Saturday, March 28, 2015

Deadlock by Mark Walden - ESSENTIAL

Walden, Mark Deadlock (HIVE #8), 292 p. Simon, 2015.  $17.  Language: PG (10 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (deaths and destruction, violent, but bloodless, fighting).

Otto and Raven are determined to rescue what remains of the Alpha group from the clutched of the insane Alexandra Furan.  In order to start, however, they need to find The Architect, so that he can help them find the very well-hidden lair.  Even if they do discover the lair, they still must carefully plot a way to rescue their friends from an inescapable prison, the Glasshouse.  With the Americans also chasing after them, this situation is as desperate as any that Otto and crew have ever been in. 

True to the heart-pounding danger of the other HIVE books, this will not fail to engage long time readers of the series.  I don’t understand why the author continues to pretend that anyoneworking at HIVE is a villain, because they haven’t done anything evil since they first arrived on scene, but oh well.  I can’t tell you the other thing that bothered me because that would give away part of the plot.

MS – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library Teacher

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