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Lethal Experiment: A Donovan Creed Novel Paperback – December 11, 2009

4.2 out of 5 stars 220 customer reviews
Book 2 of 12 in the Donovan Creed Series

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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!

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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 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,629,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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As one customer puts it: 'this is a tossed salad'. I had the hardest time getting through Lethal People (could only get to 95%), which nothing about it made any kind of sense. An army of Little People who are circus clowns, and asassins? The author is all over the charts -- no real plot, no real character, no one really stands out as the main character, plots that are so unbelieveable (if you can find the plot), and no timing in the story, just hit and miss. So, I'm trying this one -- and after about 5% I am finding, once again, the difficulty and unbelievability in the story line. Really now? I'm not too confident I will be able to finish, and if not, I will delete the others from this author. There appears to be a reason why they were only $1.00. There is obviously some who like this type of writting, but not for me.
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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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I bought this book because of my addiction to the Jason Bourne series. I was looking for something in that vein and the price could not be beat. I can say that I was not disappointed by Lethal People. Even if it might not have all the detail of a Robert Ludlum book, it had quite a bit of fun in Donovan's bizarre little world.

One of the things I enjoyed about how Locke put the book together is that there is a lot going on. Locke has Donovan multi-tasking and working on multiple projects at once. The characters in Lethal People are all interesting and somewhat unique - a megalomaniac, quadriplegic midget with a god complex, a mob boss, an angry ex-wife, a best friend with severe facial deformity, and a super-hot assassin are just a few of the characters making this book fascinating.

With Lethal Experiment, Creed is pursuing the next of Victor's projects and taking care of business for Darwin and Homeland Security. Unfortunately for him, he develops a health condition that affects him intermittently and puts his life at risk. With a couple of surprises and a big twist at the end, this book will keep you entertained through and through.

If you are looking for a fantastical escape from your daily grind, you will probably be engrossed. Lethal People is a break from reality, and a fun one at that. I highly recommend this book.
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Donovan Creed is the most obnoxious, selfish, manipulative bastard you can possibly imagine ... but he's also one of the most honest, caring and toughest SOBs at the same time.
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.
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It took me a couple of these Donovan Creed books to become an "OOU". During this one the main character began to grow on me. It turns out that the monster CIA killer has a heart after all! He uses his new found emotional gyrations to save his daughter and then he's back to his responsibilities with the Agency while battling a health condition that could cause him to become sloppy and get himself killed. It was an interesting read and I enjoyed it more than the first Donovan Cree book. Keep up the great work John!
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This is one of the worst books I've read that I finished. I have given up on worse books. Why anyone would waste time writing stories like this is beyond me. The characters are implausible with no moral fibre and the plotting is ridiculous. It is writing pitched at a year 6 student i.e. 12 years old but the content is not suitable for that age group. Why did I finish it? It was easy to read and I was hoping for some plot tension or pithy message to emerge from the mindless narrative. No such luck.
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