Item description for Deadfall (A John Hutchinson Novel) by Robert Liparulo...
Overview When Hutch discovers the secret of industrialist Brendan Page's success, Page decides to teach him a lesson. But the operation goes terribly wrong, and Hutch's son is kidnapped. A lone man stands little chance against the best black op soldiers ever issued M-16s.
Deep in the isolated Northwest Territories, four friends are on the trip of a lifetime. Dropped by helicopter into the remote Canadian wilderness, Hutch, Terry, Phil, and David are looking to escape the events of a tumultuous year--a bitter divorce, bankruptcy, depression, and job loss--for two weeks of hunting, fishing, and camping.
Armed only with a bow and arrow and the basics for survival, they've chosen a place far from civilization, a retreat from their turbulent lives. But they quickly discover that another group has targeted the remote region and the secluded hamlet of Fiddler Falls for a more menacing purpose: to field-test the ultimate weapon.
With more than a week before the helicopter rendezvous and no satellite phone, they must risk everything to help the townspeople who are being held hostage and terrorized.
An intense novel of character forged in the midst of struggle, survival, and sacrifice, Deadfall is highly-acclaimed author Robert Liparulo's latest rivetingly smart thriller.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 159554481X ISBN13 9781595544810
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Liparulo
Robert Liparulo has received rave reviews for both his adult novels (Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, and Deadlock) and the best-selling Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their four children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Deadfall (A John Hutchinson Novel)?
Fast paced, non-stop action! Sep 21, 2008
Robert Liparulo's books great, original and full of action. This one won't let you down. I had a hard time putting the book down. Vivid imagery, suspense and action keep the reader on the edge of his seat for the whole ride.
Deadfall Jun 21, 2008
INTRIGUING but also discouraging. It is almost scary because it could really happen. It surely did keep my attention throughout. What would I do if this situation ever occurred in my town or neighborhood? How would we ever counteract something devastating like this? The games that exist today seem to me to be so realistic and "hard core" that people lose all concept of what is moral and/or amoral. It truly scared me!!!!!
A fun, entertaining and bold read Jun 6, 2008
"Deadfall' is a great book to invest in for anyone who is looking for an action-filled plot that contains authentic believable characters who must go through nearly impossible situations to either overcome, surive or die.
Each character in this book is easily to believe in, connect with or to genuinely feel that "such a person must surely exist", whether they are protagonist, villain or innocent bystander.
The plot moves along at a gripping pace and a solid stage is set well before the ride takes off. Perhaps what R.L. does best here is that he is willing to create such real characters but is unafraid to submit them to very real realities and consequences, even if such realities mean their removal from the rest of the story.
When all is said and done, your heart has been broken, you have wanted to jump out of your seat and cheer. You have hated, sympathized, held your breath, and shed a tear. Having said all this, as wonderful of an emtional and mental journey this wonderful story is, I'm afraid it left something lacking in depth. Where there were opportunities to explore deeper questions and issues, the action stole such moments away.
R.L. is a great author and this is another great work, but perhaps just something more is needed before we go from a good read to memorable literature...(here some would say that is not the goal, but why should such a gifted author not aspire to something timeless and life changing?)
LIparulo Gives us Another Great Book May 31, 2008
LIparulo continues to release suspense filled novel that grab your attention and wont let go. When I found out he had a new novel I had to read it. This book deals with four friends take a remote wilderness expedition. They come across a group who have taken a remote town hostage and plan on destroying the town and its people with a new weapon. The friends must lead an attack to release the towns inhabitants from this group. Liparulo does a great job bringing the characters to life. A must read for all suspense fans.
Bringing his A Game to the Table! May 9, 2008
Robert Liparulo is an animal! He just happens to display quite a talent when it comes to writing great thrillers. In the best-selling anthology, "Thriller," edited by James Patterson, Liparulo merely showed a glimpse of his genius with "Kill Zone." In "Deadfall," he lets it all hang out. He goes wild and crazy, and that's when he's at his best, thrilling the masses, and leaving us speechless. I was craving more after "Comes a Horseman," and going GA-GA after "Germ" bit me. Now he gives us "Deadfall," and Publisher's Weekly think they have it all figured out. Publisher's weekly sucks on this one! This was great!!
Taking a camping trip in Canadian woods is just the ticket for a group of four friends. They are looking to live with the wildlife for the time being, while doing some hunting and other guy things. But it looks like those plans are going out the window, or should I say, the tent! There are problems in Fiddler Falls, a town that suspiciously sounds like a bad musical trying to go Broadway, or if you're Canadian, to Toronto? And with a whole new set of plans, and weapons like they've never seen, they aren't prepared for what's in store. They just have the weapons that they brought with them. Is that enough?
Liparulo drives this with a savage force! And yet he gives us lessons for life at the same time. He doesn't hesitate to put the pedal to the metal, and he doesn't even think to apologize for it. I like that! Author Thomas Perry said that this deserves the name THRILLER. I agree wholeheartedly with Mr. Perry. Robert Liparulo has found his audience, and he's giving them what they want each and every time. That's a great read, and that's what keeps me coming back. Keep bringing your A game with you, Mr. Liparulo! Not many authors are doing it better.