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"It isn’t as if Hart’s career needed jump-starting. His first three stand-alone thrillers have been greeted by an ever-growing crescendo of praise, including two Edgar Awards. Definitely not the kind of writer who needs a breakthrough book. And, yet, Iron House lifts Hart to an altogether new level of excellence…. The present-time plot—disaffected Mob hit man on the run, trying to carve a new life without endangering those he loves—makes a superb thriller on its own (steadily building tension, magnificently choreographed fight scenes, including a High Noon–like finale), but it’s what Hart does with the backstory that gives the novel its beyond-genre depth. Like the great Peter Hoeg in Borderliners (1994), Hart uses the familiar story of mistreatment in an orphanage as a way into the inner lives of his characters, and the blind fear, abject confusion, and yearning for love he finds there are both heartbreaking and curiously hopeful, in an almost postapocalyptic way. An unforgettable novel from a master of popular fiction.” –Booklist, starred review
"This rich, impressive contemporary thriller from two-time Edgar-winner Hart (The Last Child) focuses on two brothers, Michael and Julian, both raised and abused at the Iron House of the title, an orphanage in the mountains of North Carolina.... Hart deftly interweaves a complex family history story with Stevan's intense, bloody quest for vengeance.... [The book's] powerful themes and its beautiful prose will delight Hart's fans--and should earn him many new ones." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
Overwhelming Praise for the National Bestselling Work of John Hart:
John Hart is the author of four New York Times bestsellers, including The King of Lies, Down River and The Last Child. The only author in history to win the best novel Edgar Award for consecutive novels, John has also won the Barry Award and England's Steel Dagger Award for best thriller of the year. His books have been translated into twenty-nine languages and can be found in over fifty countries. A former criminal defense attorney, John has also worked as a banker, stockbroker, and apprentice helicopter mechanic. A husband and father of two, he spends his time in North Carolina and Virginia.
IRON HOUSE (Pub. 2011) by John Hart is hands down the best book I've read this year. This is my first story by the author and I'm thrilled to have discovered it, although by... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Sheri In Florida
Thought it was great. It kept my interest right from the first page. This was the second book I've read by John Hart and will definitely read more.Published 1 month ago by Gene Q.
I have read all of John Harts book. I have liked him since I read Down River several years ago. I think his writing is heads over heels bettwer than most wrtiers in the murder... Read morePublished 2 months ago by TY61
I was very disappointed in this book as had higher expectations having read The Last Child. I had purchased the book from the description shown on Amazon and felt a lot of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Ayres
This book was one that not only held my interest , I found myself reading not only during the day but, late into the night. I also purchased it for my daughter to read.Published 2 months ago by missiemouse80
The book is great as any John Hart fan knows. The seller came through nicely.Published 3 months ago by Timothy J. Schneider