Killing Floor : (Jack Reacher 1) Paperback
by Lee Child
Part of the Jack Reacher series
Killing Floor is the first book in the internationally popular series about Jack Reacher, hero of the new 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 544 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/08/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780553826166
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Review by Chris_P_Bacon
Not great literature but a ripping good yarn.
Review by christinelstanley
This is the best crime thriller I have read in ages. Full of character, plot and pace. The only little niggle (hence 4 stars not 5) was there were several specialists and professors who missed the blindingly obvious solution to a problem (I can't be more specific as it would spoil the plot). Totally gripping from the first page. I have the second book in the series downloaded on my kindle.
Review by wyvernfriend
Reacher drifts into town because years ago he heard about a man who died there, curiousity drives him there. After he left the army he has drifted, living without much, buying what he needs from the cash he carries. Shortly after arriving he's arrested as hes the only stranger in town and there's been a murder. The town looks perfect but there's a lot under the surface, Reacher has to try to scratch that surface and find out what's going on before he can prove himself innocent and keep himself and the people he's come to care about alive.Not a bad read but nothing spectacular, Reacher is almost too perfectg and is a bit inconsistent in his investigation and his leaps of knowledge. Not bad but not standout for me.
Review by sianpr
A fast moving plot that kept me engrossed. Jack Reacher is one tough dude. Expect gore & not a lot of subtlety. Complete escapism but great for a winter afternoon.