Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1)

Awards:   Winner of Anthony Award: Best First Novel 1998. Winner of Anthony Awards: Best First Novel 1998 Winner of Anthony Awards: Best First Novel 1998. Winner of Barry Award 1998. Winner of Barry Awards: Best First Novel 1998 Winner of Barry Awards: Best First Novel 1998.
Author:   Lee Child ,  Jeff Harding
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9780553505405


Pages:   560
Publication Date:   01 April 1998
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Killing Floor: (Jack Reacher 1)


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Awards

  • Winner of Anthony Award: Best First Novel 1998.
  • Winner of Anthony Awards: Best First Novel 1998
  • Winner of Anthony Awards: Best First Novel 1998.
  • Winner of Barry Award 1998.
  • Winner of Barry Awards: Best First Novel 1998
  • Winner of Barry Awards: Best First Novel 1998.

Overview

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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Author:   Lee Child ,  Jeff Harding
Publisher:   Transworld Publishers Ltd
Imprint:   Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Edition:   New edition
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 11.00cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.294kg
ISBN:  

9780553505405


ISBN 10:   0553505408
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   01 April 1998
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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'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


Welcome to Margrave, Georgia - but don't get too attached to the townsfolk, who are either in on a giant conspiracy, or hurtling toward violent deaths, or both. There's not much of a welcome for Jack Reacher, a casualty of the Army's peace dividend, who's drifted into town idly looking for traces of a long-dead black jazzman. Not only do the local cops arrest him for murder, but the chief of police turns eyewitness to place him on the scene, even though Reacher was getting on a bus in Tampa at the time. Two surprises follow: The murdered man wasn't the only victim, and he was Reacher's brother Joe, whom he hadn't seen in seven years. So Reacher, who so far hasn't had anything personally against the crooks who set him up for a weekend in the state pen at Warburton, clicks into overdrive. Banking on the help of the only two people in Margrave he can trust - a Harvard-educated chief of detectives who hasn't been on the job long enough to be on the take, and a smart, scrappy officer who's taken him to her bed - he sets out methodically in his brother's footsteps, trying to figure out why his cellmate in Warburton, a panicky banker whose cell-phone number turned up in Joe's shoe, confessed to a murder he obviously didn't commit; trying to figure out why all the out-of-towners on Joe's list of recent contacts were as dead as he was; and trying to stop the local carnage, or at least direct it in more positive ways. Though the testosterone flows as freely as printer's ink, Reacher is an unobtrusively sharp detective in his quieter moments - not that there are many of them to judge by. Despite the crude, tough-naif narration, debut novelist Child serves up a big, rangy plot, menace as palpable as a ticking bomb, and enough battered corpses to make an undertaker grin. (Kirkus Reviews)


Corruption, intimidation and worse in deepest Georgia; a rumble of trucks in the night, a deadline that threatens the very stability of the dollar - a lone stranger hits town, they don't know their man or his back-ground when they frame him for murder. An updated version of the Western, e.g. Shane, well-plotted, horrendously violent, before the stranger rides into the sunset and the US Treasury breathes again. (Kirkus UK)


Author Information

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.

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