Deadfall by Robert Liparulo – Book Review

Deadfall is the first book I have read by Robert Liparulo. It won’t be my last. I was hooked from the first page although my cowardly side wanted me to put it away where I wouldn’t have to face what I knew was coming if I read it all.

The burning question raised by Deadfall is “What would happen if the wrong people got hold of the ultimate weapon?” Robert Liparulo explores that question in a frighteningly realistic manner that is totally believable. He gives us a glimpse of characters who have absolutely no conscience or concern for life of any kind. Yet to counterbalance the depravity, he introduces characters who risk everything to help total strangers.

This book is a nail-biter that could keep you awake for hours – both from wanting to see what happens next and the disturbing possibilities it presents. I believe Mr. Liparulo has written a story that is not as far fetched as it might seem. With our rapidly advancing technology and the current generation who have been desensitized by violent video games, TV and movies, we could be looking at a similar scenario before we know it. I applaud his courage in addressing this issue in such a thought provoking manner.

To purchase your own copy of DEADFALL click here.

Deadfall by Robert Liparulo – CFBA Tour

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing

DEADFALL

(Thomas Nelson November 6, 2007)

by

Robert Liparulo

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robert is an award-winning author of over a thousand published articles and short stories. He is currently a contributing editor for New Man magazine. His work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Travel & Leisure, Modern Bride, Consumers Digest, Chief Executive, and The Arizona Daily Star, among other publications. In addition, he previously worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewing Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Charlton Heston, and others for magazines such as Rocky Road, Preview, and L.A. Weekly.

Robert is an avid scuba diver, swimmer, reader, traveler, and a law enforcement and military enthusiast. He lives in Colorado with his wife and four children.

Robert’s first novel painted a scenario so frighteningly real that six Hollywood producers were bidding on movie rights before the novel was completed. His acclaimed debut novel, Comes A Horseman, is being made into a major motion picture by producer Mace Neufeld and his short story “Kill Zone” was featured in the anthology Thriller, edited by James Patterson.

Bob has sold the film rights to his second book, GERM. And he is writing the screenplay for a yet-to-be-written political thriller, which sold to Phoenix Pictures, for Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian) to direct!

He is currently working on his fourth novel.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Deep in the isolated Northwest Territories, four friends are on the trip of a lifetime. Dropped by helicopter into the Canadian wilderness, Hutch, Terry, Phil, and David are looking to escape the events of a tumultuous year for two weeks of hunting, fishing, and camping.

Armed with only a bow and arrow and the basics for survival, they’ve chosen a place far from civilization, a retreat from their turbulent lives. But they quickly discover that another group has targeted the remote region and the secluded hamlet of Fiddler Falls for a more menacing purpose: to field test the ultimate weapon.With more than a week before the helicopter rendezvous and no satellite phone, Hutch, a skilled bow-hunter and outdoor-survivalist must help his friend elude their seemingly inescapable foes, as well as decide whether to run for their lives…or risk everything to help the townspeople who are being held hostage and terrorized. An intense novel of character forged in the midst of struggle, survival, and sacrifice. Deadfall is highly-acclaimed author Robert Liparulo’s latest rivetingly smart thriller.

Get Downloads and EXCERPTS at www.LIPARULO.com

DEADFALL is drop-dead great!”
-In The Library Reviews
“What if Mad Max, Rambo, and the Wild Bunch showed up-all packing Star Wars type weapons? You’d have Robert Liparulo’s thrilling new adventure Deadfall.”
-Katherine Neville, best selling author of The Eight
“A brilliantly crafted thriller with flawless execution. I loved it!”
-Michael Palmer, best selling author of The Fifth Vial

“In Deadfall, Robert Liparulo gives us a fresh fast paced novel that instills a well founded fear of the villians and an admiration for the people who refuse to be victims. It truly deserves the name thriller.
-Thomas Perry, best selling author of The Butcher’s Boy and Silence

“Another brilliantly conceived premise from Robert Liparulo. Deadfall will leave you looking over your shoulder and begging for more.”
-Dave Dun, best selling author of The Black Silent

A NOTE from Bob: I’d like to give away five signed copies of Deadfall to readers of CFBA blogs during my tour. All they have to do is sign up for my e-mailing list (they won’t be inundated!) by going to my website (www.robertliparulo.com) and going to the “Mailing List” page. Or email me with “CFBA giveaway” in the subject line.

And a second NOTE from Bob: I wanted to let you know that I’m holding a contest on my site:

  • one winner a week till the end of the year for a signed Deadfall
  • one winner a week till the end of the year for an unabridged audio MP3-CD of Deadfall
  • and on Dec. 31, I’m giving away an iPod Nano, pre-loaded with an unabridged audio recording of Deadfall

Winners are selected from my e-mailing list—sign up at my site. If a winner has already purchased what he/she wins, I will reimburse them for the purchase price (or give them another—whichever they choose), so they don’t need to wait to see if they win before buying Deadfall.

To purchase your own copy of DEADFALL click here.

Book Giveway – The Contest is Now Over

Book GiftMy husband and I just had a drawing of all the names of the people who left comments in the book giveaway post for A Dropped Stitches Christmas by Janet Tronstad. He pulled Melissa’s name out of the basket so I will have the book on its way to her as soon as I get her snail mail address. Thank you all for entering. I hope to have another giveaway soon.

Must See Concert – Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God

Behold the Lamb of God - Andrew PetersonIf Behold the Lamb of God (The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ) comes anywhere within driving distance of your home this year, run – don’t walk- to see it. You won’t be sorry. I have only seen the DVD (several times) and listened to the CD so far; but Andrew and his friends will actually be here in west Tennessee this year. My husband and I (and untold numbers of friends) will be there when the door opens.

In my opinion Behold the Lamb of God is the absolute best Christmas album I have ever heard. I was instantly captured with the good news of the opening song and pulled into the story further with each song. With deep spiritual understanding, Andrew has brought us the message of how desperately a savior was needed with glimpses from the Old Testament. He then shines the light on our only answer – Christ. The songs remain faithful to the Scripture and take us from despair to celebration. Each time I listen (or watch) I gain new revelation of the great gift God has given us. I never know which song will bring me to tears. Behold the Lamb of God is the one “Christmas” cd that we listen to year round. Its message cannot be limited to a short season but is relevant at all times.

You can read a wonderful review of Behold the Lamb of God at The Rabbit Room blog.

You can check the tour schedule at Andrew Peterson’s site. You can also listen to (or buy) Behold the Lamb of God or The Far Country (I also recommend) on the Music page of his site. Just click on “Open Player”.

Here is a video about the making of Behold the Lamb of God from YouTube.

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