One Shot

One Shot Cover

One Shot

By Lee Child

Dell Publishing Company, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440246077, 466pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2009

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.

About the Author
Lee Childis the author of nineteen"New York Times"bestselling Jack Reacher thrillers, ten of which have reached the #1 position. All have been optioned for major motion pictures; the first, "Jack Reacher, "was based on"One Shot." Foreign rights in the Reacher series have sold in almost a hundred territories. A native of England and a former television director, Lee Child lives in New York City."

Praise For One Shot

"Reacher's back ... gonzo action ... canny plotting, tight prose, swift tempo."—Kirkus Reviews

"Nothing is what it seems in the riveting puzzle, as vivid set pieces and rapid-fire dialogue culminate in a slam-bang showdown in the villains' lair."—Publishers Weekly

"Child has a gift for throwing you a curve just when you think you've seen it all."—Rocky Mountain News

"Sparse prose and fast pacing—[One Shot] is sure to be found in many hammocks this summer."—Chicago Tribune

"If you're looking for a new series, this [the Jack Reacher novels] is one of the best in the thriller genre."—Salt Lake Tribune

“Electrifying . . . This series is utterly addictive.”—New York Times

“Explosive.”—Miami Herald