Killing Floor, by Lee Child

1 Mar

Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Published: April 2, 1998 (first published January 1, 1997)
Publisher: Bantam
Back cover blurb:
When Jack Reacher suddenly decides to ask a Greyhound bus driver to let him off near the town of Margrave, Georgia, he thinks it’s because his brother once mentioned that the famed blues guitarist Blind Blake died there. But it doesn’t take long for the footloose ex-military policeman to discover that there are plenty of strange–and very dangerous–things going on behind Margrave’s manicured lawns and clean streets that demand his attention. This first thriller by a former television writer features some of the best-written scenes of action in recent memory, a crash course in currency and counterfeiting, and a hero who is just begging to be called on for an encore.
My review:
I’ve read a lot of Jack Reacher, but it took me ages to get around to reading this, the first in the series. What a debut! The plot is tight, a more personal story for Reacher than some of his subsequent adventures, and I was gripped right the way through. I wish I could come up with plots like this.
My rating: 5/5
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