Iron House

Iron House

Book - 2011
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There was nothing but time at Iron House. Time to burn, time to kill, and time for Michael to emerge strong and unforgiving while his brother, Julian, became a tormented soul at the orphanage for boys. Two decades later Michael returns to North Carolina with a sentence on his head, the mob in hot pursuit, and his disturbed brother in trouble of a different kind. One man is destined to break the chains of his fate.
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Thorndike Press, 2011
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410438485
1410438481
Branch Call Number: Lg Print Fiction Har
Characteristics: 653 p. (large print) ; 23 cm

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Eil_1
Jun 10, 2016

Not for the faint of heart. There is a great deal of violence throughout. It is centered on Michael's discovery of his brother who was lost to him many years ago. As a result, he is drawn into the lives of a powerful senator, his wife Abigail, and her faithful bodyguard. Murder, revenge and family are all intermingled to create a suspenseful and fast-moving thriller.

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Docsdaughter45
Jun 23, 2015

Loved this book! A great mystery, keeping you interested and guessing. Lots of intrigue and mystery. There is some violence to wade through, some very descriptive and gory but if you can make it through those sections, the book is really a great page turned. Very well written. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommend. Intend to read more of John Hart's books.

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Savannah33
Mar 01, 2015

I am happy to have discovered a new crime thriller type of author. I had never come across John Hart before and this book was really good, with a convoluted plot line that kept you guessing. The story of the two orphaned brothers was very good, and I like the setting in the North Carolina area. I am going to read all of Hart's other books!

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zaire189
Jun 27, 2014

Very thrilling indeed! John Hart captured my attention from the beginning. This was a great read!

ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"Twenty years ago, brothers Michael and Julian lived, unhappily, in a grim North Carolina orphanage. When another orphan was killed, Michael, the strong one, fled to New York City and eventually ended up as a hitman for the Mob. Sensitive, vulnerable Julian was adopted and took to exorcising his demons through his writing. They haven't seen each other since the night Michael ran away, but that's about to change as Julian comes under threat by one of Michael's rivals. With themes of loyalty and love laid against the violence and brutality of men and boys alike, their reconnection makes for compelling, if blood-soaked, reading." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

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lucyreviews
Dec 03, 2012

Brutal but suspense-filled plot; brilliantly written

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sasie
Nov 15, 2012

It's a little cliche at times, but still a pretty good story that kept my attention. I enjoyed reading it despite a bit of eye rolling.

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melvynl123
Aug 17, 2012

This is a "Great Read"
I enjoyed every chapter from star to finish.
The story has lots of little twists to it which keeps you on edge at all times.
This is my first John Hart novel, but it will not by my last.
Highly recomended.

kelleypoole Mar 22, 2012

I was unfamiliar with this author and picked it up as "filler" between receiving books I had on hold. I gave up half way through. I thought the story line was interesting but at halfway I got fed up with the absolutely gory details of torture and murder. It was unnecessary I thought, unbelievable and drew away from an interesting plot.

nanajoe Oct 31, 2011

Plenty of twists and turns - enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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