Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CFBA: ADAM by Ted Dekker

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance spotlights ADAM (Thomas Nelson) by Ted Dekker. A full-time writer since 1997, Dekker says 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 encompasses seven mysteries, three thrillers and ten fantasies, including Blink, Thr3e, The Circle Trilogy (Black, Red, White), and Obsessed. Two more, Renegade and Chaos, come out later this year.

New York Times best-selling author Dekker unleashes his most riveting novel yet, introducing an elusive serial killer whose victims die of unknown causes and the psychologist obsessed with catching him.

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 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.

"The detail is stunning, pointing to meticulous research in a raft of areas: police and FBI methods, forensic medicine, psychological profiling ... 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." -- David M. Kiely and Christina McKenna, authors of The Dark Sacrament

"Perhaps Dekker’s best work to date; a well-written and researched novel that also has a clear, passionate message: if we do not serve God, we only serve evil." -- Kevin Lucia,

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