Search: Title Author Article. Rate this book. Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots. Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth. But their may be more to this job than they let him know. And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Deadlock by Iris Johansen. Deadlock by Iris Johansen Goodreads Author. Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side—until one day, her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive.
Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth. For two weeks they try to su Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots. But their may be more to this job than they let him know. And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true. Emily has vengeance on her mind. Will Garrett aid her in getting revenge? Can Emily help him get to the truth behind a bigger conspiracy?
Or will they both die trying…With lightning-fast pacing, plot twists and shocking betrayals, Iris Johansen is at the top of her game in this latest thriller. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published April 21st by St. Martin's Press first published April More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Deadlock , please sign up. How does Irana get retribution from Garrett for learning English through old books?
See 1 question about Deadlock…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Deadlock. Sep 27, Jeanne Adamek rated it liked it. Interesting enough but definitely not a book to re-read for me. Mar 28, J. 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.
The entire time Meh The entire time I was reading it I had no direction to where the author, Johansen, was taking me. There is no reference to the significance of the artifact and the motivations of the characters.
Ergo, the reader is taken on a 'round the world balloon trip with no real destination in mind. It may be like receiving a treasure map with no "X" on it and not knowing what the treasure might actually be. The only motivation is to hopefully get to the end, which is ultimately unsatisfying. On the other hand, sometimes books can be a solid read based on the characters and their development alone.
I had an extremely difficult time relating to any of the characters. The "romance" in the book is so bizarre and difficult to comprehend, and whatever gains might be expected from a romantic involvement is negated by the sheer implausibility of the entire situation. Overall, this book goes back and forth, jet setting from one country to another without any significant details that one might wonder about when considering bypassing airport security other than the typical explanation in DEADLOCK: "So and so character is very good at what he does.
This is my first Iris Johansen book, so I cannot comment regarding the comparison of her previous books; but, I can imagine that fans of hers may enjoy this book since there is a certain writing style that others may appreciate.
View 1 comment. Sep 14, Calli rated it did not like it Shelves: suspense. Johansen's female characters are starting to seriously get on my nerves.
I like strong female characters, and have read many books with such in the last few years. However, there is a difference between strong, and abrasive. Johansen's female protagonists are increasingly abrasive, bull-headed and annoying. Instead of using sense, they do some really stupid things just to avoid what they think are slights to their intelligence ironic and capability. The storyline often got buried in all this n Johansen's female characters are starting to seriously get on my nerves.
The storyline often got buried in all this nonsense and was stilted in the process. Even the romance was contrived and choppy. Apr 07, Margaret rated it liked it. I found this book by Iris Johnson to be quite different from other of her books I have read. First of all the back story is about Rasputin, the Russian Revolution and Christianity. Emily Hudson and Joel Levy are arifact experts working for the.
Emily and Joel cross paths with with Stanton an evil sadistic hired killer also trying to recover the hammer. G I found this book by Iris Johnson to be quite different from other of her books I have read. Garret and Emily team up to locate Stanto. Emily wants revenge for Joel's death.
Getting revenge was a strange thing for me to wrap my head around. In other of Johansen's books although they wanted to solve the crime and have the culprit pay for his crime; getting revenge wasn't so blantently apparent. As to be expected, Emily and Garret form a bond that will hopefully take them into the future.
Feb 18, Catherine rated it liked it. This is a solid bit of trash — well plotted and fairly fast moving. Sexism runs deep in it, to the point that men are referred to by surnames and women by their first names, like masters and pets. The female characters show strength through silent suffering or being abrasive, and in all respects ar This is a solid bit of trash — well plotted and fairly fast moving.
The female characters show strength through silent suffering or being abrasive, and in all respects are weak second bananas compared to the super macho hero or for that matter compared to his male second bananas and everyone is white, of course.
My first and probably last read of a book by this author. May 13, Victoria rated it really liked it. I enjoyed this Iris Johansen book. It was a good mystery thriller that kept me intrigued and not wanting to put it down until the end. Yes, it followeed a sort of tried and true formula, but that's the key It works.
The strong woman attacked by forces beyond her control, aided by the equally strong and mysterious man that she is not sure whether to trust or not. They work together to seek answers and revenge, and of course fall in love in the process. The plot was complicated, which I li I enjoyed this Iris Johansen book.
The plot was complicated, which I like, filled with interesting historical references to Rasputin and the Romanoffs, and took place in many different places around the world. Having just read a rather slow, tedious book before this one, I was relieved to find this story gripping and interesing.
I looked forward to being able to get back to it at the end of the day and was only disappointed that it took just a couple days to read Luckily I had another Johansen book waiting on my 'to read' shelf. Jun 10, Shannon rated it liked it.
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Added by 2 of our members. Deadlock Emily Hudson is an artifacts expert for the U. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side - until one day her entire crew comes under attack. Joel and Emily are held hostage by a ruthless and evil captor who is determined to find the missing link to a legendary treasure.
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