- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (December 11, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440196249
- ISBN-13: 978-1440196249
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
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Lethal Experiment: A Donovan Creed Novel Paperback – December 11, 2009
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
"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?Read more ›
Locke is a great writer. He constantly keeps you enthralled with the characters, the action and the story line. His books aren't for the 'faint of heart', but they are definitely enjoyable. Unlike most books, you have an easy time keeping-up with his characters, i.e. you don't have to keep endless notes on 'whose-who'. There's a reason he's had the success that he's had - this book is yet another example.
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.
Pick up one of his books. You won't be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the shocker! Anyone who enjoys suspenseful mystery novels will enjoy this series...you always have another book to look forward to, once one is finished!Published 2 months ago by Mike Miller
An action packed story of an official Government agent that take care of terrorists or other undesirables. A fast action, detailed account. Good reading, enjoy.Published 3 months ago by Ralph Long
The Donovan Creed character is an enormously sympathetic anti-hero. A perfect blend of murder, mayhem, and slapstick. All that and twists and turns to rival Hawaii's road to Hana!Published 4 months ago by Paul Weirather
If you choose this be prepared for lots of murder and violence. It somehow makes the lead character a good guy.Published 7 months ago by Mary Potter
Donovan Creed is a great character and I love this series!! Now it's time to move on to book 3!Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
To say this was the really great book to read was an u dear statement. I can't wait to read the next in the series. The suspense is killing me.Published 13 months ago by frank amos