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Posted April 17, 2009
Deadlock and load...
I am a huge fan of Robert's books. His YA books are some of my favorite and I really liked "Comes a Horseman". The concept for "Deadlock" was intriguing... is it a video game, is it reality, rogue soldiers for hire. My only regret is that I did not read "Deadfall" before I dove into this one, especially since it was sitting on my bookshelf just begging for me to pick it up. Granted, it was not necessary to read Deadfall first, but it would have answered a lot of little questions much sooner, with a lot of the characters being returning characters it would have simplified my thought process. But that aside, this book was awesome! I read it in less than a day (and it is not a small book). I believe that Robert Liparulo is the Tom Clancy, John Grisham kind of author for Christians, gritty, keep you on the edge of your seat, intrigue, murder, mystery, suspense... written for guys but great for girls!
In Deadlock there are strong characters, including Laura who is quite capable of kicking butt on her own - especially as mama bear protecting her cubs. Hutch is a one man Rambo - but the kids are pretty incredible too - give Dillon a bow and arrow and get out of his way! The bad guys are really bad, unless they are confused about what is reality and what is just a game. Good is found in unlikely places and bad is just everywhere. Can Hutch save his kids from Outis? Is Brendan Page really as evil as he wants Hutch to think he is? How can Hutch protect his family from the one man that can cause killing anywhere in the world?
This is one ride you want to be on with Hutch... you might just want to ride along on Deadfall first.
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Posted June 6, 2009
A good book to read when you want easy reading with a lot of action
Not great literature, but all the same, a good book to read when you don't want to have to concentrate. The plot is adequate, but not overly creative. The non-stop action gets a little tedious--sometimes the reader just longs for a little peace--it eventually comes, but doesn't last long.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.