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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (December 11, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440196249
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440196249
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,281,617 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Locke reminds me of a cross between Jim Thompson and Carl Hiaasen' Mike Shatzkin. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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!

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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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The quick twists, surprises and murder plots in Lethal Experiment will keep you turning pages from start to finish, and leave you begging for more from John Locke.
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The stories are all well written, the characters fully developed.
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80 of 89 people found the following review helpful By TRW on January 14, 2011
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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 By peter on April 11, 2011
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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 By Jude M. Ryan on 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 By Steven H. Jackson on 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 By lifechanging on April 3, 2011
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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 By Leah Fisher on April 8, 2011
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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 By P. A. Berg on April 5, 2011
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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 By R. Owens on February 28, 2012
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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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