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Lethal Experiment (a Donovan Creed Novel Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

John Locke
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (193 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What if someone offered you $100,000 with the only stipulation being that a murderer would be killed if you accept the money? Would you take it? The people who choose to take it are about to find out the ramifications of their decisions to be part of this Lethal Experiment!
Donovan Creed, former CIA assassin, is a smart-aleck tough guy who can't resist a noble cause. Despite a ton of baggage and a penchant for call girls, he always finds a way to beat the bad guys. In this sequel to Lethal People, Creed is forced to choose between his thriving contract-killer business, his part in the Lethal Experiment, and his desire to live a normal life with the beautiful Kathleen Gray and her newly-adopted daughter, Addie. Before that can happen, he has to take care of some lethal business involving a former lover.
Lethal Experiment is a breezy and fun page-turner, featuring grisly humor, outrageous characters, and sexy dialogue.


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'Locke reminds me of a cross between Jim Thompson and Carl Hiaasen' Mike Shatzkin.

About the Author

John Locke is the international best-selling author of seven Donovan Creed novels, all of which have made the Amazon/Kindle Top 20 Best Seller's List! Saving Rachel held the #1 spot for more than three weeks and remains one of the all-time best selling ebooks in history! Locke has had four books in the Top 10 at the same time, and six in the Top 20! His Emmett Love western, Follow the Stone, has been ranked #1 Western since the first week after release. John lives in Kentucky, where he is working on his second Emmett Love Western, Don't Poke the Bear!

Every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world!

Product Details

  • File Size: 783 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (January 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CIOQE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,951 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of 6 Stars! January 14, 2011
By TRW
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I give 5 stars to all John Locke books, but I would give 6 stars to this one if I could. Not only is it a page turning thriller - it's the kind of book that forces the reader to have an opinion from page 1. And that's hard to find in thrillers and crime novels. Sure, he'll keep you on your toes - and you better be ready for a surprise - but this is also a novel to read with your friends. It's ripe for a fun, light hearted moral debate. I read the whole thing on the beach in an afternoon - couldn't put it down.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars starts out great...then... April 11, 2011
By peter
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not sure what to make of this book. It has some great ideas and snippets of great writing, but overall it's a tossed salad.

It starts out as a tight thriller, but after about the half-way point the story dissolves into meandering sub-plots and pointless cartoony characters.

If this book had a story editor who could weed out some of the dead-ends and filler...it could be a great read.

I don't want to sound too negative. I'll definitely try another book by John Locke.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Read April 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
If the genre of crime/detective novels were not already filled with hackneyed cliches, there would still be no justification for this adolescent wet dream of disjointed purple prose. The author should meet Creed in a dark alley sometime soon.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So, Just How Thin is the Veneer of Civilized Society? January 26, 2010
Format:Hardcover
For those of you who have read my reviews of John Locke's other works featuring Donovan Creed, "Lethal People" and "Saving Rachel", you know that I am a major fan! I had high expectations for my third in the series and author John Locke did not disappoint!

"Lethal Experiment" is both a great story on its own as well as fascinating follow-on to the Donovan Creed storyline. Locke fills in some background as a part of this new novel about his principal characters that makes them even more interesting. I am surprised at how well he keeps the continuity of the brand together from book to book. It's so much more than most author's repetition of the basics about the character that are copied and pasted as each way-to-similar novel is released, it's Locke's ability to support the current novel with interesting detail about his characters that adds to the enjoyment of having read the previous works! If you haven't read any of Locke's books featuring Donovan Creed, I might suggest that you read them in the following order: "Lethal People", "Lethal Experiment" and then "Saving Rachel."

In "Lethal Experiment", Locke asks the ultimate question, "Would you take money, in this case $100 large, with the only stipulation that someone would be murdered?" The deal is softened somewhat by the assurance that the person to be killed is himself or herself a murderer. To accept this offer, you would have to not only accept responsibility for the death of another, but also throw out any belief that no man or woman should be both judge and jury. As in all of Locke's books, you ask yourself uncomfortable questions and find it difficult that you just might be going along with Creed. What would you do? What would your friends do in the same situation?
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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These 5-star reviews were planted, or this book just isn't my style. While I do enjoy a good mystery, this book just had too many chaotic plot turns. I enjoyed the first one of the series, Lethal People, but they rapidly go downhill from there.
This novel, at best, appears to be a poor, cobbled-together product of the Infinite Monkey Theorem. The plot (and I use the term loosely) is an ADHD snarl of preposterous suppositions that aren't connected and lead nowhere.
On the plus side, it was a short read and it only cost me .99, BUT FREE would still be too much.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing April 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This sounded great from the reviews but I thought it was very average. Started well then seemed to meander into fragments story line. Won't read any more of these.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uh, OK. April 5, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Picture this: You take a whole bunch of thoughts and ideas, put them in a jar, seal the lid, shake it up, take off the lid, and throw them up against the wall in completely random order. And that's your book.

I read Wish List and though it was OK, at first. Then it just got too bizarre. This one was similar, but left me feeling even more dissatisfied at the end.

In both cases, the author starts off with an interesting idea, and then it sort of fizzles by the middle of the book, and then the idea is completely irrelevant and boring by the end. Especially in Lethal Experiment. The entire premise of the book (the "Lethal Experiment") relates to maybe 10% of the book. Maybe. The rest of the book is just random escapades of Mr. Creed.

I give it two stars because the book is readable. I did finish it, after all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth .99 especially not 2.99 February 28, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I ordered and read five of Locke's books and didn't complain, they were worth .99 but not this one. It started off with an unbelievable opening and became progressively worse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good experiment
A clever format giving a new twist to the idea of tempting people with money to see how far they will go to get ahead of game.
Published 2 days ago by BETH LAFOE
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 23 days ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
The characters, though unlike any I've ever known are best when they are at their worst. Must read... On to book three of the series!
Published 1 month ago by Tiz
4.0 out of 5 stars A+ read - great book
From start to finish I was caught up in the book - great author and I will definitely add more of his titles to my reading list
Published 1 month ago by Teri French
1.0 out of 5 stars SORRY NOT FOR ME.
This was the first book I ever bought for my new kindle and I wondered if I had made a mistake buying an ERD. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lucinda
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Creed
I usually don't read this type of story, but I started with the first one and fell in love with Donovan Creed. He's a true tragic hero. Always entertaining.
Published 2 months ago by Doro
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good read
I enjoy John Locke's books. There is just enough humor to offset some of the violence. I would recommend to any adult.
Published 3 months ago by jim knutson
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked on Donovan creed
Funny action packed brilliantly written book I just couldn't put down and made me dive straight into the next creed book. I've already recommended to my family as a must read
Published 3 months ago by debbie james
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible!
The Entire Series Is Absolutely Amazing. It Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat Reading As Fast As You Can!
Published 3 months ago by Josh Sinacola
1.0 out of 5 stars Intentionally killing innocent people for the "greater good" is...
I had read a Creed book before and forgot why I had not read any more. Creed is a government killer that free lances with the mob and a wealthy employer (who has people killed for... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mark
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More About the Author

New York Times best-selling author John Locke is the international best-selling author of 25 books in 5 different genres. Every book he has written has become a national best-seller. Locke is one of only 14 authors in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle (others include James Patterson, Lee Child, Janet Evanovich, George R.R. Martin, and David Baldacci). Locke has had 4 books in the top 10 at the same time, including #1 and #2. His Donovan Creed thriller series has sold millions of copies. Foreign rights have been acquired by 6 major publishers for Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, and Lithuanian translations.

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