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Lethal People (A Donovan Creed Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

John Locke
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Donovan Creed, a former CIA assassin, is a very tough man with a weakness for very easy women. Meet him in LETHAL PEOPLE a relentlessly entertaining crime novel that's often LOL - bizarre funny! The action is fast and furious, the dialogue smart, savvy and sexy. The story is filled with quirky characters and clever surprises.


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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: 772 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1935670832
  • Publisher: Telemachus Press, LLC (March 5, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CIOPZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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169 of 188 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A killer with his heart in the right place. April 23, 2010
By Roger Y
Format:Paperback
This is a novel dealing with a primary character named Donovan Creed. In his primary job, he works for homeland security killing terrorists. Since this doesn't fill all of his time he also tests out torture devices for the military and sometimes does contract killings for the mob. Not necessarily the type of person you think of when you want to have a fun time or a romantic evening. Donovan really is a nice guy though. It is just that his work tends to give him a different outlook on life and this makes him sometimes awkward when dealing with people in "normal" situations.

In Lethal People Donovan gets a call from his daughter who is concerned about the man who is engaged to his ex wife. Donovan finds out the man is a "reformed" wife beater and while investigating him meets a young burn victim whose family died in a house fire. He likes the girl and checks out the fire and finds that it was arson. He figures out why the fire was set and who was responsible and sets out to find justice for all involved.

"Lethal People" by John Locke is a book that shows us that just because you kill people for a living doesn't necessarily make you a bad guy.
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87 of 103 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Disappointing June 8, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
After reading numerous reviews that said this was a great read I downloaded it to my Kindle and dove in. Interesting characters for the most part but then he gets a little too far-fetched and it is a distraction from the story and dialogue. Kept waiting for a twist or a surprise but it never happened. Not even much of a climax in the plot. Could have been better, more thought out and more entertaining. It never really drew me in. I finished it just hoping for some kind of redemption in the ending but it did not happen.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not lovin' Donovan March 23, 2011
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My first Donovan Creed read was Saving Rachel. I thought maybe I had found me another Jack Reacher type character. After reading a few chapters of Lethal People I am thoroughly disgusted with Donovan and his pals. I don't find the happenings in this story "smart" ,"funny" or "sexy". Luring a young girl for sex with the intent of using her as a body double he may have to kill...a real scream!!! Murdering an innocent women and describing how she pees on Donovan's pants in fear...couldn't stop laughing!!!! He lives in people's attics and spies on them 24/7....how cute!!! Sorry Donovan I'm deleting you from my kindle app.
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43 of 51 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star is being kind February 3, 2011
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Creed is a psychopath. There is no moral play in this book, ala Dexter. No ambivelance, ala John Rain. The bedroom in Creed's residence is a jail cell unless he sneaks into stranger's homes and sleeps in the attics or basements. He has himself tortured just for the sport. He has sex with a girl barely older than his own daughter and is untroubled that he thinks about his daughter during the event. He considers it no more than a tough day at the office when more than a hundred innocent people including women and children die in bombing meant for him. He kills, or at least does his best to kill, a woman who is innocent of wrongdoing proclaiming that it's not his job to judge. He and his cronies participate in a "social experiment" where murder victims get to name other people they'd like to be killed. In his job as a killer for mobsters or midgets with delusions of grandeur he receives massive welfare from the federal government in the form of jet transportation, clean up crews, and secret weapons. But we're supposed to like him because he's good with kids and can bake popovers. That this author is free to walk the streets gives me the creeping willies.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very overrated by others February 27, 2011
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I also downloaded this because it was highly rated, and I have not read any of the Donovan Creed novels. I will not read any more. The novel was not challenging or interesting, and I don't actually know why I even read to the end. The language is not interesting or exciting, and the plot and characters are so far fetched that they are not even realistically near possible. Seriously, they all have their own private jets waiting for them?

Check your brain cells at the cover if you really want to "read" this nonsense, but I would say go buy another book worthwhile. This is a waste of time to read.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 0.99 is too expensive March 15, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is so bad that if Amazon GAVE you 0.99 you should refuse the deal! It's so poorly written that I actually suspect the author is a group of fifth graders taking turns, sentence by sentence, writing a "novel." It is gratuitously violent and the story is so convoluted that I defy the reader to figure out what he/she has read. Find something else to occupy the time you would otherwise spend reading this book-I'd suggest self-torture water-boarding; you'd be better served. (and by the way, the author's other book, "Saving Rachel," believe it or not, is even worse!)
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28 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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Happened onto this book, and loved its humor and fast paced action.

The book's formatting (done, I assume by Telemachus Press) could use a redo, however. Odd
word breaks and senseless indents break up what should otherwise be a smooth Kindle experience.

Of course, for $0.99, I guess I got what I paid for.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I need a shower March 24, 2011
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That's how I feel after reading this book. Amoral characters for whom we are supposed to feel what? Compassion? Congeniality? A waste of paper or electrons. Very disappointing that this series is so highly rated. I'm embarrassed that I couldn't find something better to do with my time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, kind of jumped all over the place ...
Thrilling! Loved it, kind of jumped all over the place though.
Published 15 days ago by Dustin Kilby
5.0 out of 5 stars Creed novel
Very interesting book. I had trouble laying this book down so I could other things done. I'm about to order the next book in the Donovan Creed series.
Published 16 days ago by Carolyn Haynie
5.0 out of 5 stars Jed Barish, stage 4 cancer victim, about 3 days left to live. Thank...
Please do take your shower. It will improve your presence.

I am Jed Barish, stage 4 cancer victim.
Published 26 days ago by Specklebang
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun read.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Love how he mixes it up
In the midst of serious drama and suspense, I start cracking up!! Love how he mixes it up! Good book!!!
Published 1 month ago by Mom D.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Enjoy reading John Locke he has so many twists and turns.
Published 2 months ago by ian
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice set up of the story. Can't wait to read the next one!
This story was was a little busy, if you know what I mean. I think part of ot was to set up the Victor character. I hope he's in the next book! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Graham Woo
4.0 out of 5 stars Always enjoy Donavan. We all wish we could be like ...
Always enjoy Donavan. We all wish we could be like him once in a while.
Published 2 months ago by robert apfelbeck
2.0 out of 5 stars Pub dribble
My first John Locke 'read' was Saving Rachel and I thought it was dreadful.

I backed up with Lethal People (the first in the series) because I wanted to see how Locke... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Peter Ralph
2.0 out of 5 stars After reading and enjoying the Emmitt Love series I wanted to give one...
After reading and enjoying the Emmitt Love series I wanted to give one of Locke's other series a try. How can any one actually ever like a man like Creed? Read more
Published 3 months ago by aaron l scott
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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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Donovan Creed Novels. Should I read them in order?
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Murray

http://www.amazon.com/John-Locke-s-Donovan-Creed-in-chronological-order/lm/RSGGKF5BHG6H4/ref=cm_lm_byauthor_title_full
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