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Deadlock

3 Ratings: 1.7
A book by Iris Johansen

An especially far-fetched plot and unconvincing dialogue mar this romantic thriller, set primarily in Afghanistan and Russia, from bestseller Johansen (Dark Summer). Emily Hudson, a U.N. artifacts expert, is trying to track down a vicious criminal who … see full wiki

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Author: Iris Johansen
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
3 reviews about Deadlock
review by . April 09, 2009
Iris Johansen never fails to provide a satisfying read; however, Deadlock, this month's release of an Indiana-Jones type adventure just might be her best!     Emily Hudson shines as an artifacts expert, who is sent all over the world by the U.N. to evaluate and save each country's historical treasures. She and her partner Joel had been sent to a small museum that had little of real value, but they worked with their team to package and load everything, working hard and fast to …
review by . March 31, 2009
I've been reading Iris Johansen since she was writing pure romance, and have enjoyed her moves to suspenseful romance, romantic suspense, and now pure thriller. That said, I felt like this book was just average. The mystery plot seemed needlessly complicated (as are most things that involve Rasputin and the Romanovs) which left little time to develop the many characters featured in the novel. Only Emily really seemed fully fleshed- the others were all caricatures rather than characters.     This …
review by . March 28, 2009
BRIEF SYNOPSIS:  When Emily Hudson, an expert in artifacts for the United Nations, gets abducted it sets off a around the world chase fueled by revenge and greed. Introduced throughout the escapades are a host of characters with unique skill sets that all are focused on determining the significance of an artifact called Zelov's Hammer.    OVERALL IMPRESSIONS:  DEADLOCK was not a terrible book; but it missed the mark in a lot of areas. The entire time I was …
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