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One Shot is the latest in Lee Child's wonderful Jack Reacher series. Reacher is a retired Army MP who wanders the country without belongings or personal ties, and always seems to stumble into town just as a crisis hits. Of course, the tall stranger is always pegged as the culprit.
In One Shot, this varies a little...
The book opens with a sniper killing five innocent people in a public Indiana square, and leaving behind an unbelievable amount of trace evidence. He is easily tracked down and identified as a retired Army sniper.
Reacher appears on the scene when he hears about the incident on the news. It seems the sniper had a similar killing spree while in the Army and Reacher had him nailed for that crime. However, the killer walked on a technicality and Reacher swore he would track the sniper down if he ever tried it again.
After connecting with the sniper's sister, attorney and a Marine who runs a shooting range where the sniper practiced, Reacher begins to doubt the guilt that everyone else feels is so obvious.
Reacher whittles the possible motives and suspects until he zeroes in on an old Russian mobster and his gang of hoods. Outwitting the mob fortress and guards, Reacher viciously and efficiently dispatches five hoods before confronting the boss and forcing him to come clean on the whole scam and set-up.
With all loose ends tied up and the DA and police detective on board to prosecute the right men, Reacher hops a bus to his next locale and unwanted adventure.