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DEADLOCK
by Iris Johansen

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

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Even the kindest people can be driven to vengeance. Artifacts expert Emily Hudson hungers for it. It doesn't take long for Johansen to toss her unsuspecting heroine into a horrific situation. From that moment, the pace is lightning fast, and the cat-and-mouse game completely lethal. Readers won't soon forget either the enigmatic hero or the monstrous villain. This one's chilling to the bone!

Part of a U.N. mission, Emily Hudson and her assistant, Joel Levy, are
in Afghanistan gathering priceless artifacts from a museum. When their convoy is attacked, only Joel and Emily are kept alive. Their abductors aren't terrorists, they're mercenaries on a hunt for a legendary treasure. Although Emily insists she knows nothing about it, vicious Staunton tortures Joel horrendously.

When the CIA contacts ex-mercenary John Garrett, he succeeds in rescuing Emily, but her need to kill Staunton burns in her heart. Despite himself, Garrett is soon caught up in Emily's terribly dangerous quest. (ST. MARTIN'S, Apr., 384 pp., $26.95)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ST. MARTIN'S

Published: April 2009

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