Jack Reacher: One Shot - Lee Child

Jack Reacher: One Shot

By Lee Child

  • Release Date: 2005-06-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,566 Ratings



“Pure, escapist gold . . . Mr. Child’s tough talk and thoughtful plotting make an ingenious combination.”—The New York Times

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.


  • Movie vs book

    By Sleepless in Chicago 2012
    I saw the movie 1st. AWESOME. But when I read the book I saw that it was different in almost every place. The movie was undoubtedly better in this case.
  • One shot

    By boots saddle
    Another great Reacher yarn. A little far fetched in places and dragged out in others, but a definite five stars reading.
  • Spectacular

    By 7up4down
    Reacher at his very best n. My favorite so far, but then I say that every time I finish one!
  • Killing Floor

    By picturewindow
    I loved all the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child I’ve read. But Really Tom Cruise. Gross. No way can I picture him as Reacher. Tried to watch one of movies . Turned it off.
  • One Shot

    By Donnie55r
    Good plot, not many good subplots. Truly enjoyed the read and had to watch the movie immediately afterwords. Tom Cruise productions did a hatchet job on the ending. DH Read on my iBook.
  • Crime, toughness, suspense, intrigue, snappy dialogue all wrapped up in a '40s noir.

    By MiniCooperMan
    This is my first Lee Child (Jack Reacher) novel, and after reading "A Tale of Two Cities" and "The Brothers Karamazov," I felt like reading something that would hold my interest without weighing me down, but also not make me feel that I was wasting my time :::drumroll::: "One Shot" was just the ticket. Compared to the book, the Reacher movie was sorta like that 70s to 80s candy that you'd put in your mouth and it would start fizzing away and by the time you got around to swallowing any of it there was nothing to swallow. You were sort of left with that feeling you get when you're right there ready to sneeze, and it vanishes leaving you thinking, I hate it when that happens. The relative ease with which the Reacher story was told reminded me of all of the "Jesse Stone" stories I plowed through (and watched). I just liked the pacing of the story, and the way the characters interacted, in each of them.
  • Best ever...

    By 4ah
    This is by far the best in the Reacher series. Only thing I can't understand is how Lee Child let them ruin the movie and change the ending of it from the novel! Get Hollywood to screw up a fantastic book.
  • Top Notch Reacher

    By N8Dawg777
    Full of twists and turns, this book is an excellent place to start if you're looking for an introduction into who Jack Reacher is. Though the movie is fun and entertaining, it isn't able to capture the intricate details that the book holds.
  • This is an awesome book!

    By The shooter1234
    This is a great book, full of suspense and keeps you guessing to the end. Couldn't stop reading it!
  • Unexpectedly good

    By Straysrus
    Having only read a few paragraphs of the different Reacher books and not getting hooked on any I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the movie. Thinking Tom Cruise did not match my idea of Reacher I was pleasantly surprised at the good job he did. Now I am looking at finally reading one to completion.