This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing ADAM (Thomas Nelson April 1, 2008) by Ted Dekker
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 societyâ€™s greatest antagonists. What Daniel doesnâ€™t know is that his obsessive pursuit of a serial killer known only as â€œEveâ€ 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 killerâ€™s face. And the only way to access them is to trigger his brainâ€™s memory dump that occurs at the time of death by simulating his death againâ€¦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.
Andrea’s Comments: I signed up for this one for sentimental reasons–it had my husband’s name on the cover. I’m only about half way through, and there’s a reason Dekker’s on the best seller list. A few unneccessary thought tags (personal pet peeve), but otherwise he’s right on target. My biggest warning is only the obvious: anyone who would rather not read a detailed description of, say, an autopsy, should pass. By and by, he’s lived up to and more than earned his reputation as an author. It’s Dekker, what more need be said?