Jack Reacher (One Shot)
Jack's back! In another taut, cool, sexy pageturner from the master, Lee Child.
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 ex-military cop to this psychopathic killer?
"'Hot, indomitable... knockout.'" - New York Times
"'The thing about Lee Child's books is that you can't put the damn things down.'" - Independent on Sunday
"Child's strengths are fast-moving dialogue and gripping action sequences ... The excitement lasts from the first to the final page" - EVENING STANDARD
"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 right of wrongs and always as God's gift to women." - Literary 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." - Independent
"Reacher sees justice done while kicking commendable amounts of ass ... Intricate plotting makes for an engrossing read." - Arena
"First-rate thriller, with the imperturbable Reacher meting out his brand of justice to the villains." - Sunday Telegraph
"'Jack Reacher is irresistible.'" - Observer
Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every twenty seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot in hardback and paperback on bestseller lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are published in over one hundred territories. He is the recipient of many prizes, most recently the CWA's Diamond Dagger for a writer of an outstanding body of crime fiction.
All his thrillers have been optioned for major motion pictures, the first of which, Jack Reacher, was based on the novel One Shot, and the second, for release in October 2016, will be based on Never Go Back.
He was born in Coventry, brought up in Birmingham, and now lives in New York.