[Ebook] Deadlock By Sean Black – Writerscompany.co.uk

I was not expecting much to be honest when I picked up the book but by page three I had changed my mind This is a real page turner, and it kept me riveted to the end The only reason I did not give it a full five stars is that I felt the ending was a little rushed If the author had just spend a fewpages filling this out it would be five with a bullet. ok, so i m guess i m locking on.gradually.extra points for the badass antagonist view spoiler freya who is alive and well, by the way, as opposed to others of her ilk i ll not be surprised if she makes an appearance further down the line hide spoiler.i expect i m always going to encounter judder and its derivatives.the cover art of my copy somehow depicts a chainlink fence that has been installed incorrectly, haha.p109 from now on in they d be together.p110 the gates were rolled op ok, so i m guess i m locking on.gradually.extra points for the badass antagonist view spoiler freya who is alive and well, by the way, as opposed to others of her ilk i ll not be surprised if she makes an appearance further down the line hide spoiler.i expect i m always going to encounter judder and its derivatives.the cover art of my copy somehow depicts a chainlink fence that has been installed incorrectly, haha.p109 from now on in they d be together.p110 the gates were rolled open but the female patrol officer was stood stock still, staring directly to her left worse, she was waving to her colleague inside the vehicle.p129 remember to speak nice and clearly p148 dragging reaper towards the door with his left hand, he unholstered his sig sauer 226 with his right.p148 the marshal in charge shrugged a go ahead and the younger man handed over his glock 40 caliber.p149 cowboy spun the helicopter back round and let loose a fusillade of.50 mil rounds towards a swat sniper position on the building opposite, which lay to his immediate right.p150 you have duct tape on you, right somewhere, the cameraman said, digging into a bag slung over his shoulder and pulling out a thick roll of the silver insulating tape he normally used to secure cabling to the floor.lock took the roll and tore off a strip, cutting it away with his gerber Wow.Fast paced Challenges galore Work to be donebut at what cost Excellent Book 2 On to the next to see if Lock is around and up to it. This was my first book by Sean Black, I purchased it a while ago and just got round to reading it, it isn t usually the sort of book i would read I kept picking it up and flicking through a couple of pages and kept putting it back on the shelf Until this time I thought no im going to read it And I m so glad I did I could not put the book down I loved the pace of the book it all moved very quickly as sometimes with these sorts of books you can get huge dialogue sections or huge chunks of bac This was my first book by Sean Black, I purchased it a while ago and just got round to reading it, it isn t usually the sort of book i would read I kept picking it up and flicking through a couple of pages and kept putting it back on the shelf Until this time I thought no im going to read it And I m so glad I did I could not put the book down I loved the pace of the book it all moved very quickly as sometimes with these sorts of books you can get huge dialogue sections or huge chunks of background story which I personally find very boring Loved all the twists that kept popping up especially the ones towards the end By the end I was glued to the book and literally only put the book down for toilet breaks and even then I didn t want to put it down All I can say is a big well done to Mr Black as this is only his second novel and I feel it was a big sucess on his part, the writing throughout the book is rather good and it has a way of always keeping you interested.I m pretty sure I will reading his other work Lockdown and his newest one Gridlock And I look forward to reading them Set In Pelican Bay High Security Prison, A High Concept Race Against Time Thriller Featuring Elite Bodyguard Ryan LockHis Mission Should Have Been Straightforward To Keep One Man Alive For One Week PRISONERSuper Intelligent And Brutally Violent, Frank Reaper Hays Is A Leading Member Of America S Most Powerful White Supremacists Prison Gang BODYGUARDEx Military Bodyguard Ryan Lock Has Been Hired To Protect Him His Mission Is To Keep Reaper Alive For A Week Until He Can Be Brought To Trial WEEK TO STAY ALIVEBut Lock Soon Realises That He Faces The Toughest Assignment Of His Career Just To Survive Edge of your seat reading from start to finish 10 10 4.5 Gripping, fast paced and less padding than some other thriller writers. It s not often that a writer can capture my attention and hold it all the way through a book, but Sean Black is one such writer I have just finished Deadlock the second book in the Ryan Lock series and once again I was not left disappointed Having started reading the series a few books in I am currently on a catch up mission to read his earlier works, and enjoying every page of this quest. I read Sean Blacks first book and absolutely loved it Ryan Lock is an ex military bodyguard who has worked private security and has now set up his own company that can be called upon for any type of job He has a partner Ty Johnson who is an ex marine who Ryan met whilst in Iraq Together they make a formidable team and seem unafraid to take on any type of work.Their latest task at first seems to be quite straightforward All they have to do is keep a prisoner by the name of Frank Reaper Hays I read Sean Blacks first book and absolutely loved it Ryan Lock is an ex military bodyguard who has worked private security and has now set up his own company that can be called upon for any type of job He has a partner Ty Johnson who is an ex marine who Ryan met whilst in Iraq Together they make a formidable team and seem unafraid to take on any type of work.Their latest task at first seems to be quite straightforward All they have to do is keep a prisoner by the name of Frank Reaper Hays alive for a week He is a very important witness for the states prosecution against the white supremacist gang the Aryan Brotherhood What they soon realise is that the job is a littledifficult than they first realised Frank Hays is a prisoner inside Pelican Bay Super Max prison For them to protect him, they need to do it from the inside.They enter Pelican Bay as supposed convicted felons that have been sentenced to twenty years The only people that are aware of the truth are the FBI and the prison warden, or at least that s what they hope.The Aryan Brotherhood is responsible for the killing of an undercover FBI agent and his family and the FBI are determined to see the group brought to justice However, Hays is not a willing participant when he realises Ryan Lock has been assigned as his cell buddy and protector It is soon very clear to both Ty and Ryan that looking after the prisoner was not their main problem in prison, it was staying alive themselves.The story itself was great as was the pace of the book I loved the fact that we are now in the midst of a character series where the reader waits to find out what happens to the characters However, as much as I enjoyed the book I only found myself grappling with one element The character Chance is a woman that is involved in the plot and is very much on the side of the Aryan Brotherhood I have no issues with the fact that this woman was running around killing people but the fact that she was heavily pregnant while doing it smacked of a certain disbelief element Aside from that, the rest of the book was as good if not better than his debut.The characters Ryan and Ty are explored a littlealthough I am looking forward to finding out a bitabout both of them in the next instalment The end of the book wasn t bad at all and the prison element of the story was first class It shocked me to read at the end of the book that the author had actually done time at Pelican Bay in the course of his research Not only is he a brave man, but an incredibly clever one The scenes in the prison were written by somebody that really knew what it was like to be inside those walls Overall a fantastic read that has made me look forward to his next book One thing I have learned over the years is that most books or TV series that go on long enough will start recycling tired old storylines that seem to be in some community pool somewhere that anyone can just pull out and use over and over again One of those stale story lines especially in crime and thriller genres is the protagonist that has to fake being a criminal and go into a prison to accomplish some goal This storyline is one of the most noticeably ridiculous and annoying for a number o One thing I have learned over the years is that most books or TV series that go on long enough will start recycling tired old storylines that seem to be in some community pool somewhere that anyone can just pull out and use over and over again One of those stale story lines especially in crime and thriller genres is the protagonist that has to fake being a criminal and go into a prison to accomplish some goal This storyline is one of the most noticeably ridiculous and annoying for a number of reasons 1 The base premise is completely unbelievable.I can t think of a single reason why this plan would ever be the best option that came out of a planning session It is so obviously flawed I doubt anyone would even bring up the idea yet alone have people somehow decide to go along with it 2 Any protagonist dumb enough to go along with it deserves everything that s coming to themIt s hard to empathise with characters that make obviously bad decisions that he she should see coming a long way off That sort of decision comes from forcing the protagonist to take actions to help the plot rather than staying true to character 3 It is so obvious what will happen that it becomes tedious to readEvery time I have encountered this tired storyline it has only ever ended one way The obviously flawed plan fails and the situation only gets ten times worse When you know this is going to happen, you end up just going through the motions and waiting for the inevitable This takes any interest out of the story The good news is that this storyline did not take up the whole book Don t get me wrong, it wasthan long enough for the main character to loose any credibility he had built in the last book, but at least it wasn t dragged out What followed was a thriller story in the same vein as the previous novel in this series It s fast paced and interesting enough to keep you reading Lock still exists in a world where he is either the only one able to deal with a problem or supposed professionals deliberately act incompetent so that he can be the hero of the story, but it s easy enough to look past this when the story gets going Overall this is an easy reading book and normally I would not be so critical of it It is not meant to be true to life but instead just a bit of fun My problem is that writers don t normally fall on such tired storylines until they are 5 10 books into a long running series and they are loosing steam That this happens in the 2nd book is a little worrying Overall its 4 stars for enjoyment minus 1 for that prison story line Its still good enough for me to keep reading this series, but the next novel has a bit of work to do to keep my interest in the Ryan Lock books Deadlock


About the Author: Sean Black

I write the Ryan Lock series of thrillers, which feature ex military bodyguard Ryan Lock and his partner, former Marine, Ty Johnson The first two books in the series, Lockdown and Deadlock, hit the Official UK Top 50 Bestseller Chart, and the third, Gridlock, has just been released in hardback They have have also been translated into Dutch, German, and Russian.I m a firm believer in hands on research, also known as any excuse to get out of the house , so before I wrote Lockdown, I trained for a month with former members of the Royal Military Police s specialist close protection unit That turned out to be great preparation for Deadlock, which I researched by spending time inside Pelican Bay Supermax in California see the TV interview on my author page I recently completed a desert survival course in Arizona and ventured into the tunnels under Las Vegas, all as preparation for a new standalone thriller I will begin work on once I have completed the fourth Ryan Lock book.Before I became a full time novelist, I taught college and wrote television drama I m an Oxbridge and Ivy League graduate try not to hold that against me.


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