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Killing Floor

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.

Review:

'Great style and careful plotting... Depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense.' New York Times 'Beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcana about currency and counterfeiting enliven this taut and tough-minded first novel... Child writes with a hand as strong and steady as steel.' Publishers' Weekly At least as good as any of Grisham's. Cork Examiner Stunningly dynamic Daily Mail The best thriller I've read in years New Statesman
Author:
Lee Child
Format:
Paperback

Description

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.

Review:

'Great style and careful plotting... Depicted with the kind of detail that builds dread and suspense.' New York Times 'Beautifully detailed action scenes and fascinating arcana about currency and counterfeiting enliven this taut and tough-minded first novel... Child writes with a hand as strong and steady as steel.' Publishers' Weekly At least as good as any of Grisham's. Cork Examiner Stunningly dynamic Daily Mail The best thriller I've read in years New Statesman

Product details

Author:
Lee Child
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers (Random House)
Imprint:
Bantam
ISBN:
9780553505405
Series Title:
Jack Reacher
Series Number:
1
Audience:
General
Pages:
528
Width (mm):
110
Length (mm):
178
Additional Info:
Lee Child is one of the world's leading thriller writers. His novels consistently achieve the number one slot in hardback and paperback on bestsellers lists on both sides of the Atlantic, and are translated into over forty languages. Born in Coventry, he now lives in America. Visit www.jackreacher.co.uk.
Awards:
Winner of Barry Award 1998. Winner of Anthony Awards: Best First Novel 1998.
Weight (g):
271

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