Deadlock (John Hutchinson Series #2)

Deadlock (John Hutchinson Series #2)

by Robert Liparulo

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ISBN-13: 9781595541673
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Series: John Hutchinson Series , #2
Pages: 460
Sales rank: 880,180
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Robert Liparulo has received rave reviews for both his adult novels (Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, and Deadlock) and the best-selling Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their four children.

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Deadlock 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Son_Worshiper More than 1 year ago
Robert Liparulo is one of my MUST-HAVE authors! You need to read Deadfall before Deadlock as it is a sequal. Absolutely fantastic. A fast & riveting read!
Janna6 More than 1 year ago
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.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Video games, virtual reality, and tactical simulations are on steroids in this novel. Reality blurs with fantasy; lines are obscured as young boys train to become assassins. "Are you real?" oneconfused boy asks a family. I did not read the first in this series, Deadfall, but the author did such a fine job of writing that I had no difficulty jumping in. Pages were rapidly turning with this compelling novel. Having once visited Casa Bonita, a huge Denver restaurant, I enjoyed experiencing it again through the author's description. I was reminded of the three-story cliff divers and an artist who drew a caricature of my husband. It's a perfect setting for this story. This action-packed thriller would make a movie that my husband would love. Do ya hear that Hollywood?
IncubusJax More than 1 year ago
If you're on the fence about whether or not to purchase a copy of Deadlock please allow me to offer my personal opinion: Do it. Buy it right now and rush ship it. If you haven't read Deadfall, pick that up as well. You'll thank me later. Deadlock is a "Standalone sequel" to Deadfall. You don't have to have read Deadfall to enjoy Deadlock, but if you do go back and read Deadfall it will make this book just that much more enjoyable. Deadfall is a wonderful read on it's own so don't hesitate to pick it up. That being said, Deadlock works on every level. The story is full of all too honest looks at our relationships with each other and our children, breakneck intense action and heart warming and pulling drama. The skill that Liparulo has over the written word always amazes me, and this book just proves that he's a master at work. The book is fun to read and I found myself upset that it had ended when I was done. Deadlock is another wonderful offering from Robert Liparulo. You'd be doing yourself a huge favor by picking this, and any other Liparulo novels up. They truly shine.
Cherylk on LibraryThing 5 months ago
John Hutchinson is a journalist for the Denver Post and a avid bow hunter. While out with his girlfriend and her son, he receives a phone call from a Dr. Dorian Nichols. Dr. Nichols rambles on about they are all dead...meaning his family. He tells John that the police are after him and that he didn't kill them. What he says next really gets John's attention. He implements that Brendan Page is somehow involved. Brendan is a billionaire military industrialist, who John has been trying to bring down since the incident in Canada involving Declan going rogue. Declan went on a killing spree. Page's latest top secret project is training soldiers for his Quick-Response Black Ops "QRBO" project. QRBO are teams of four who's goal is to move in quickly, eliminate the target and get back out. Page's training of soldier's consists of having them go through a vitural reality simulation training program. The catch is that the bullets are real and so is the blood.I picked up this book not realizing that it was the next book in a long of books to feature John Hutchinson. I did not have a problem with this but I did have a problem with the fact that this story incorpated events that happened in what I can guess to be the prior story. I could pick up that there was history between Page and Hutch that involved events that took place in Canada. This was brought up a lot through out the story. It drove me crazy as I was trying to figure out what happened but couldn't till about half way into the book. Then I had a pretty good idea of what transpired. Having said all this, Deadlock is the first book I have read by this author and it won't be the last.
smilingsally on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Video games, virtual reality, and tactical simulations are on steroids in this novel. Reality blurs with fantasy; lines are obscured as young boys train to become assassins. "Are you real?" one confused boy asks a family.I did not read the first in this series, Deadfall, but the author did such a fine job of writing that I had no difficulty jumping in. Pages were rapidly turning with this compelling novel.Having once visited Casa Bonita, a huge Denver restaurant, I enjoyed experiencing it again through the author's description. I was reminded of the three-story cliff divers and an artist who drew a caricature of my husband. It's a perfect setting for this story.This action-packed thriller would make a movie that my husband would love. Do ya hear that Hollywood?
fingerpost on LibraryThing 5 months ago
"Deadlock" is a sequel to "Deadfall", Liparulo's last title for adult readers. Returning characters are John "Hutch" Hutchinson, the hero of "Deadfall", Laura and her son Dillan, and Julian Page.Hutch is now obsessed with bringing billionaire military industry tycoon Brendan Page to justice for crimes he suspects but cannot prove. When Page decides to demonstrate his reach and power to Hutch as a threat, the situation instantaneously spirals out of control to over 100 pages of relentless fast paced action. In Denver, Laura, Dillon, and Hutch's young daughter Macie are pursued by a team of Page's trained assassins. His son Logan is kidnapped by them. In Washington state, Hutch is hunted by another team of soldier/killers.Liparulo doesn't write great literature, but he is a master of fun action/suspense entertainment. He does a great job of putting his characters in impossible to escape situations, and then giving them a relatively believable escape.As with all of Liparulo's books, there is plenty of graphic violence, but zero sex or profanity.
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loves2readPAKC More than 1 year ago
"DEADFALL" was the first Robert Liparulo book I read and I was hooked. That was one of the BEST books I had read in a long time. It was thrilling, it was original, the characters were great! I could NOT put that book down, So when I was browsing on-line and saw that there was a sequel, I HAD to have it! Hutch is one of my favorite characters! This book was also very fast-paced and thrilling! Probably the only thing I can say bad about the book was that some of the action when he was outside his building was a little far-fetched! Not that I expect a book like this to be a reality, but I felt it was a little much, even for Hutch!! But that is a minor compalint - the book was great! I would recommend you read DEADFALL first. It's not necessary, but it'a a great book and you get the background on the characters.
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SparkyLafave More than 1 year ago
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.