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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (25,153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Child Narrator: Dick Hill, Jeff Harding Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Reacher Novels Release Date:
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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 case explodes.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hot, indomitable…knockout.”

    New York Times

  • “Unravelling and retangling violent narratives is the writer’s specialty. This is the ninth of his books to feature the drifter-investigator Jack Reacher—a hybrid of John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee and Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer—and it certainly ranks in the first tier of the series. There is considerable mayhem, lovingly described…and there’s a good cast…Before it’s all, vividly, over, one feels confident that Reacher—smart, rootless, and brave—will not only get his man but make him suffer.”

    New Yorker

  • “The thing about Lee Child’s books is that you can’t put the damn things down.”

    Independent on Sunday (London)

  • “Lee Child is often mistaken for a US writer, so skilfully and enthusiastically has he embraced the idiom of the American thriller…One of the genre’s finest practitioners.”

    Independent (London)

  • “Child combines detail-building procedural style with an all-systems-go thriller narrative…Reacher can run away from most of the competition in the thriller sweepstakes.”

    Booklist

  • “The author’s best thriller in years, filled as it is with detailed procedural insight, dry wit, and page-turning disclosures.”

    Bookmarks magazine

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/8/2014

    " Fast moving plot with lots of twists + turns. This was my first Lee Child / Jack Reacher Book and it will not be my last. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven Pike | 2/1/2014

    " Very similar to the others. Quite entertaining, but I've got to say the Reacher novels are all starting to blend into one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beth | 1/30/2014

    " Well-written crime/thriller/mystery. I might need to check out others in the series. Much better than I expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eddie | 1/19/2014

    " This was my 1st visit to the series and I was hooked. He is a fine hero, almost never wrong, just the way I like my Hero. But the catch to start the adventure won me over, very unique. Jack warned him if he ever cross the line again..... "

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