Deadlock by Iris Johansen

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Emily Hudson is an archeologist who travels the world in search of priceless artifacts from war-torn countries and other hot spots. Her best friend and partner, Joel Levy, is always at her side--until one day, her entire crew is massacred and Joel and Emily are held captive. Victims of one of the most ruthless and evil human beings on earth. For two weeks they try to survive, until Emily is the unwitting instrument in Joel's demise.

John Garrett has worked for the CIA, MI6, and whoever else needed his services. Now, the CIA comes calling with a desperate mission for him: save Emily Hudson. But their may be more to this job than they let him know. And soon, his connection to Emily has him questioning everything he thought to be true. Emily has vengeance on her mind. Will Garrett aid her in getting revenge? 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 this latest thriller.


About Iris Johansen

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Iris Johansen is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust and more. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia.From the Paperback edition.
Published April 21, 2009 by St. Martin's Press. 384 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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An especially far-fetched plot and unconvincing dialogue mar this romantic thriller, set primarily in Afghanistan and Russia, from bestseller Johansen (Dark Summer ).

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DEADLOCK opens in war-torn Afghanistan with archaeologist Joel Levy saying, “Most of those artifacts are less than a hundred years old” to friend, archaeologist, partner and protagonist Emily Hudson.

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Reviewing the Evidence

While on a job in Afghanistan she is kidnapped by Afghan mercenaries under the control of a mysterious man known only as "Staunton," a man with an agenda.

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Night Owl Romance

The struggle between Emily and John as Emily fights her attraction to John and John tries to keep Emily safe from Staunton.

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