Sunday, April 12, 2009

Deadlock by Robert Liparulo

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Thomas Nelson (April 2009)


Robert Liparulo


Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. Readers of his action-thrillers were not surprised when his visual storytelling style caught the eye of Hollywood producers. Currently, three of his novels for adults are in various stages of development for the big screen: the film rights to Comes A Horseman were purchased by the producer of Tom Clancy’s movies; and Liparulo is penning the screenplays for GERM and Deadfall for two top producers. He is also working with the director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Holes) on a political thriller. Novelist Michael Palmer calls Deadfall “a brilliantly crafted thriller.” March 31st marked the publication of Deadfall’s follow-up, Deadlock, which novelist Gayle Lynds calls, “best of high-octane suspense.”

Liparulo’s bestselling young adult series, Dreamhouse Kings, debuted last year with House of Dark Shadows and Watcher in the Woods. Book three, Gatekeepers released in January, and number four, Timescape, comes out in July. The series has garnered praise from readers, both young and old, as well as attracting famous fans who themselves know the genre inside and out. Of the series Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine says, “I loved wandering around in these books. With a house of so many great, haunting stories, why would you ever want to go outside?”

He is currently working on his next thriller, which for the first time injects a bit of the supernatural into his gun-blazing stories. The story is so compelling, two Hollywood studios are already in talks to acquire it—despite its publication date being more than a year away. After that comes a trilogy of novels, based on the critically acclaimed short story he contributed to James Patterson’s Thriller anthology. New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo’s writing “Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.” He lives with his family in Colorado.


John Hutchinson thinks it's no coincidence that Brendan Page runs this modern Praetorian Guard, and that the billionaire military industrialist must have had something to do with the atrocities his son Declan committed in Canada. The Canadian and U.S. Justice departments disagree, but Hutch has been digging for dirt ever since.

Brendan Page has some dirty not-so-little secrets. he's built an empire on supplying futuristic weapons and highly trained soldiers to the world's most powerful armies. But he's saved his most destructive weapons for himself.

When Hutch discovers the secret of Page's success, Page decides to teach him a lesson. But the operation goes terribly wrong, and Hutch's son is kidnapped. While a lone man stands little chance against the best black op soldiers ever issued M-16s, Hutch manages to survive longer than Page anticipated. As far as Hutch is concerned, high-tech helmets, machine guns, and hand grenades are nothing compared to a man determined to save his son. It's a lesson he sets out to teach Page-and one that he can only hope works as well in the real world as it does in his heart.

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Ernie W. said...

Post is up....

Nicole said...

I'm up at Into the Fire.

carla stewart said...

Posted and pinged.

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Smilingsal said...

I've read this wonderful book, and my review is here. Now to post.

Rel said...

Up down under with review :)

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up.

Hisart777 said...


Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.


Nora said...

Posted review to follow

Nora :D

Deborah said...

mine's up

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Kim said...

I'm up with a review.

berlysue dot blogspot dot com

Andi said...

Posted and pinged

Nessa said...

Posted & pinged!

Deanna said...

Will post this afternoon with a review. This book would make an AWESOME onscreen movie!

Jim Thompson said...

Bummer! Why didn't I request this book when I had the opportunity. Though I didn't actually read it, I'm willing to assume it's at least as great as DEADFALL, so I based my review on that.

Peg said...

Scheduled for Tuesday AN - no review, alas.

Sips 'n Cups Cafe

Jenny said... to ping...

Victoria said...

Mine's up.

loves to read said...

posted with review. The book was great!

Adam Blumer said...

Posted and pinged. Hopefully a review in a few weeks. Wow, a lot of great suspense all in the same month.

Pam said...

Posted, reviewed and pinged.

Michelle Sutton said...

Mine is up. Hope to do a review in the near future.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review up at Dregs. Novel Reviews will post it tomorrow.

April Erwin said...

mine's up.

kc said...

Got my post up today along with a review. Great book!

Tami said...

My post is up.

Georgiana said...

Scheduled for first thing Wed morning!

Gretchen Geyer said...

Posted & pinged!

Janna said...

Posted with review - great book!

stampedwithgrace said...

posted and pinged :)
my son loves Robert's books!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted, review to come later

Allie said...

Post is up

Sunny said...

My post will be up this afternoon...working on my review right now. Wow! This was fantastic!!

Nora St. Laurent said...

posted and pinged - oops

how did I hit schedule oh man