|Plot Summary of One Shot|
Jack Reacher, the main character, an ex-military police, who served in the Army for fourteen years, is a loner, a weapons specialist, and an awfully professional investigator.
One day, one place, five shots, five dead, one motive, one sniper. James Barr, also a retired military personnel, got arrested for the murders. Evidence against him was crystal clear, but he would not defend himself, he would not talk, except to say, "Get Jack Reacher for me."
In the meantime, Jack Reacher was enjoying the sunshine in Florida. He was soon tracked down and with reluctance, he decided to go down and help James Barr.
Unknown to everyone, Barr has had a history of opening fire on a military group and killing a few. Reacher thinks this is unrelated to the present, but he cannot be too sure, because evidence against him this time is just too overwhelming.
In fact, it is too perfect that Reacher finally realizes there is a glitch somewhere in the case. Following that small tingling instinct of his, the case led to the mutilated, mysterious Russian, Zec, and his henchmen, who were pulling the strings behind the crime.
This synopsis report prepared by Xinrou Tan
|Chapter Analysis of One Shot|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- New York
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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