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Killing Floor

(Jack Reacher 1) (Jack Reacher)

By Lee Child

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Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 April 1998
Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series about Jack Reacher, hero of the blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. It presents Reacher for the first time, as the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode: a righter of wrongs, the perfect action hero. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles down a country road into Margrave, Georgia. An arbitrary decision he's about to regret. Reacher is the only stranger in town on the day they have had their first homicide in thirty years.The cops arrest Reacher and the police chief turns eyewitness to place him at the scene. As nasty secrets leak out, and the body count mounts, one thing is for sure. They picked the wrong guy to take the fall.

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The very first book by number one bestseller Lee Child, which introduces his iconic hero Jack Reacher.

About the Author

Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. He was born in Coventry, raised in Birmingham, and now lives in New York. It is said one of his novels featuring his hero Jack Reacher is sold somewhere in the world every nine seconds. His books consistently achieve the number-one slot on bestseller lists around the world, 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. Jack Reacher, the first Jack Reacher movie starring Tom Cruise, was based on the novel One Shot, and the second is Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.


"'Great style and careful plotting... Depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense.' New York Times" "'Beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcana about currency and counterfeiting enliven this taut and tough-minded first novel... Child writes with a hand as strong and steady as steel.' Publishers' Weekly" "At least as good as any of Grisham's." * Cork Examiner * "Stunningly dynamic" * Daily Mail * "The best thriller I've read in years" * New Statesman *

EAN: 9780553505405
ISBN: 0553505408
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random Hou
Dimensions: 17.8 x 11 x 3.1 centimeters (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Leon on
Great book, arrived in good condition...
Mary on
Love Jack Reacher. Cool dude. Thinks very deeply on his next moves and very cautious. Cant wait to read the rest of the series.
Denise on
Wow, what a great read. The first of Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" novels and it really sucks you in from the beginning. A wonderful mystery-thriller that is impossible to put down once you begin. This is the only problem I have with Child's books. You get so involved in the story and before you know it, its only been a few days and the book is finished. One of the best in the series.
Jan on
This is the first Jack Reacher story and I intend reading them all!!!! It was a fast rollicking read just kept one guessing all along and the conclusion was most satisfactory, not sentimental in any way! Lee Child is a British author writing with an American theme and he does it well, not too many American colloquialisms. I thoroughly recommend this book to any who like a good thriller.
Customer on
In a word awesome. I totally enjoyed this book from cover to cover
Caroline on
Good thriller, does what a thriller is supposed to do, and keeps the reader turning pages at a cracking pace. Very violent as I had been warned by Nancy Pearl , some moments made me go 'eeew..' but I was grossed out in a good way. Reading the book was sort of like watching an engaging action movie (I'm thinking "True Lies" here...) - you know it's unrealistic but it's good enough to make you suspend the disbelief, or at least the accompanying eye roll.
I don't have the hots for Jack Reacher after reading this, but I find that I have to like him, in the same way I had to like Macgyver - the dude can do anything.
So yes, I will be reading more of this series, it's hard to resist!
Ryan on
The first in the Jack Reacher series and a thumping good read to start it off. The first page to the last is exploding and intense. Where ever Jack Reacher goes he finds trouble or trouble finds him but he toughs it out and ends up on top to just disappear and drift on. When you read this book you will be stunned at the detail portrayed in Reachers mind and how he figures it all out and you realise just what a dangrous weapon Reachers is himself.
Tessa on
Lee Child's Jack Reacher is one of the most inteesting heavyweight heroes, an ex military cop who drifts from place to place mostly minding his own buisness but frequently righting wrongs and other such things. In The Killing Floor Reacher drifts into a new town and is promptly thrown in prison. In his dogged and lethal style Reacher gets to the bottom of things.
Simon on
The first of Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels is, in my opinion, still the best. Written in first person narrative, we get inside the mind of the tough talking hard-man himself - and boy, is he cool. From standing alone against a cell full of bad dudes intent on violence (and explaining to us why he does what he does) to his realisations of where his thinking went wrong, this novel is just full-on from start to finish - a reccomended read who like their heros cool and agrressive, western style...

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