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22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Iron House

Michael and Julian are brothers who suffered the pain and cruelty of an inept orphanage. Michael runs away from the orphanage after killing one of his brother's tormentors and they become estranged for over twenty years. Julian is adopted and is soon living with the wea...
Michael and Julian are brothers who suffered the pain and cruelty of an inept orphanage. Michael runs away from the orphanage after killing one of his brother's tormentors and they become estranged for over twenty years. Julian is adopted and is soon living with the wealthy family of a senator. Michael while living on the streets is picked up by a mob boss and is trained to be a ruthless killer.

When the mob boss dies, so will Michael's connection to him and his family wants Michael dead. And they will stop at nothing to kill him. Meanwhile, Julian had suffered one of many breakdowns and cannot deal with his own demons. The senator wants to keep it a secret, but Michael wants to find out the truth.

There are a variety of plot lines, that are woven together to make for superb story. With so much going on, this book is intense and emotional. It is a story of a brother's love from one another and how the past has a hold on one's present.

posted by grumpydan on March 29, 2011

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Hard to read

I am a huge fan of John Harts writing...but, in this book, there was just too much violence and gore...I had a really hard time finishing the story...

posted by IrishlassFL on August 4, 2011

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

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    A good story, but some cliche

    Iron House is a beautifully written mystery/suspense novel that delves into the psychological effects of a childhood of violence and abuse. Michael is an orphan who, after running away from a violent scene at an orphanage, grows up to be an enforcer for a powerful mobster. When he falls in love with a beautiful waitress and retires from organized crime, he is suddenly thrown into a violent mystery leading him to explore things he had left behind. Despite my need to suspend disbelief a few times (and to frown upon a few clichés), I feel that Hart kept up the action (and mystery) throughout the book, making for an engaging read. This is an excellent book for people who enjoy mystery/thrillers (assuming they don’t mind violence).

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    WOW!!!

    One of the best, thrilling & exciting books I've read in a very long time!
    A real page turner. Loved it!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 14, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    So-so book

    Could have been a good mystery, but it was lacking something. Had trouble holding my interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    iron horse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2011

    not his best

    I was very disappointed after reading John Hart's newest. This one did not measure up to Down River.

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