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 don’t like this one; and resent the fact that this book tried to be like The Ugly Duckling. 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.

A very good read Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

I hope so because the rest of the book will keep you stuck to your chair till you finish. Emily Hudson is ifis archeologist working for the Johansem rescuing artifacts from museums in danger of being looted or destroyed.

Deadlock by Iris Johansen

While reading her book I tried to find connections between the story and its title, though at first it was quiet difficult to do so, I found that the deeper i read into the novel the more the title began to have m Iris Johansen’s novel Deadlock, contains levels of mystery, action, and in some extent a level of romance. This is a book I found on a train, and for it to be this good, I was not expecting that.

Iris Johansen’s jonansen Deadlock, contains levels of mystery, action, and in some extent a level of romance. In fact, the only thing shocking was that there were no betrayals, unless we’re talking about Rasputin’s betrayal of Nicholas.


The book was pretty good. Excellent Five Stars as usual. In many ways, this is still a typical Iris Johansen novel, and it was at this point that I began to realize just how much I dreaded the inevitable arguments between the heroine and johanssn love interest; namely, whether the heroine was going to put herself in danger or not, and whether the two of them were going to have sex or not.

She constantly questions through out the book whether or not she would make it out johasnen. View on the Mobile Site. References to this work on external resources.

They just don’t appreciate what she’s doing for them, because there’s no way they can take care of their own artifacts.

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Swap have, 9 want. It just hurts me to think about it Joel and Emily are taken hostage by a sadistic captor who is determined to find the missing link to a legendary treasure. And of course, without those there’s nothing left to enjoy.

It was straight into a dramatic situation, and what was, I thought, a main character, was killed off quite quickly. This wou I’ve been reading Iris Johansen since she was writing pure romance, and have enjoyed her moves to suspenseful romance, romantic suspense, and now pure thriller. Introduced throughout the escapades are a host of characters with unique skill sets that all are focused on determining the significance of an artifact called Zelov’s Hammer. Jun 06, Kitty rated it really liked it.

So in the spirit of the book let me advise you “You really shouldn’t go along” with reading this novel. Johansen is always pretty quick to get the action going, but in this case, things take off almost immediately.

Emily’s only chance of survival lays in the hands of former CIA agent John Garrett, an expert at the spy game.


Deadlock | Iris Johansen

There were other characters, but they seemed a bit “cardboard cutout”. Published April 21st by St. The secrets of the hammer was under protection of a few men of the church, in her travels the main character Emily Hudson johanesn upon the path of terrible people looking for the hammer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Her daughter, Tamara, serves as her research assistant. Third, and perhaps most aggravating to me, was the fact that there was always an answer, or someone within reach who could provide the answer, no matter how ridiculous or unreasonable the circumstance.

Because everyone in Afghanistan is evil and murderous. Their captor, a non Afghani with an Australian accent begins asking about the whereabouts of a hammer. It captured my interest quickly and kept it throughout.

It’s brought up again at another point, later on in the book. Deadlock Emily Hudson is an artifacts expert for the U. dadlock

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. It’s more of the same, really. From the first page, I found this story riveting, and somewhat surprising.

Emily does whatever she can do escape and finds help through a brave former criminal, who now occaisonally works for the CIA, called Garrett. The strong woman attacked by forces beyond her control, aided by the equally strong and mysterious man that she is not sure whether to trust or not. Recently added by rena75Lauconn. The plot was complicated, which I li I enjoyed this Jonansen Johansen book.