trailers, and news stories. Child has also penned a collection of short stories and other prose works both under his name and a variety of pennames. He lives in England with his wife and son.
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state
of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except
for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get
Reacher for me.
And sure enough, ex-military investigator Jack Reacher is
coming. He knows this shooter—a trained military sniper who never should have
missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right—and soon the slam-dunk
Now Reacher is teamed with a beautiful young defense lawyer,
moving closer to the unseen enemy who is pulling the strings. Reacher knows
that no two opponents are created equal. This one has come to the heartland
from his own kind of hell. And Reacher knows that the only way to take him down
is to match his ruthlessness and cunning–and then beat him shot for shot. Download and start listening now!