Dead Man's Switch

Dead Man's Switch

Book - 2014
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On a remote island in Washington's Puget Sound that houses a federal prison where his father works, high school senior King sets out alone to unravel a dark conspiracy after receiving a "fail safe" email from his best friend who drowned in a boating accident two weeks earlier.
Publisher: Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014]
ISBN: 9780736917476
0736917470
Branch Call Number: YA Brouw
Characteristics: 221 pages

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Bencoal
Jan 20, 2016

great book, kept me on the end of my seat 5 stars

izabulka Apr 20, 2015

i enjoyed this book. it was written nicely and had a great plot. i enjoyed how this book caught me in after i read the back cover, as well as the first few chapters. i usually never really read many mystery books, but this one changed my mind and i think i've explored a brand new genre that i enjoy. Brouwer is an amazing author and this is claer evidence

artem_s Apr 16, 2015

I really enjoyed this great book, with its fast pace and beautiful plot. What i liked most was its very well designed scenario that is extremely creative and made me want to read the book in one sitting (which i did).
The characters were a very nice of the book, but they nicely fit the story and could be related to despite the exotic situation they are in. The mystery component is so well done, that it makes the book a must read for those people who enjoy the genre. All of the various clever puzzles thrown at the characters made the book thrilling, and allowed you to enjoy a brilliant plot of yet another prodigy. It is a book that effectively blends several genres to make one great innovative book with no other like it.

yanzhang1234 Apr 14, 2015

This is actually a great book. I like how the author made it like a mystery. This book was really attractive since at each chapter there will be a cliff-hanger of one of Blake's clues. The only thing I disliked was how the beginning started off a bit confusing. Here are my 3 questions:
-What is exactly the Dead Man's Switch? I didn't really get it in the book
-How long has Ella been in the coma?
- What happens when Blake's parents found out he had internet access and he made an app?

ejaza Apr 11, 2015

Packed with suspense that will make you want to go on. This book is truly delighting to me. It interests me in every mysterious way possible.

hipposareawesome Mar 26, 2015

U know cathymaple, this book was very intruging, and i thouroloughy enjoyed it. tinkerbook is right about some things.

cathymaple Mar 26, 2015

shaam on u tinkerbook this book is da best of dem all! its a fiv star. sam witth all of da other ppl, it is AMMAAZING. XD

extreme_fangirl Mar 04, 2015

"Dead Man's Switch" is an amazing book filled with action, suspense and mystery. The author really knew how to keep his audience engaged.

When his supposedly dead friend Blake Watt suddenly starts to contact him through cyberspace, William Mackenzie Lyon King is sent on a trail to uncover the illegal secrets the prison island (which he lives on) is hiding. He and his father risk their lives to escape the island they are being held captive on, all while protecting deadly secrets. "Dead Man's Switch" is excellently written, describing everything in great detail (in a way that's not boring) and all parts of the book are realistic and creative.

I think this story was extremely well paced. The author gave out enough information to keep the readers guessing until the end, where all the answers were revealed. The plot was also thoroughly thought out. All events led to another; everything made sense and loose ends were tied up. Overall, I really liked reading this book and would recommend it to other readers.

As for my 3 questions:

1. Did King and Mack decide to tell Ella what happened on the island and to her?

2. Will King ever want to work with the CIA or the SOG?

3. Does Mack retain his job as a guard on the island?

skiebluie Mar 02, 2015

I enjoyed the suspense in this book, and also how it started fairly early in the book when in most stories it would take a few chapters, right when i started reading we were introduced to this engaging plot with a teenager who is apparently breaking rules and possibly betraying his father amazing book, i would recommend this to anyone who enjoys stories with a lot of excitement when reading

angelica1234_5 Mar 01, 2015

This book was truly fascinating and i really adore this book because there were abundance of things that the author mentioned in the book that connects to the real world,such as:"Dead Man's Switch","MC Neal island" and the"Drug Metyrapone".I wonder why the author likes to indicate realistic things and convert them into a fiction stories.What do you predict the reason is.In MY opinion,i think it's because he's passionate about those things and verdict that it would be the most pleasurable moment of his life if he has the chance to experience it.I'am very curios why Blake Watt stole more than a quarter of a billion dollar from the bank.What was his main goal/purpose?Did he attained and pursuit his dream...or did it turned out to be a complete TRAGEDY?I really can't imagined what happened with Blake and Murdoch after this.Did Murdoch were taken to an endless custody and will remain in jail for infinity?Did Blake reunite with his family?What other consequences did these 2 need to overcome?This book is incredibly outstanding because of the actions, mysteries and the secrets that will soon be unlocked.I believe and really appreciate the author's hard work and perseverance to publish this book.He shows a sufficient amount of his diligent work very proficiently.You all reader's will find this book very entertaining for perpetuity!

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