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Posted December 28, 2010
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Emily Stone returns again in Jennifer Chase's second novel, Dead Game. This time Stone is on the hunt for a serial killer, who tortures and kills people. He films the murders, relishing in their struggles, their last breath. But then the killer turns his attention onto fiesty Emily Stone, who now has Rick Lopez by her side. The two investigators will come face to face with evil of the worse kind. Their love will be tested to the bitter end. Dead Game is filled with twists and turns. I highly recommend it and look forward to Chase's next novel. Tamera LawrenceWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As a serial killer stalks his gamer victims via an online video game, he fails to realize that he is being stalked by Emily Stone, the ultimate, behind the scenes, savvy detective. Compelled to find the killer, she and her partner, Rick Lopez, piece the clues together and find all the victims are players of the video game, EagleEye. The facts reveal that the killer also wants them for his next victims, and they are pressed against time to find him before he finds them. Brace yourself for the series of twists and turns you'll undergo while reading DEAD GAME.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 8, 2010
Chase has done it again, another fast paced, suspenseful confrontation between a dedicated ex-cop and her target, over the top evil guys. This time Emily has the help and support of Rick, who brings love into her lonely life as an under-ground detective. Can't wait for the next book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2010
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Jennifer Chase does it again! Hang onto the edge of your seats and prepare to bite your nails to their nubs. Dead Game is a thriller that you'll want to devour in one sitting. It's provocative. It's compelling!
Like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes, her heroine Emily Stone continues the hunt for pedophiles and serial killers. This time, she does it anonymously. It's as if she is a guardian angel for the potential or very real victims of one of the most heinous criminals since Hannibal Lechter.
Dead Game is engrossing from the very first page. Ms. Chase doesn't waste any time getting into the action as her character, Emily Stone, seeks to save her first victim from a gruesome fate. Unfortunately evil lurks within the realms of a computer game which will claim many unwitting subscribers before the dead game is through.
A macabre game of death continues to be played out to increasing climaxes for the delight of a man who has sold his soul to the devil. Eerie images of his tortured victims flicker upon multiple television screens while they meet their gory ends. Meanwhile the cold-blooded serial killer watches with insatiability as he reaches for ever-increasing heights of ecstasy.
Ms. Chase has created characters I found abhorrent. At the same time she engaged me with ones who embrace all that is good about humankind. With uncanny skill, she took me on a spellbinding journey within a deftly created storyline. I felt as if I was part of the action. I shall be eagerly awaiting the next book by this up and coming, most talented author.
Davis Aujourd'hui, author of The Misadventures of Sister Mary Olga Fortitude
Posted January 15, 2010
As someone who is involved in the world of writing and publishing for a living, I am presented with dozens of books every month by authors whose names I did not know before their work was placed on my desk. In most instances, I enjoy the writer's individual expression of talent and appreciate the great deal of time and effort that was required to share a story. While I am always pleased at having a new book to add to my collection, the relationship with the author normally does not extend much after my completion of the review. Occasionally, however, I am introduced to an author whose work I am compelled to share with friends and fellow book lovers. These exciting moments of discovery create one of best instances of personal satisfaction that I experience in my line of work. Jennifer Chase is one of those authors for whom I want to offer praises and publicity. With the release of her second novel, Dead Game, Chase has only solidified my opinion.
Dead Game brings the readers to the next episode in the life of Emily Stone, a protagonist who was introduced to all of us in Chase's first book, Compulsion. Stone is a stealth vigilante who tracks down the rapists, murderers, and pedophiles that live among us and then anonymously collects the evidence needed to bring these criminals to justice. In Dead Game, Emily learns about a serial killer who also likes to work behind the protection of anonymity, but for very different reasons.
Author Jennifer Chase has decided to feature the world of online social networking for her new release, and the plot here does not involve rekindling a romance with a high school boyfriend through Facebook or sharing opinions about controversial political decisions on a MySpace blog. Instead, Chase creates a virtual world in which serial killers are able to connect and share their disturbing obsession with the torture and murder of others. One man in particular enters the radar of Emily Stone and her boyfriend and fellow investigator, Rick Lopez, when his penchant for violence reaches Lopez's mentor. What unfolds over the next 370 pages, in both the virtual and physical worlds, will keep readers guessing and anxiously turning the pages to allow the story to unfold.
As she did with Compulsion, Jennifer Chase has created with Dead Game a novel that literally took my breath away on multiple occasions. She does a masterful job of revealing just enough details to keep you invested in the plot and characters without ever showing her hand too quickly. In several instances, I made assumptions concerning who was behind the savage kidnapping and murders of unsuspecting men and women only to have my instincts betrayed by a new piece of absolving evidence.
With her sophomore effort, author Jennifer Chase proves that she has real staying power in the world of thriller and mystery writing. Whether or not you have already met Emily Stone through Chase's first novel, you will be able to become fully engrossed in the storyline of Dead Game. With a plotline that develops through the perspective of several characters to the authentic psychology of serial killers that Chase is able to provide from her own educational background to a heroine who is relatable in both her courage and her flaws, Dead Game is a novel that is not to be missed.
Posted December 18, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Game, December 18, 2009
By Sheri A. Wilkinson (Sandwich, IL) - See all my reviews
Dead Game: An Emily Stone Novel is a fast paced thriller.
Emily Stone has an unusual job, a secret vigilante on a mission to save children. She tracks down pedophiles and killers of children , along with her mate Rick Lopez.
Rick, once a law enforcement officer receives a phone call regarding his good friend and mentor Milt. He and Emily begin a mission to stop the most sick and gruesome serial killer. A man so twisted, who gets on camera the torturous killing of these victims, and watches over and over, the fear and pain each suffers right before they die a brutal death.
Emily and Rick are in a race with time to track down this killer, finding a connection, an unusual connection, each victim has been involved in a computer game called Eagle Eye. With more and more deaths and time running out , they find they are on the list in this twisted Deadly Game and they just may end up dead.
Jennifer Chase grabs the reader with fast paced, page turning suspense. I look forward to more books from Ms. Chase, and will be reading her fist book Compulsion