Deadfall: A John Hutchinson Novel   -     By: Robert Liparulo
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Deadfall: A John Hutchinson Novel

Thomas Nelson / 2008 / Paperback

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It begins as an ordinary hunting trip in the Canadian wilderness . . . but soon becomes a life-and-death fight for survival! When four businessmen find themselves targeted by psychopathic terrorists with stolen ultra-sophisticated laser weapons, they must make a harrowing decision. Should they run for their lives---or try to rescue the innocent people in town?

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)
ISBN: 159554481X
ISBN-13: 9781595544810

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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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  1. Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Hunter Becomes the Hunted-Great Action-Suspense!
    February 22, 2016
    debhgrty
    Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Debs Dozen: The hunter becomes the huntedthe game is ultimately life or death

    Hearing a loud explosion, Sheriff Tom tells his wife and son to stay put and heads to town to investigate. His discovery is deadly.

    Four friends are dropped into the far north woods to set up camp. They hope the respite from their everyday lives will provide both healing and camaraderie. David, Terry, Phil, and Hutch each bear their own torments and burdens, but as life-long friends hope this trip will bring them closer again and ease the pain of their normal lives.

    Early one morning, Hutch is up and out to track and kill an elk with bow and arrow. For him, the tracking and thrill of the hunt, the endless beauty of the environment, are as pleasurable as a successful hunt. He discovers a large, magnificent elk and begins the chase. Strategy and stealth are equally important. His chase is successful, and he notches the arrow to his bowstring, aims, and just at the moment of release the elk disintegrates before his eyes, his arrow landing in a pile of rubble and elk debris. Stunned, Hutch looks around and sees a Hummer approach and disgorge a group of people. One spies the arrow, looks down the apparent flight path and sees Hutcheye to eye. Hutch turns to fleein that one instant the hunter is turned from the one hunting to the one being hunted.

    So begins Deadfall, a dark and fascinating tale by Robert Liparulo. The ultimate matchup of good and evil, of strategy and strength versus desire and death. Of courage and conviction against a sense of privilege and power. Bob leads us on the chase by presenting first one side and then the other of what is a very deadly game. With excellent writing and a keen sense of suspense, Bob sets up a terror-filled saga that had me turning the pages despite myself. The fiction is dark and filled with action. For some, the story will be too dark, but for those who love twists and turns and suspense, this book fills the bill. I rate Deadfall: A John Hutchinson Novel five stars.

    Bob Liparulo is a very giving guyI say that because he recently served as faculty at the Writer to Writer Conference in Hershey, PA, and spent three hours letting authors ask him questions about writing and technique and how he got started and why he writes the types of books he does. Someone asked stating the books are dark and violent, so how could he call them Christian books? Bob answered simply, Im a Christian. I would never go against my Lord and Savior in anything I do. Therefore, my books are Christian books. Bob is a very prolific writer of magazine articles and books. He and his wife live in Colorado.
  2. Central Illinois
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    The story is just missing something.
    October 29, 2012
    Erik Fostino
    Central Illinois
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I 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.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 9, 2008
    Todd Michael Greene
    Four 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.
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