- File Size: 2077 KB
- Print Length: 532 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Digital (September 15, 2009)
- Publication Date: September 15, 2009
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0031RS2HC
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,833 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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The story is a riveting one, focusing on Jack's involvement in a crime in a small town in Georgia. Boy, does he make a mistake in deciding to stop off in this little burg, just to find out about a blue singing legend named Blind Blake. But, what a story unfolds. The dialogue is brisk, economical, and very involving! Along with Jack, there are a ton of characters that are so remarkably fleshed out and described, you would think this was a true crime story!
There are scenes of nail-biting action; very graphic and disturbing scenes of violence; and amidst all this some really well-written scenes of sensitivity and poignancy. Jack's meeting with an old lady who once knew the old blues legend is outstanding in its emotional punch! Paul Hubble, the neurotic banker; Roscoe, the beautiful policewoman; Finlay, the chief of detectives; and the evil villains are some of the best written characters in recent mystery fiction.
What is so amazing about this book is the way Lee Child has not only woven a complex murder mystery, but also a chilling tale of greed, madness, and lost loves and lives.
This is an emotional, wrenching debut, and I cannot wait to start in on the rest of this series!
An outstanding piece of fiction!
Jack is passing through Margrave, Georgia. It is a town that is surprising clean and well-kept, considering that most of the residents have little visible source of income. Jack intends to stay for a brief period to look up some history about a blind musician, and then he intends to move on. However, Jack is arrested for a vicious crime that he did not commit, and he then becomes embroiled in a murder investigation that involves his brother.
It turns out that Margrave is a corrupt town, rotten to the core. With the help of a few good police officers (one of whom makes for a sexy love interest), Reacher gets to the heart of an extremely profitable criminal operation run by some very ruthless and powerful men. "Killing Floor" is a fast-moving, engrossing and extremely violent thriller. Reacher is quick-witted, unerring in his instincts, and relentless in his pursuit of justice. One of Reacher's quirks is that he rarely changes his clothes, since he hates to be bothered with laundry. Since he never carries luggage and he only showers when he gets a chance, he must be fairly malodorous. Surprisingly, no one seems to notice.
I enjoyed "Killing Floor," recognizing it for the entertaining fairy tale that it is. Child does not try for realism. If you can stomach tremendous carnage and you like non-stop action, then you will enjoy "Killing Floor".
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a great novel, a rip roaring read from cover to cover. I love Jack and his no nonsense, practical, common sense approach to solving challenges. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kaboter
Wonderfully written. It's an excellent book that draws you in from beginning to end. I highly recommend this book. It's a great read.Published 2 days ago by Donavan
Slow start, but it builds as you find out who the bad guys are. The end was predictable as to the romance with Rosco. Good tread.Published 2 days ago by Robert Cherry
Jack Reacher is the classic independent loner 'righter of wrongs'. Lee Child tells a terrific story.Published 2 days ago by Kevin Corcoran
Excellent - Lee Child is my favorite author. The character Jack Reacher is unique.
I picked this book up at the airport, .....it was in the bargain section!........WoW, once i started i could not put this book down, my flight was over before i even realised, so... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Sunshine
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