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3.00082068116537 out of 53.00082068116537 out of 53.00082068116537 out of 53.00082068116537 out of 53.00082068116537 out of 5 3.00 (2,437 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781423329282
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It begins with an innocent mission… Emily Hudson is an artifacts expert for the U.N. who travels to war torn countries attempting to save their priceless treasures from destruction. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side - until one day her entire crew comes under attack. Joel and Emily are held hostage by a ruthless and evil captor who is determined to find the missing link to a legendary treasure. For weeks they struggle to survive against terrifying odds, pushed to their limits — and beyond. That turns into a quest for revenge… John Garrett has worked for the CIA, MI6, and whoever else was willing to pay for his services. Now Washington is calling and desperate. The mission: save Emily Hudson and Joel Levy. But there may be more to the job than they reveal… And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true. Can Emily help him get to the truth behind a bigger conspiracy? 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 a thriller about vengeance and trust; friendship and loyalty; good and evil… Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Juli | 2/20/2014

    " While it was a typical Iris Johansen book, I found it a bit darker and uglier than most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Grover | 2/18/2014

    " Kept my interest. Many twists and turns. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan Erhardt | 2/18/2014

    " BLECH! Way too much overwrought blah, blah, blah, with little action. I'm sorry I wasted my time on this one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 2/12/2014

    " Love Iris Johansen books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin Lundgren | 1/28/2014

    " This is an enjoyable thriller - a little different from her Eve Duncan series. In this one, a new character is brought to life - Emily Hudson, a UN artifacts expert, who is drawn into a massive conspiracy involving an ancient artifact from Russia, a megalomaniac who wants it's power for himself, and the riches that surround it. When Emily and her assistant Joel Levy are captured by what seem to be terrorists, Jack Garret, an ex-mercenary, is hired and sent to help them escape. Through Afghanistan, Russia, Belgium, and most of Europe, including a charming island in Greece, they criss-cross, hoping to stay one foot ahead of the enemy, discover the nature of what the mastermind is looking for, and figure out what it all means. Along the way, various interesting and engaging characters are dragged into it, and they make the book, and elevate it above the basic thriller. I would hope that she uses this "team" again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemarie | 1/27/2014

    " Iris Johansen, although not a James Patterson in my opinion, did a one-of-a-kind job in writing this action thriller, "Deadlock". She mentions many places around the world from North America to Afghanistan. I mentioned this because she makes the culture of the place really rich with the description of the geography and local color. This really helped score her a liking for this book. This thriller is like your normal spy book, but Johansen adds a little of history in it to describe and let the reader know how it relates to the plot and the events that occur. Another aspect of this book I liked is how realistic it felt; it felt like I was the main character experiencing the events that happened. It was a movie, but visualized in the brain. The things that add on to the realism is how there was a bit of profanity and obscenity, because in the real world, people act like that. It reflects the different world outside of the school walls most students are enclosed in. Aside from the action, there was actually romance, but at a whole new level in adult terms. I recommend this book for people who love thrillers and action and, because of the obscenity and profanity, for people ages 13 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 E. | 1/23/2014

    " I usually enjoy Ms. Johansen's books more than this. I don't know if it was the pure evil involved or the newness of the characters but this story didn't quite grip me as much as many of her others. The trademark strong yet needy heroine is present as well as the tortured mysterious hero and there are some interesting secondary characters who may well merit their own storylines but this story didn't resonate as well as they usually do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/20/2014

    " This is a real page-turner with historical information. Fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmen Booz | 1/7/2014

    " Iris Johansen does not disappoint - a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Andersen | 1/3/2014

    " Interesting tale. Enjoyed the Russian history connection. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/21/2013

    " Like all of this author's books that I have read, this one was very good - once it got started. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/15/2013

    " I didn't feel that this was one of her better books. It started out great but then I felt it lagged. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Goaliesue | 10/30/2013

    " I quit reading it. It got too confusing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas Heffner | 10/28/2013

    " this book started out exciting and interesting but slowed down very fast. Had a very hard time finishing it. My wife enjoyed it but I just wanted to get through it and on to the next book. sorry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Willett | 10/25/2013

    " An action fiction - good Vs evil but with a woman's spin which includes a love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/7/2013

    " Not one of her best, but again, I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had not had to read it in such bite-size pieces. Generally, she is one of my favorite authors for contemporary thriller romances. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Adrienne | 9/30/2013

    " Blegh. Terrible writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 5/21/2013

    " another good book but not of the eve series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 5/13/2013

    " OK. Started reading it last summer and had to return it to the library unfinished. I just finished it. It was OK. Now I know what happened but I didn't really like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 C.G. | 1/2/2013

    " Iris Johansen is one of my favourite writers and has been since her first Loveswept novel. I have all of her books, but sometimes I wish she was a little less violent. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 12/1/2012

    " A good read that got kind of grawn out toward the end but once I made it through that it was great!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sidnie | 11/14/2012

    " I found it very difficult to feel anything sympathetic for the heroine, and I read it very quickly, more to get to the end than anything. It seemed very formulaic, with little action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/24/2012

    " This was an ending that I found mostly satisfying. Though I'd like to see some more adventure from the main characters, I'm not sure it could carry the same electricity. This was my first Iris Johansen. I'm sure to read more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 8/11/2012

    " perhaps this is the beginning of a new series? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrin | 7/2/2012

    " Good book had me guessing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele bookloverforever | 6/29/2012

    " good stories. strong female character and of course, strong male character attracted to such a strong woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/23/2012

    " This is a page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 1/30/2012

    " I am a big Iris Johansen fan and I really stuggled getting through this one. Not one of my favorites. I just couldn't get into it. It was dark with the torture and other dark images that are in it. I will read other by Iris Johansen but it wans't my favorite "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Masek | 6/28/2011

    " Thriller, crime novel, international espionage. The plot lines were a bit confusing, though, and i kept having to backtrack to check on details. Overall, It was exciting and fast-paced, and I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 5/23/2011

    " This is my first Johansen book. The plot was a little comfusing, but it did keep my interest. I liked the incorporation of the history of the Romanovs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/15/2011

    " I really liked it and found it completely different from others books I had read by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/25/2011

    " Great book! Can't put it down! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 2/2/2011

    " It was your typical Iris Johansen book. I enjoyed the historical dimension of this book with the search of the hammer. I'm not quite sure if the hammer really exisited. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 1/21/2011

    " not my favorite iris johansen- too violent and the characters actions weren't always clear- i really like this author, so will continue to read her. it was fast paced and i did fly through it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 1/18/2011

    " This is a real page-turner with historical information. Fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 12/11/2010

    " good stories. strong female character and of course, strong male character attracted to such a strong woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/31/2010

    " I enjoyed the book but really grew to dislike the main character more & more throughout the story. I'm all for a strong woman but that was over the top especially considering what she had been through. Still a good book. I'd recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy Marie | 9/30/2010

    " Not a bad mystery/thriller. The story of the Russian Tsar, his family, and Zelov's Hammer was very inventive. However, there were no real plot twists and the overall story was just so-so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrol | 9/29/2010

    " This was an interesting, complex thriller. It also included some background information on the Russian revolution. At times it seemed a little slow but generally kept my attention while driving. Don't rush out to get this book but if you run across it, it's enjoyable... "

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About the Author
Author Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search, and many other novels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. 

About the Narrator

Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, and The Secret Rapture. She has been in new plays by Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post, A. R. Gurney, and Albert Innaurato. Her film and television credits include Series 7, States of Control, Bullets over Broadway, numerous Law & Order episodes, Ed, Spin City, and The Education of Max Bickford.