One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9) by Lee Child

One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)

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, from the world he lives in—no phone, no address, no commitments–ex–military investigator Jack Reacher is coming. In Lee Child’s astonishing new thriller, Reacher’s arrival will change everyt...

Details One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)

TitleOne Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)
Release DateMar 28th, 2006
PublisherDell Publishing Company
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Crime

Reviews One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9)

  • Stevedutch
    Nobody should pick up a Jack Reacher novel and expect great literature. I might be wrong but I suspect that that isn’t Lee Child’s purpose. What you get instead is a good dollop of wish-fulfilment, good writing, beautiful, intelligent and feisty females who are either integral to the development of the plot or just along for the ride, and implausible story lines! One shot is no exception – why change a winning formula? In Reacher, Child has...
  • Alp
    4.5/5 “You going to shoot me?” Reacher asked.“Maybe.”“You should.”“Why?”“Because if you don’t, I’m going to find you and I’m going to make you sorry.” Lee Child never ceases to amaze me with the depth and cleverness of his writing. This is the ninth installment of Jack Reacher series and it still gave me a lot of thrills and chills, as same as the previous ones did. How on earth can he come up with such engaging and rive...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    One shot (Jack Reacher #9), Lee ChildOne Shot is the ninth book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. The book title is based on "One shot, one kill," the military sniper's creed. The novel was adapted into the 2012 film Jack Reacher, starring Tom Cruise as the title character. This book is written in the third person.In a small Indiana city, a lone gunman in a parking garage calmly fires into a rush-hour crowd in a public plaza, commi...
  • David
    A sniper guns down five people. The evidence against him is overwhelming. When questioned by the police he declares bluntly that they have the wrong man. Then he says, "Get Reacher." The cops have no idea who Reacher is, but you and I should know, because, if we are reading in order this is # 9 in the series. (oops- I read this one out of order).. Reacher, however, is on the way already? Why? Because, the sniper committed the same type of crime d...
  • Carol
    Good mystery-crime novel with lots of fast-paced action and even a bit of romance. If you are a Jack Reacher fan, I'm sure you will enjoy this entertaining book.As for the movie, it's kind of hard to imagine Tom Cruise as the big and tall Jack Reacher, but I still might give it a try.
  • Rob
    Number 9 in the Jack Reacher Series.5/5 because this was great.This story starts out of the blocks on page one and just keeps going.There is what appears to be and random act of violence. A sniper fires 6 bullets and kills 5 people. The man accused has done this before whilst still in the army in Kuwait. Reacher was the MP that arrested him, on that occasion, but because of political intervention the assassin got off. Reacher promised the man if ...
  • Harry
    I'm going to add the same review for all of the Reacher series, so if you've read this one, you've read 'em all. If you feel a certain affinity for the lone hero, a man of principle, of unwavering knowledge and assent as to his own actions, than Jack Reacher's your kinda guy. Lee Child has created an unforgettable and unique character in his creation of Jack Reacher. Jack seems to implicitly understand that he is a unique animal/human running aro...
  • Samir
    The best book in the series so far.
  • Mike Nemeth
    "One Shot" was turned into a vehicle for Tom Cruise and released to theaters late in 2012. I finally read the book and loved it. But a little background first. Watching the movie was my first exposure to author Lee Child's work. And after the opening scene and exposure to the hard-bitten dialogue, I was hooked. The back and forth got me to recall my obsession during college forays into used book stores hunting for early Mickey Spillane novels. Th...
  • Book Addict Shaun
    Despite owning every single Jack Reacher novel in paperback (and it’s such a beautiful looking collection) it’s shockingly been nearly a year since I read The Enemy, so I couldn’t wait to continue with the series. I just love Reacher. Honestly I could just read about him doing anything mundane and still be addicted to it. He is one of my all-time favourite characters and as with Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, I am trying to savour these ...
  • Joe Robles
    This is the first Jack Reacher book I've read, and I picked it up because of the upcoming movie. I have to say my only problem with it is that now I'm going to have to read all of Lee Child's books, and I already have a queue of over 140 "to read".It's a really great thriller. It's hard to talk about it without revealing too much, hence the spoilers warning. My favorite bit is that Jack is not some flawless superman. He's trailed throughout the b...
  • Jane Stewart
    4 stars. You need to suspend disbelief, but it’s still a fun, tough guy story.STORY BRIEF:A sniper kills five people leaving a downtown office building. Several pieces of evidence point to James Barr a former army sniper. James says “You’ve got the wrong guy. Get Reacher for me.” Coincidentally Reacher comes to town for his own reasons. Reacher saw the story in the news. He knew Barr when they were in the army together fourteen years ago...
  • Rakesh
    Jack Reacher , I like this character a lot.Trust Lee Child , Trust Jack Reacher you will not disappoint.Don't know how I should put this, expectations were high and believe me that was real.On a busy day, six shots were fired and five was dead. A case seems like a massacre. The accused was caught in no time. A slam dunk case.During the interrogation , accused denies and asks to get Reacher for him.With Reacher involved how we can put this book do...
  • Subroto
    If you are already a Jack Reacher fan - the number of whom which I assume is now increasing each day (the last book - A Man Wanted debuted at NYT No 1 position this September) - then I don't need to tell you this. Jack Reacher books are entertainers - not much intelligence there - but very catchy and very interesting. Makes for great holiday / in flight reads.One Shot is very fast, very smart and totally un-put-down-able . Very vintage Reacher - ...
  • Simon
    The first few pages were painful. Lots of self-consciously terse sentences as if worried about scaring off slow readers. A sample from page 13: "The garage was always packed. He knew that. That was why they were extending it. They were doubling its size. It was used by shoppers. That was why it was quiet."But soon things pick up and the plot moves along swiftly and smoothly. Reacher is a bland but likeable protagonist, notable mainly for being a ...
  • Abram
    My Rating: 4.4/5'One Shot' is definitely one of the best Jack Reacher novel. It's what you call a novel you can't put down. I read the whole 500 pages in like 10 hours. It has to be a record for me as I never done that before. The story is first class and the characters are fantastic and again please don't go around poking at the literary sense of the novel. It has good writing but not great or excellent. As always Jack Reacher kicks ass. I watch...
  • Maureen DeLuca
    A 4 star read- plus I just had to add 1 more for the MC- Reacher!! I'm only on book 9 and looking forward to getting thru them ALL.... I'm guessing that Reacher doesn't get that much older as the series progresses..... *sigh* I love the guy!!
  • Fred
    Jack Reacher (drifter & ex-military police) Jack Reacher Movie trailer IMDb’s - Movie Review Jack Reacher can do no wrong in any chase. Wikipedia review IMDb - the 2 Jack Reacher movies
  • Corey
    Man, it seems when I finish each Jack Reacher book I keep telling myself I'm gonna take a break from the series so I don't get burned out, but I find myself already jumping to the next book, and it leaves me wanting more! The series is just so addictive!Jack Reacher is back in the action when a lone gunman senselessly guns down 5 innocent bystanders in a small Indiana city. The authorizes catch up to the shooter and take him into custody, and sup...
  • Eric
    When the Jack Reacher movie trailer first came out, and I found out it was based on a book, I was intrigued enough to pick it up. Unfortunately, my logical brain assumed they would adapt the first book in the series, Killing Floor, and so I read the wrong book, as they took the screenplay from this book, the ninth in the series. Anyway, while I liked that book well enough (review here), this book showed how much the author has improved since Wh...
  • Siobhan
    One Shot is the ninth book in my biggest guilty pleasure series – Jack Reacher. Since picking up Killing Floor, I have been slowly working my way through the Jack Reacher books. I say slowly, but it’s more of an ebb and flow when it comes to my reading of the series. There was a couple of weeks between Killing Floor and Die Trying; three months between Die Trying and Tripwire; four months between Tripwire and Running Blind; five months betwee...
  • Matt
    It all began with six shots in Indiana, leaving five people dead and the locals in shock. The case seems open and shut; a suspect emerging in a few hours with evidence to match. A former military sniper is arrested and charged, with the death penalty a strong possibility. When the accused asks for Jack Reacher, locals scramble to determine what the request means and who it might be. A prison beating leaves the accused unable to remember anything ...
  • Mitzi
    Everyone I know who has read this book (or rather series) before seeing the movie says the same thing,"I can't believe they put Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher...I mean, the guy is supposed to be huge!" But having never heard of Jack before watching the movie, I say Tom is a better Jack than Jack is. A guy that big and tall would have a much harder time melting into the crowd and being a drifter than plain old ordinary Tom. Plus, it seems more likely ...
  • James
    Another good entry in the Jack Reacher story. While he has some misses, the regular hits are worth the strike-outs. I came to this one after the seeing the film, so it felt a litttle like reading a novelisation rather than reading the novel the film was based on. Suddenly things are a little bit spoiled for me: for a start, I'm imagining short-arsed Tom Cruise as Reacher which just isn't working for me (although he was a lot better in the movie t...
  • Pranta Ghosh Dastider
    I had always wanted to read a Jack Reacher book. Ever since I have read the lone short story Second Child, featuring kid Reacher. He was a kid in that one, but already smart and kick ass. He was action packed and no bullshit, and I liked him instantly. Now move forward to 4 years and finally I have him read. A full story, no less. One Shot. I had watched the movie before, but thanks to my dull memory, forgot all the key points, even the ending it...
  • Ryan Mishap
    Left at work, I was reading this on breaks. Standard blah action book with the impossibly talented and cool hero. A clever set-up is wasted by too much reveal too quickly.The writing is terse but too long. I will explain, no, there is not time, let me sum up:If you think you are writing like Hemingway for your action book and you actually were, the book wouldn't be over 400 pages. He writes short sentences. Even fragments. But there are too many ...
  • Andre
    Quite a few people didn’t like Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher in the movie. Personally I don’t think he did such a bad job though. Sure, he doesn’t look at all like the Jack Reacher described in the books. His body size, his style (or lack there-of) and his general appearance, none of those match up to the character Lee Child so carefully crafted into existence. However, it is a highly entertaining movie and that is what many critics seem to fo...
  • Kandice Dreama
    This is a book I came across while waiting in a hospital waiting room, I do not usually touch magazines or books at doctors or dentists but the title interested me so i picked it up, The couple of pages was this Bio of Jack Reacher this character though not extraordinary had specific skill set, Within the first couple of pages I was so engrossed in the story line and who Jack Reacher was as a person and what made him Him I did not hear my name be...
  • Joey
    I have a lot of books and not enough space so I read this only to get it off my bookshelf. I have 5 other Lee Childs and this book was going to decide the fate of the others. Do they stay or do they get traded in at the used book store? Not only am I keeping my 6 Lee Childs in my book collection (the wife and I have about 1200 books) I'm adding more Lee Childs (when I come across them at the used book store). This book is as Badass as Jack Reache...
  • William
    I am going thru the series for the 2nd time.This time an audio narrated by Dick Hill.The story was just okay and there was not a lot of Reacher violence, but there was enough.One problem for me was that I kept seeing Tom Cruise as Reacher. As Reacher fans know, Child goes to great lengths in EVERY book to tell us just how big and imposing Jack is. So casting of Cruise, who is 10 inches shorter at 5'7", Child sold out.Another criticism, which is w...