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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 noble Reacher to this psychopathic killer?


Although the Jack Reacher can be read in any order, One Shot is the 9th in the series.

© Lee Child 2005 (P) Penguin Audio 2009

Critics Review

  • ‘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.’

  • ‘The Jack Reacher series of thrillers…are all hugely exciting, and knowledgeable about weapons and technology. They exude a powerful sense of right and wrong. We’ve seen him…as a righter of wrongs and always as God’s gift to women.’

    Literary Review
  • ‘Child’s strengths are fast-moving dialogue and gripping action sequences … The excitement lasts from the first to the final page.’

    Evening Standard
  • ‘Reacher sees justice done while kicking commendable amounts of ass … Intricate plotting makes for an engrossing read.’

  • ‘First-rate thriller, with the imperturbable Reacher meting out his brand of justice to the villains.’

    Sunday Telegraph

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