October 27, 2009
October 27, 2009
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.
The ninth thriller to star ex-military cop Jack Reacher literally opens with a bang--several of them, in fact. A sniper lurks in a parking garage during rush hour and calmly picks off five people exiting an office building. Overwhelming physical evidence names the perpetrator as Gulf War veteran James Barr. Barr, now in police custody, insists on his innocence and asks to speak to Jack Reacher. Reacher seems an odd choice for a defense witness; he's still angry that Barr walked away scot-free from a similar incident in which he gunned down four people in Kuwait. Surprisingly, Reacher becomes convinced of Barr's innocence; unfortunately, a jail beating has left the suspect with amnesia, making him unable to speak in his own defense.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Action + Thrillers, General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Edition: Reprint, Media Tie In
- Language: English
- Author: Lee Child
- Online Item #: 11672444
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-7000
- ISBN: 9780440246077
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported