St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312368111, 384pp.
Publication Date: April 21, 2009
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.
"The pace is lightning fast, and the cat-and-mouse game completely lethal.... This one's chilling to the bone!"--RT Book Reviews "Another solid effort from Iris Johansen --- fast-paced and dialogue-rich, with plenty of international intrigue."--Bookreporter.com "The story line is filled with action but it is the strong cast and the geography that make DEADLOCK a stunning thriller."--Genre Go Round Reviews blog "Tour de force is a term that is overused in describing thrillers, but I think it’s an apt description of Deadlock."--The Pew Reviews blog