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ISBN: 1848541805
Author: John Hart
Language: English
Publisher: John Murray Publishers (April 1, 2012)
Pages: 512
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Subcategory: Unfathomable
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 771
Size Fb2: 1104 kb
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Lean, hard and absolutely riveting, Iron House is a tour de force. With his best book yet, John Hart has clearly joined the top rank of thriller writers.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Secrets, lies and an abandoned former orphanage beckon the reader into a web of violence and emotion. Hart creates such vivid imagery, the reader sees the story slowly unfolding in full color.

Home John Hart Iron House. In the marketing of this book, Matt Baldacci, as always, does a fabulous job, as does his team, Nancy Trypuc, Kim Ludlam, and Laura Clark. My publicists, Stephen Lee and Dori Weintraub, are spectacular. Thank you both for all you’ve done.

My first book by John Hart, "Iron House" makes me feel like I wish I had read his other books to. John Hart's fourth book maintains the complexity I expected based on reading the previous three.

My first book by John Hart, "Iron House" makes me feel like I wish I had read his other books too. And I will. Iron House is the most amazing blend of literary eloquence in writing and graphic n I've ever read. Two brothers, Michael and Julian, as different as night and day, live in the Iron House Home for Boys. After a horrendous event occurs, one runs away and the other is adopted.

Mass Market Paperbound. At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time for two orphans to learn that life isn’t won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is both feared and fiercely protective. When an older boy is brutally killed, Michael makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect Julian: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him.

With his best book yet, John Hart has clearly joined the top rank of thriller writers. Definitely not the kind of writer who needs a breakthrough book. Vince Flynn "It isn't as if Hart's career needed jump-starting. His first three stand-alone thrillers have been greeted by an ever-growing crescendo of praise, including two Edgar Awards.

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Most people in the business were the exact opposite of Michael. They killed in rage and fear or got off on it for their own screwed up reasons. They let emotions run, and those guys rarely lasted.

Most people in the business were the exact opposite of Michael. They let emotions run, and those guys rarely lasted ey burned out or got sloppy, became a liability for the organization that paid their freight. More than a handful ended up with a target on their backs, and Michael had taken out a few, himself. The math was simple in Michael’s world. Emotions are bad. Control is good. But there was no control now. Elena was gone. A wave of dizziness struck, and he sat on the top step

John Hart (born 1965) is an American author of thriller novels. His books take place in North Carolina, where he was born and once lived. He presently resides in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is a 1988 graduate of Davidson College.

John Hart (born 1965) is an American author of thriller novels. His work has been compared to that of Scott Turow and John Grisham. Hart has won two Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Best Novel, one in 2008 for Down River, and the second in 2010 for The Last Child

Iron House is the remarkable story of two orphaned brothers separated by violence at a tender age. When a boy is savagely killed in their brutal orphanage, one brother runs and takes the blame with him, eventually finding his way to New York and into the heart of organized crime. Two decades later - a seasoned killer - he returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit and his long-lost brother in trouble of a different kind. With vast sums in play, political fortunes at risk and bodies piling up, the brothers reunite to solve the mystery of their shared past in a tour de force narrative of loss, courage and the aftermath of violence. A dark, atmospheric thriller with a plot that will keep you guessing until the last moment.

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RUsich155
I have read all but King of Lies and will pre order Hush.
He introduces Iron House by admitting that he almost didn't make it through the writing of it.
It's perfectly understandable as Mr. Hart sets an extremely high bar for himself. There are moments a reader wonders if she can "live" through it, but she does as there's simply no stopping the read.. his plots are so incredibly intricate and almost convoluted one wonders at times where he's going, but he never fails at arriving, and I particularly enjoy his final sentences; they do more than "end" the book, they deliver hope. It's important because one becomes deeply involved with his characters; he doesn't spend much time describing physical characteristics, so the reader truly absorbs the characters almost by osmosis...
Not many writers can do that; it can make for a challenging read, but this writer challenges himself..
I loved Iron House...yes there were some difficult if not horrifying moments, and long journeys for the characters, but I can only say I loved it; I recommend it; it's just freaking brilliant.
Malodred
This is the second novel by John Hart that I've read, and I couldn't put it down! He is such an amazing storyteller. He paints a vivid picture of the lives of all his characters and draws you into their world. Each of the prominent characters in the book are well developed and despite being flawed and all of them are remarkably flawed you absolutely find yourself rooting for them. Iron House for me was like sitting down to a four course meal prepared by a gourmet chef. The amount of thought that goes into the story he tells and how he ties all of the characters stories together is so satisfying. The book shadows the life of two brothers Michael and Julian. One is the strong protective brother and the other weak and living a nightmare of being viciously bullied by the other boys in the Iron House orphanage they live in. On the day the boys are to be adopted by a wealthy and powerful senator and his wife, Julian breaks as a result of the bullying and kills one of his tormentors. He is discovered by Michael who tells him to tell everyone that he killed the boy, and flees the home. Michael finds his way to New York and living on the streets. Smart and strong he quickly realizes that there is safety in numbers and organizes other boys on the street into a gang. A prominent head of a crime family Otto Kaitlin takes notice of the boy and takes him under his wing. Flash forward many years and a grown Michael has become Otto's right hand man and much like a son to the mob boss who is now on his death bed. Michael has fallen in love with his beautiful girlfriend Elena who is pregnant with their child. Realizing that he can no longer live the life of a cold blooded killer he receives the old man's blessing to leave the organization and pursue a normal life. Steven Kaitlin Otto's natural son and Jimmy a high ranking enforcer driven by jealousy and fear quickly let Michael know that there is no easy way out and they will come after everything he loves to prevent him from doing so. Michael ends up paying a final visit to his mentor and helps end his life and suffering. A full on war breaks loose and Michael finds himself on the run with Elena who had no knowledge of his life within the mob. After they threaten his long lost brother he finds himself in search of Julian. Meanwhile Julian has lived a sheltered life of privilege raised by Abigail and Senator Randall Vane. We learn after Michael finds him that Julian suffers from schizophrenia and has had a break after he witnessed some sort of traumatic experience. When Michael discovers a body of one of Julian's childhood tormentors from the orphanage killed in the boathouse of the Vane's sprawling estate the race begins to save himself and his brother. Along the way he begins learning more about himself and his past. The book is a nonstop thrill and will leave your head spinning. I could not put it down and can't wait to read another move from this author.
allegro
I made my way through this book, admittedly skipping ahead a lot from about halfway through to the end. Having read and enjoyed other books by this author, I was disappointed in this particular story. Very early on, Elena came across as so weak and idiotic, I lost interest fast. The dialogue between her and Michael seemed unrealistic to me, as well. I thought the story gained interest when Julian was introduced, but by the time I reached the end of the book, I really didn't care what happened to any of them.
Leceri
I've read a lot of Hart's books recently and sadly, this is my least favorite. But that's kind of like saying that you went to a restaurant expecting to eat prime rib only to find out that they were out of it and you had to settle for a ribeye steak instead. I loved the idea of a cold, hard, violent protagonist as the lead character, one for whom violence is necessary and that it is accomplished with ruthless efficiency when required. However, our hero has a bit too much heart and compassion to be completely believable and that is the books' only real fault. Everything else I've read by Mr. Hart presents a leading character that is both flawed and somewhat admirable and this book is no different...except our hero shouldn't be quite so deserving of our understanding or as pure in his motives as this one is. In spite of all that, if you've enjoyed Mr. Hart's other works, you will no doubt enjoy this one as well. His trademark plotting and well drawn characters are present in abundance as usual and this is a read well worth the time.
Malak
First of all, if I could have given "Iron House" more than five stars, I would have. Mr. Hart out did himself with the way he has you feeling empathy for Michael, the main character, who just so happens to be a cold blooded killer for the mob.

Impossible? Not the way Mr. Hart sculptures this novel and sculpture it is. Almost every character in the story is flawed in some way and not in a good way. Some are schizophrenic, some are cold blooded killers, some are weak, others have withdrawn from the world and yet others do what has to be done but yet you learn to like the characters. You understand why they are the way they are and yet you feel for them. Not any author can have you feeling compassion for their characters but Mr. Hart does an outstanding job of that in this book.

Mr. Hart keeps you on a tight rope while he weaves his story and has you wondering what will be happening next with unforeseen twists and turns. The final outcome of the story is very surprising but then it makes sense.

If you like your novels that keep you reading late into the night when you KNOW you should be asleep, then this book if for you. It doesn't get much better than this.

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