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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher) Hardcover – Large Print, August 10, 2010
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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
I read “A Wanted Man” (2012) three summers ago and, before that a couple of other Jack Reacher novels: enough to appreciate that Lee Child’s series about a tough loner mopping up... Read morePublished 3 hours ago by DT
After seeing the Jack Reacher movie with Tom, I thought I would give the books a shot for my summer reading. This is the first book of the series. It was not a great book. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Gary T.
I had been told numerous times to try a Jack Reacher novel but had never quite gotten around to it until now! Wow I was missing out. Now I can not wait to start the next book.Published 1 day ago by CNXC3
What can I say? It is a terrific, terrific read - Lee Child grabs you and he doesn't let goPublished 3 days ago by Barry A. Brown
Jack doesn't know where he's going nor does he care. but he doesn't like being blamed for someone else's problems. until those problems hit too close to home. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Connie
Well written for first novel. Interesting plot. Sometimes the dramatic build ups were a little disappointing. (But overall very good...I am already on book 2)Published 3 days ago by donald murphy
Thoroughly enjoyable and easy reading. had to discipline myself otherwise would have ended up with sleep deprivation.Published 4 days ago by David Micklewood
The book was a good fast read. I found it hard to put down. I looking forward to reading the rest of the jack reacher booksPublished 4 days ago by WMS