Deadlock [Iris Johansen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless. An especially far-fetched plot and unconvincing dialogue mar this romantic thriller, set primarily in Afghanistan and Russia, from bestseller. Deadlock By Iris Johansen – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want jlhansen read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Deadlock by Iris Johansen. Deadlock by Iris Johansej 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 dadlock 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.
Now, the CIA comes calling with a desperate mission for him: But their may be more xeadlock 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. Hardcoverpages. Published April 21st by St.
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How does Irana get retribution from Garrett for learning English through old books? See 1 question about Deadlock…. Lists with This Book. Mar 28, J. 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 jobansen characters with unique skill sets that all seadlock 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 irris 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: 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.
Sep 14, Calli rated it did not like it Shelves: 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.
Jphansen, 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 deadloci is irks 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.
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 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. I have always liked Iris Johansen, her stories and her romances are always interesting, and the history she ties into it makes each story even better.
This story was tied to the Romanovs and the killing of the Royal family in the Bolshivic revolution. How she ties that to present day is very interesting. My only problem is that due to the fact that deavlock read so many Iris Johansen books, I know her pattern of writing, and it has become fairly preditctable. Despite this, she is still a pretty johqnsen writer and i will continue to read the stories she writes because the stories johanen me.
I enjoyed the story throughout and very pleased with the ending. Mar 09, Amaya Mack rated it really liked it. Iris Johansen’s novel Deadlock, contains levels of mystery, action, and in some extent a dearlock of romance.
This novel has captivated me into different emotions from start to finish through the connections Johansen made between her characters and the situations they found themselves in. While reading her book I tried to find connections between the story and its title, though at first it was quiet difficult to do so, I found that the deeper i read into the novel the more the title began to have m Iris Johansen’s novel Deadlock, contains levels of mystery, action, and in some extent a level of romance.
While reading her book I tried to find connections between the story and its title, though at first it was quiet difficult to do so, I found that the deeper i read iriis the novel the more the title began to have meaning and occasionally even riis its meaning for different chapters. I finally came to my own conclusion that the meaning of the titles connection to the story, basically represented the stalemate that every person faced when they tried to take power that did not belong to any one person.
The hammer seems to be tied dwadlock almost everyone of her characters. The secrets of the hammer was under protection of a few men of the church, in her travels the main character Emily Hudson stumbled upon the path of terrible people looking for the hammer.
She constantly questions through out the book whether or not she would make it out alive. Emily Hudson the main character starts off being introduced as someone who is driven by curiosity.
She is an archeologist who is employed by the United Nations to recover objects from hot spots around the world, places that are in constant treat of bandits and bombings.
Deadlock by Iris Johansen – FictionDB
After facing a traumatic kidnapping she is driven by both curiosity and revenge, to find the people connected to the torture of her friend Joel Levy and herself on mountains in Afghanistan. Once she is rescued by Garrett and time passes on she develops a longing to protect all of the people that have helped her heal from her time in the mountains.
I found that while reading the book i loved that Johansen was able to create a character that was johaansen and able to stay strong for the rest of the group. Irana Povak seemed to understand the pain that went on around her and no matter what happened to her personally she would always put the well being of those in need first. However there were places in the story that needed a bit more attention and more detail.
The background of Stanton and his connection to Zelov was skimmed. DeadLock as a whole book however was entertaining and had a very good story line that was entertaining to a degree as well as easy to follow. Jul 04, Billy rated it liked it.