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Dead Game (Emily Stone #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews

In this Video Game, "Game Over" Means You're Dead
In her independent efforts to catch child killers, Emily Stone discovers the evidence that the cops can't - or won't - uncover. Now, this covert investigator is back on the hunt for the world's most sick and twisted murderers. But even with help from ex-police detective Rick Lopez, this time she's facing her most dangerou
Paperback, 376 pages
Published November 30th 2009 by Outskirts Press (first published 2009)
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Jennifer Chase
Dec 07, 2009 Jennifer Chase rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I've just published my second thriller novel. This is another Emily Stone story that I've taken up a notch with suspense and thrills. She tangles with a voyeuristic serial killer hidden behind the many layers of technology in order to find his victims. I really enjoyed writing this book and I hope that others will enjoy it too. I would love to hear feedback and comments.
Jan 12, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
I haven't read the first Emily Stone book, but this one makes plenty of sense without it. I really liked the story. Emily is a bad-ass, and I love the strong, assertive, smart women in books who get things done, and don't worry about getting dirty. I definitely plan to read the first one now. I hated Jordan at first, but by the end I loved him! There are a few editing errors, but I always search for them in books, so it may be that I just enjoy finding them, so I really look hard. In my crazy mi ...more
Dec 18, 2009 Sheri rated it it was amazing
Dead Game: An Emily Stone Novel is a fast paced thriller.
Emily Stone has an unusual job, a secret vigilante on a mission to save children. She tracks down pedophiles and killers of children , along with her mate Rick Lopez.

Rick, once a law enforcement officer receives a phone call regarding his good friend and mentor Milt. He and Emily begin a mission to stop the most sick and gruesome serial killer. A man so twisted, who gets on camera the torturous killing of these victims, and watches over a
Davis Aujourd'hui
Jan 27, 2010 Davis Aujourd'hui rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a thriller
Jennifer Chase does it again! Hang onto the edge of your seats and prepare to bite your nails to their nubs. Dead Game is a thriller that you'll want to devour in one sitting. It's provocative. It's compelling!

Like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes, her heroine Emily Stone continues the hunt for pedophiles and serial killers. This time, she does it anonymously. It's as if she is a guardian angel for the potential or very real victims of one of the most heinous criminals since Hannibal Lechter.
Dec 09, 2009 Alta rated it really liked it
I had the opportunity to read this a month or so ago, so it's not as fresh in my mind as others, with that being said, I enjoyed it.

The dynamic between Emily and Rick has changed since Compulsion and it's great to see their relationship changing and evolving, to watch the loaner (Emily) learn to work with a partner, and to watch Rick step back and let Emily do her thing. Keep an eye out for Jordan too!

Compulsion was written in present tense, which threw me a bit. If you're like me, then you'll
Jan 15, 2010 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Emily Stone quit her job with the police department to pursue her specialty. Emily has a unique ability to capture child abductors. Rick Lopez is an ex-police detective that has joined her as both lover and partner. The pair are living on their savings and using their time to watch for Amber Alerts and try to find whoever has gone missing. Dead Game takes the two away from the hunt for child abductors and into the world of high-tech video games and a hunt for a serial killer.

Rick receives a cal
Katherine Marple
Mar 22, 2010 Katherine Marple rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars- I Liked It

"Dead Game: An Emily Stone novel" was a fast read.

Immediately upon the first few pages, we are thrust into Emily's life as a secret detective. She is a "lost" prior detective who slipped through the system when she was marked as deceased, and she remained to be listed as so. Now, she is solving child predator and abduction cases on her own, with the help of her lover and also retired detective Rick. With the two of them together, they make for an unbeatable, and undefeated
Ria Miller
Jan 14, 2010 Ria Miller rated it it was amazing
In Dead Game, Emily Stone and Rick Lopez, both ex-cops, work together to stop child rapists/killers. They gather information the cops can't, then inform the cops so justice can prevaile. When Rick's mentor dies, he and Emily looks into his death, and finds that it is linked to a popular game that is unwittingly being used to find victims for a sadistic serial killer. As they get closer to the truth, they become the focus of the serial killer, leaving them to fight for thier lives.

I really enjoy
Glenda Bixler
Feb 21, 2010 Glenda Bixler rated it it was amazing
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Dead Game:

An Emily Stone Novel

By Jennifer Chase
Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781432751289
370 Pages

I was pleased to receive the notice in the mail from Jennifer Chase that her second book, Dead Game, had been published! Having read her first Emily Stone novel, Compulsion, I was immediately involved with the main character. But her second book, Dead Game, shows not only Chase’s growing expertise as a serious writer, but by partnering Emily with a wonderful male lead/romantic interest, Rick Lopez, she has
Martha Cheves
Sep 08, 2014 Martha Cheves rated it it was amazing
Dead Game - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

Five flat screen computers sat on a table in a semicircle configuration, each with a video playing. Upon closer inspection, all computers had the same video performing only at different moments in the action sequence. They kept playing through on an endless loop. The sound was muted, but the violence was clearly evident. It was a man being methodically strangled to death earlier in
Paula  Phillips
May 06, 2010 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
"In this Video Game , Game Over means You're Dead".

Novels about Virtual Killers are one of those things that pop up now and again, and they always make for interesting reads. This novel has one of those looks and feels about it that the killer could be related to Jigsaw from movies "Saw". This novel incorporates two storylines and does a brillant job of interweaving them together.
We have Emily Stone and her partner Rick Lopez playing the Phantom Detective duo and helping bring Child abductors t
Wendy Hines
Jun 21, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it liked it
Emily Stone and Rick Lopez used to work for the police. Now, they work independently catching child killers. Most times, they do all the detective work then alert the proper authorities to make the arrest. The local police department think it's a rumor that there is a phantom detective out there doing their work for them. But then they get an email with the whole crime laid out for them on a child killer, and they become believers.

Eagle Eye is a new interactive spy game that has become really po
Sep 03, 2010 Sarah rated it it was amazing
As someone who is involved in the world of writing and publishing for a living, I am presented with dozens of books every month by authors whose names I did not know before their work was placed on my desk. In most instances, I enjoy the writer’s individual expression of talent and appreciate the great deal of time and effort that was required to share a story. While I am always pleased at having a new book to add to my collection, the relationship with the author normally does not extend much a ...more
Jul 06, 2011 TC rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
On paper Dead Game sounded very much like my sort of book. Driven by her past experiences Emily Stone has devoted herself to catching child killers, but when her partner Lopez's mentor is killed she becomes involved in finding a twisted murderer who is selecting his victims through an online spy game. The hunters become the hunted though and it ends in a battle to the death.

However despite my enthusiasm for the book and starting it being convinced I'd really enjoy it I came away from it feeling
Apr 28, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
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Dead Game-Jennifer Chase (an Emily Stone novel)
Under the innocent façade of EagleEye (an interactive role playing game) there is a sinister group of serial killers. Murders have been committed and one man has discovered the connection. When he is murdered his nephew calls in former Sherriff Rick Lopez and his partner Emily Stone who is a criminal profiler and pedophile hunter. Together they and Derek dig to find what was behind Uncle Miltons murder. Along with Derek’s annoying friend Jordan the
Rashmi Pant
Aug 02, 2014 Rashmi Pant rated it liked it
Two ex-cops hunt for child predators and find information cops cant (I don't know how they do that) and send all the evidence to the police for their apprehension! They make an exception to hunt down a serial killer who targets one of their mentors. While the concept of the plot is quite good. The execution lacked punched. Despite a network of killers involved, the book fails to elicit excitement.
Peggy Holloway
May 13, 2013 Peggy Holloway rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot. It was well written with a very good plot. The whole idea of the type of work that Emily Stone has chosen to do is so unique and I haven't seen any other author come up with this idea before. Emily Stone was introduced in the first novel, Compulsion, which was a very good book too but not as good as this one. I like the way she teamed up Emily with Rick in this book. They make a very good pair and it makes me wish there were some people in real life like them so we could ...more
Marilyn Dieckmann
May 30, 2012 Marilyn Dieckmann rated it it was amazing
Emily Stone - phantom detective is a heroine worth following. Right from the start you applaud her sense of duty, honor and justice as she and her partners fight crime "under the radar" and without the restrictions of the law.

The plot is outstanding! A serial killer who escalates leaving "crumbs" of evidence behind and Jennifer gives us a glimpse into the life of each victim before... well you know, they become a victim!

Well done! I will definitely read the next Emily Stone novel!

Only one negati
Nancy Silk
Dec 30, 2011 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing
There is not one dull moment in this second book of the series. Emily continues her hunt for child predators, but not alone. Rick Lopez, former county detective, has become her partner and they work well together -- on and off the job. But the pursuits are sidetracked by an organization formed on the internet of serial killers. This endeavor is a physical and mental challenge for them both. At one point, Emily becomes embroiled in fear, hatred, and revenge. She feels she has the strength of an A ...more
Jul 08, 2012 Jodie rated it liked it
Well, I must admit sometimes I fall in love with the first book in a sequel and because of that, I sometimes find the sequel book, if written a little differently, a little bit flat. I see lots of 5 star reviews, so I blame my rating on me and my fickle reading taste. I just preferred Emily in the first book on her own and tracking down predators. I didn't care for this storyline at all and found the ending to be so predictable. The ending of the first book was so exciting and the ending of thi ...more
Joyce Oroz
Jul 07, 2010 Joyce Oroz rated it it was amazing
Evil doesn't get much worse than the people Emily is up against, but up she is. Up to the task as she uses her skills and friends to stop the terrible murderers. I could not take a deep breath until I finished the book, which I did in record time. Wow!
Barbara Altman
Dec 27, 2009 Barbara Altman rated it it was amazing
This is the second book of Emily Store. Very good story with unspeakable evil, but well balanced with humor and the continued love story with Emily and Rick. You won't be able to put the book down. A very wild ride!!!
Oct 27, 2012 Gary rated it it was amazing

Jennifer Chase does it again! I'm truly enthralled with her inventive whodunits about very deranged serial killers. Great detective procedurals written with care and a love of the somewhat deranged.
Morgan Prince
Mar 13, 2014 Morgan Prince rated it really liked it
Good book, it took a while to get through but I think that was partly my fault. Good story that kept me interested throughout.
Rawan Mohammed
the plot is weak, its supposed to be an action genre but the events were somehow boring
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Jennifer Chase is an award winning author, freelance writer, and consulting criminologist. She has written six thriller novels,including her award-winning Emily Stone Series.

She holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master's degree in criminology. She has certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is also an affiliate member of The International Association of Forensic
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