- Media Type▼▲
- Author / Artist▼▲
- Top Rated▼▲
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
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.
Erik FostinoCentral IllinoisAge: 25-34Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5The story is just missing something.October 29, 2012Erik FostinoCentral IllinoisAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2I usually read a novel within a week. If the novel takes more than a week then I question if I should continue. Deadfall is very well written. I don't question the author's ability at all. I've read GERM and enjoyed it. The story itself isn't a bad one at that. The story just doesn't have that shock value that I expect from a thriller. The story has continuous highs and lows. I'm waiting for that climatic "pow" factor and it hasn't really happened yet. There have been scenes in the story that has continued my interest, but I'm not finding myself "dying" to read more like I've done with other novels. I just got done reading two Ted Dekker novels, so maybe that has something to do with it. I'm gonna continue and see it my feelings change. I'm currently on page 181. I will see how I feel at 200. I may have to postpone and read another and then get back to it.
Todd Michael Greene5 Stars Out Of 5August 9, 2008Todd Michael GreeneFour friends looking for some much needed downtime from the stresses & struggles of life are dropped off via helicopter into a remote area of the Canadian wilderness. Unknown to them, a madman & his naive followers are nearby. These nefarious folk have in their possession the most technologically advanced weapon known to man, & they hold a small town a& it's residence in their grip as they film mo-cap for a video game. It's up to one of the 4 friends to stop Declan & his posse. Armed with only a bow & his wits, what good can Hutch expect to be to a group of people who need divine intervention?I first learned of Robert Liparulo upon the release of his debut novel Comes A Horseman is 2005. I read the 1st chapter of that novel somewhere, his website I think, & was immediately hooked. His writing style was one that I hadn't seen in a long time. The likes of Ted Dekker & Dean Koontz come to mind for comparison's sake.A year later Bob followed up with Germ & a short story in Thriller, a anthology edited by James Patterson. These proved to solidify his place in the thriller genre & the hearts of his fans.Late last year, he released Deadfall. This time out Liparulo shows he can scope things down to smaller details. His previous novels had global consequences to propel the reader forward, raising questions of earth's survival. In Deadfall, the focus is on one man in whose hands fall the fate of a small town's inhabitants. Along the way many themes are brought into play. Friendship, family, love, just to name a few. And even with this more detailed, smaller focus there's the undercurrent of a global catastrophe. What if Declan gets away with this? Where will he go next? Will the world be held hostage one day by this maniac?As usual, Bob's writing is crisp, clean, minimal and to the point. He created characters to care for, to cheer & to jeer. Along the way you might just learn something as you're entertained. That, to me, is the best kind of fiction.