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Killing Floor : Jack Reacher Series : Book 1 - Lee Child

Killing Floor

Jack Reacher Series : Book 1

By: Lee Child

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Are you new to Lee Child's Jack Reacher series? Start here with KILLING FLOOR

Book Description

Margrave is a no-account little town in Georgia. Jack Reacher jumps off a bus and walks fourteen miles in the rain, just passing through. An arbitrary decision, a tribute to a guitar player who died there decades before.

But Margrave has just had its first homicide in thirty years. And Reacher is the only stranger in town. So the murder is pinned on him.

As nasty secrets leak out and the body count mounts, only one thing is for sure: They picked the wrong guy to take the fall. "Killing Floor" introduces Jack Reacher, the tough ex-military cop of no fixed abode. Trained to think fast and act faster, with an eye for the women, he is truly every thinking reader's perfect action hero.

About the Author

LEE CHILD is British but moved with his family from Cumbria to the United States to start a new career as an American thriller writer. His first novel, Killing Floor, won the Anthony Award, and his second, Die Trying, won W H Smith's Thumping Good Read Award.

He lives just outside New York City, with his American wife, Jane. They have a grown-up daughter, Ruth, and a small dog called Jenny. Lee fills his spare time with music, reading, and the New York Yankees. All his thrillers feature Jack Reacher, the former US military cop and maverick drifter, and all have been bestsellers. He likes to travel, for vacations, but especially on promotion tours so he can meet his readers, to whom he is eternally grateful.

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Could not put this book down!

By Sharron

from Geelong, AU

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Pros

  • Absolutely Rivetting
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Suspenseful
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Killing Floor:

    I could not put this book down! Lee Child keeps you absolutely riveted and Jack Reacher is such a great character. I couldn't wait to start the next novel in this series.

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    Great Read

    By Ally

    from Ballarat VIC

    About Me Everyday Reader

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Older Readers

      Comments about Killing Floor:

      Thoroughly enjoyed, now I want to read all the others in the series, will be starting the second one very shortly.

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      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)

      Lee Child

      Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England, but spent his formative years in the nearby city of Birmingham. By coincidence he won a scholarship to the same high school that JRR Tolkien had attended. He went to law school in Sheffield, England, and after part-time work in the theatre he joined Granada Television in Manchester for what turned out to be an eighteen-year career as a presentation director during British TV's "golden age." During his tenure his company made Brideshead Revisited, The Jewel in the Crown, Prime Suspect, and Cracker.

      But he was fired in 1995 at the age of 40 as a result of corporate restructuring. Always a voracious reader, he decided to see an opportunity where others might have seen a crisis and bought six dollars' worth of paper and pencils and sat down to write a book, Killing Floor, the first in the Jack Reacher series. Killing Floor was an immediate success and launched the series which has grown in sales and impact with every new instalment.

      Lee has three homes - an apartment in Manhattan, a country house in the south of France, and whatever air-plane cabin he happens to be in while travelling between the two. In the US he drives a supercharged Jaguar, which was built in Jaguar's Browns Lane plant, thirty yards from the hospital in which he was born.

      Lee spends his spare time reading, listening to music, and watching the Yankees, Aston Villa, or Marseilles soccer. He is married with a grown-up daughter. He is tall and slim, despite an appalling diet and a refusal to exercise.

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      ISBN: 9780553505405
      ISBN-10: 9781477807422
      Series: Jack Reacher
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 528
      Published: 2nd May 1998
      Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
      Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 10.8  x 3.3
      Weight (kg): 0.26