My esteemed son has written a review for Ted Dekker’s latest release!
Without further ado…
“Don’t read this book at night!”
This is my recommendation for everyone reading Ted Dekker’s Adam. A psychological thriller, Adam finds its strength from the fear rooted in the reader’s soul. Sitting in my lazy boy, the harsh realities of this book shocked my soul out of its quiet complacency. In Adam, as we follow the pursuit of a serial killer, his prey, and the bindings in his soul; we are pulled down into a world of fear and possibilities. Adam, brings out the worst of the human spirit, and brings into focus the saving grace of God that has so punctuated his previous books.
A definite fan of Ted Dekker’s I love his books because they are thought-provoking and deep, and he puts his characters in unique situations that make his books stand out above the rest. Having had the privilege of meeting the author I can tell you that he writes from a place of purpose, and a place of hope, for without it this book wouldn’t be a thriller, but a horror novel. Dekker, in Adam, shows us a world of possibilities, for good or evil. Adam will remind each of us that actions have consequences and that in our world, the world of natural and supernatural realities, we must guard ourselves against the ignorances that could destroy us.
Adam, another brilliant thriller from my favorite author.
David Warren, (avid reader and son of Susan May Warren)
About Ted: Ted is the son of missionaries John and Helen Dekker, whose incredible story of life among headhunters in Indonesia has been told in several books. Surrounded by the vivid colors of the jungle and a myriad of cultures, each steeped in their own interpretation of life and faith, Dekker received a first-class education on human nature and behavior. This, he believes, is the foundation of his writing.
After graduating from a multi-cultural high school, he took up permanent residence in the United States to study Religion and Philosophy. After earning his Bachelor’s Degree, Dekker entered the corporate world in management for a large healthcare company in California. Dekker was quickly recognized as a talent in the field of marketing and was soon promoted to Director of Marketing. This experience gave him a background which enabled him to eventually form his own company and steadily climb the corporate ladder.
Since 1997, Dekker has written full-time. He states that each time he writes, he finds his understanding of life and love just a little clearer and his expression of that understanding a little more vivid. Dekker’s body of work encompassing seven mysteries, three thrillers and ten fantasies includes Heaven’s Wager, When Heaven Weeps, Thunder of Heaven, Blessed Child, A Man Called Blessed, Blink, Thr3e, The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red, White), and Obsessed, with two more…Renegade, and Chaos to be released later this year.
About the Book:
He died once to stop the killer…now he’s dying again to save his wife.
FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has become famous for his well-articulated arguments that religion is one of society’s greatest antagonists. What Daniel doesn’t know is that his obsessive pursuit of a serial killer known only as “Eve” is about to end abruptly with an unexpected death-his own.
Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by the loss of memory of the events immediately preceding his death.
Daniel becomes convinced that the only way to stop Eve is to recover those missing minutes during which he alone saw the killer’s face. And the only way to access them is to trigger his brain’s memory dump that occurs at the time of death by simulating his death again…and again. So begins a carefully researched psychological thriller which delves deep into the haunting realities of near-death experiences, demon possession, and the human psche.
"As always with a Ted Dekker thriller, the details of ADAM are stunning, pointing to meticulous research in a raft of areas: police and FBI methods, forensic medicine, psychological profiling-in short, all that accompanies a Federal hunt for a serial killer. But Dekker fully reveals his magic in the latter part of the book, when he subtly introduces his darker and more frightening theme. It’s all too creepily convincing. We have to keep telling ourselves that this is fiction. At the same time, we can’t help thinking that not only could it happen, but that it will happen if we’re not careful."