Book Reviews of One Shot (Jack Reacher, Bk 9)

One Shot (Jack Reacher, Bk 9)
One Shot - Jack Reacher, Bk 9
Author: Lee Child
ISBN-13: 9780440241027
ISBN-10: 0440241022
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 480
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 457 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first Lee Child book, and once I got past the short, choppy sentences, I really loved it. Jack Reacher is a heck of a hero.
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Helpful Score: 2
Jack Reacher, ex-military MP, is at his best in this book. Just when you think you have it figured out the plot changes.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Reacher story. Kept me turning the pages!
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Helpful Score: 1
Jack Reacher book. Exciting and interesting.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of his better books, I think. A fast read, but interesting and involved.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Best Author of Suspense Novels!!!!!!! Reacher the main character in all of Lee Child's books is such the awsome ex-military cop but so engaging to women and men. This guy rocks! He is invisiable and he gets into some serious situations while trying to hlep others even when he just wishings to be traveling around the world unattached. You will enjoy this book! Get yours today!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another lee Child read in one night. best yet
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book. Another crime thriller in the Jack Reacher series.
Hard to put this one down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was Child's best book so far. ( In my opinion)
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Helpful Score: 1
Started Out OK - but was ready for story to be over - way way before it really was.
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This is one of the worst books I have ever read. So unbelievable and far fetched. It was a struggle to finish it
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Reacher Rocks!
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I've read four in this series in somewhat random order, and this one is my favorite so far. Nice plot twists, and Reacher in top form.
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Another great book from Lee Child. Explosive. Keeps you on the edge of your seat.
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GREAT BOOK !!!
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I'm in love with Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels. They keep you guessing; keep you involved - in other words, great story, great characters and Reacher is fabulous.
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Very exciting action book with a little romancr thrown in. A typical Jack Reacher book!
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What I have come to expect. Great book
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Another cleaver great read by Lee Child. Highly recommend.
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I loved this story - hooked me early on. I am a fan of Jack Reacher and have enjoyed all of the series so far. My book club read this one and we went to see the movie as well.
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A hard, gritty, fast moving thriller. A very good read
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Jack Reacher is my favorite book character. A great read.
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Fantastic, as always!
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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 should never have missed a shot. Reacher is certain something is not right - and soon the slam-dunk case explodes....
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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 sasy: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me.
Pulse-pounding action - Chicago Sun-Times
Explosive - Miami Herald
Crackles with excitement - St Petersburg Times
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Good thrilling read but very contrived. I loved the plot but the evildoers and their motivations come out of left field and don't quite seem to fit. Fun nonetheless.

3 stars out of 5
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Pretty good read with an interesting plot.
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Another great Reacher mystery that I didn't figure out until Reacher told me the answer in the book. You gotta love Reacher's style.
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Great book.
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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.
The gunman worked from a parking structure just thirty yards awaypoint-blank range for a trained military sniper like James Barr. His victims were in the wrong place at the wrong time. But why does Barr want Reacher at his side? There are good reasons why Reacher is the last person Barr would want to see. But when Reacher hears Barrs own words, he understands.
Great book as always with Jack Reacher as the ex-military MP. Don't miss this one!
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Another super page-turner from Child. This is the 9th Reacher novel and they just seem to get better and better. In this one, Reacher travels to Indiana because a former Army sniper apparently went on a shooting rampage killing 5 people -- Reacher wants to make sure the sniper gets his due. But as usual, all is not as it seems. Was the sniper coerced into doing the shooting or did he do it at all? Of course in the end, Reacher is able to get to the bottom of what really happened and why, but of course he's Reacher! High recommendation for this one.
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Very involved, but the pieces of the puzzle all fit together at the end.
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Always love Reacher
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Okay, this is the book that they have made into a movie. Which I can see why. I like it but I'm curious if they are going to update it. Meaning, the year this story occurs. During this time, regular cell phones and not smart phones are being used in the story. Will the story be set in the year the story is set in the book or will they update it?

Aside from that, again, I had fun with the story, it was exciting and Child is great with providing details that make it easy to follow. The final climax of the mystery is a little, just a little, hokey but I still had fun. Now, the reason behind Reacher getting a little *ahem* action himself during the story was a little weak and forced but, hey, I can't complain too much.

I was flipping channels and caught a few minutes of Knight and Day. I know, a bad movie but I wanted to get a visual of what Reacher might look like on screen. I have to admit that I can see a little of what Reacher would like, I just wish Cruise was taller. Will his hair be blonde and will he have blue eyes? (Does Cruise have blue eyes? I haven't really noticed). I think the Reacher novels would work better as a TV series.

Anyhoo, I will continue to reach the Jack Reacker novels and I'm happy to say that I've just ordered The Hard Way. I love Jack Reacher!

Happy reading!!! =)
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Really good character - definitely one of the really good books in the series. Fast paced, entertaining read, good/believable plot. Worth your time!
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Enjoyed it.
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GREAT READ,MR. CHILD NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE ME WITH HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE OF THE MILITARY LIFE AND WEAPONS. AS ALWAYS HE TAKES YOU ON A PAGE TURNING EVENT THAT DOES NOT LET GO UNTIL YOU REACH THE UNPREDICTIBLE FINALE.
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One of the best Jack Reacher books, in my opinion. Tightly written, well-paced. The ending is very satisfying.
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Quintessential Reacher, plot holes and implausibilities and all. A man accused of using his sniping skills to kill five people asks for Reacher as soon as he's arrested. But when Reacher arrives, he arrives looking for vengeance. However, because Reacher wants all of his questions answered, he pulls at the loose ends and soon the whole fabric is revealed as a conspiracy and comes unraveled. The book moves fast enough that the reader can gloss over some of the questionable plot details and is fun enough that one can cry, "Oh no he didn't). This was a thoroughly enjoyable book and gets five stars because it does exactly what it sets out to do.
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One of his best
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This author is a new discovery for me. The hero, Jack Reacher, is like a more believable Jack Bauer from "24". I finished it in two sittings and have just ordered another one of his books. I think I may need to read all of the books in this series. A real page-turner!!!
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A very good read!
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love, love, love Jack Reacher. Excellent escapist thriller - couldn't put it down.
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Love Jack Reacher, now I didn't read this book but I just watched the movie with Tom Cruise and I do have to say Cruise got the character down pat!
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Another fast page turner from Lee Child. Totally enjoyed it.
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Good, enjoyable, definitely recommend.
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Another great Jack Reacher novel.
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I have read all of Lee Child's books about Jack Reacher and this is the best one. Lots of suspense, surprises and action.
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Six shots. Five dead. One city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved - except for one thing. They have the wrong guy. 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...
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Short and sweet the Jack Reacher series is the best since MacDonalds' Travis McGee and the two have a lot in common. Both are a bit larger than life but not so much so as to make them unbelievable.
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Jack Reacher is a great hero and this is my favorite of the Reacher series.
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Another excellent Reacher novel.
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Very entertaining book ... full of surprises.
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Jack does all the things you want him to do. Mainly being a brilliant crime analyst.
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great book!!
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Another great Reacher read
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another great Reacher !!
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I love it that Jack Reacher in this series of Lee Child's books is not the typical perfect hero, in fact, he's a little damaged, but he's deadly when going after the bad guys. I want ALL of the Jack Reacher books now because once I start one, it's very hard to put it down.
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Great series, and great book.
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Excellent for fans of the Jack Reacher series.
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The ninth thriller to star ex-military cop Jack Reacher literally opens with a bang--several of them, in fact. A sniper lurks in a parking garage during rush hour and calmly picks off five people exiting an office building. Overwhelming physical evidence names the perpetrator as Gulf War veteran James Barr. Barr, now in police custody, insists on his innocence and asks to speak to Jack Reacher. Reacher seems an odd choice for a defense witness; he's still angry that Barr walked away scot-free from a similar incident in which he gunned down four people in Kuwait. Surprisingly, Reacher becomes convinced of Barr's innocence; unfortunately, a jail beating has left the suspect with amnesia, making him unable to speak in his own defense.
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Great story. Very good writing and characters.
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I just saw the movie "JACK REACHER" that is based on this book by Lee Child & the movie was EXCELLENT!!!!! So if you can't get a copy of this book go see the movie! Tom Cruise plays Reacher.
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First book I've ever read in this "Reacher" series. Have already ordered another one. I could not put this book down - suspenseful, surprising, with lots of twists. Can't wait to read all of the others!
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Classic Jack Reacher. If you are not a fan, you should be. Good characters, fast action, imaginiative plot lines.Good read..
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This is the book that started me on the Jack Reacher books. Good read I really liked this book.
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Another Lee Child great read. Reacher is the best.
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A great character and a great series.
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page burner. perfect reading for the Y.
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Great story ... twists and turns that keep you intrigued. A slam-dunk case for the murder of five people against a former military sniper starts to look doubtful when Jack Reacher begins to investigate.
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A great story that is both exciting and full of suspense. A relativly easy read.
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The usual mysterious do-gooder. Not a bad read.
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Another GREAT Jack Reacher novel
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another great reacher novel!!
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he needs to write faster lol great great character
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good read - my first with Jack Reacher
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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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Really good, just like all of them!
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Lee Child's Reacher gets better and better. This was another page turner that I could not put down. The ending was in true Reacher style.
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Another great book by Lee child!!!!!
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I found the story exciting until the end. I wasn't able to figure out who the bad guy was which is part of my criteria for enjoyment.
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Hard-hitting! Great suspense! Page-turner.
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It was very good - NOTHING like the movie! I still can't believe they cast Tom Cruise as a 6'7" buff blonde w/blue eyes!
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Loved it!!!!
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This is a book about a military hero who helps people
with problems they can't solve on their own. It is a
really good read. I should finish it in a little while.
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The movie does not do Jack Reacher justice.
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I love every Jack Reacher book. Wish Lee Child would write some more and soon.
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Love the Reacher books. Couldn't put this one down.
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My hubby loves this author.
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First class Reacher. Yes it's formula but who cares, the action is all there!

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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Great Book. A joy to read.
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New York Times bestseller.
Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have is solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says "You've got the wrong guy, contact Jack Reacher for me."
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One Shot is a great book and the story line had me reading it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down.
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Great mystery with a good twist.
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I also watched the film "Jack Reacher" starring Tom Cruise. I enjoyed the film and recommended it to my family and friends. I did not know that it was based on "One Shot" because this book is one I missed in the series. Loved the film so I would guess I would feel the same way about this book.
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Jack Reacher novel, very good.
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Jack Reacher novel
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This is the edition with Tom Cruise on the cover.
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As always, a great Jack Reacher novel
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This is the first Lee Child novel I have read and I love it!!!! I will definitely be going back to read the previous novels with his character Reacher.

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