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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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I’m a johsnsen for historical fiction, and it was interesting to read Zelov’s diaries as the mystery continued to unravel. Emily Hudson and her friend Joel Levy have been kidnapped by a ruthless criminal called Staunton, who is after the old Russian Tsar’s hammer and fortune.

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. Unfortunately, I had a very uncomfortable feeling through most of it due iriis the torture at the beginning.

Dec 09, Dianna rated it liked it. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

All of these characters are very loyal to the main male character and do not mind traipsing around the world doing the main male character’s bidding and making sacrifices without question. Along the way they get captured by Staunton and are taken to an unknown location, where Levy is tortured and killed because Emily would provide no information of an item that she did not even know existed.

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. Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant. With Iris’ book, a lot of time was spent on the interaction between the characters and their emotional development.


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But it quickly becomes much more, especially when Garrett finds himself drawn to someone as dauntless and bent on revenge as Emily. Preview — Deadlock by Iris Johansen.

Deadlock by Iris Johansen

I felt humbled and grateful that I hadn’t figured out every single secret to Johansen’s novels. I’ve been reading Iris Johansen since she was writing pure romance, and have enjoyed her dfadlock to suspenseful romance, romantic suspense, and now pure thriller.

Johansen’s female protagonists are increasingly abrasive, bull-headed and annoying. 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. Jhoansen guess Johansen can still surprise me after all. She lives in Georgia and is married. I was just so into the book there were parts were I almost bit off my nails!

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Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth. Aug 13, Judy Parker Cohen rated it it was amazing.

I mean, it’s not like we even see it happen, but the mental image really stuck with me, far after the scene had ended. Johansen is always pretty quick to get the action going, but in this case, things take off almost immediately.

I especially would like the computer nerd to have his own book. This would make a good beach read, but is likely to disappoint readers looking for Johansen’s signature heat; the focus here is definitely on the mystery rather than on the relationships.

Emily denies any knowledge and soon Joel is slowly tortured as Emily repeats her ignorance which is true. Meeting friends and johasnen knowing who to trust after such a terrifying ordeal leaves Emily with a complex, but deaddlock is brave and plucky, and has an instinct to protect others.


I can’t wait for the next one. Emily and her assistant Joel are captured by an evil group of men in the mountains of Afghanistan who are looking for an ancient Russian treasure known as Zelov’s Hammer. There were parts of the book that I liked a lot and some some parts that I did not like so much. May 08, Holley rated it it was amazing.

First of all the back story is about Rasputin, the Russian Revolution and Christianity. But their may be more to this job than he is being told.

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In Johansen switched genres, turning to crime fiction, with which she has had great su Iris Johansen is a New York Times johansne author. Emily works for the government, collecting valuable items from museums, when she is sent to a museum in Afghanistan she and her team get captured by an evil man named Staunton, he wants the hammer.

Dsadlock their may be more to this job than they let him know. The only motivation is to hopefully get to the end, which is ultimately unsatisfying. Mass Market Paperback Oct St. I think where this book really fell flat for me was in johqnsen writing style.

To ask other readers questions about Deadlockplease sign up. All in all, not Johansen’s best work by a long shot.