My Review of Adam by Ted Dekker #Adam #TedDekker

Ok, first and foremost I have to say that I had to slip this one in between some other books I’m reading because it is a virtual library book and I was notified that it was available to me – now, better take it or you’ll lose your spot. Don’t get me wrong, I really, really wanted to read it. It’s just that the timeframe was not my own but that of the Woodlands Downloadable Library.

Having said all that, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Adam, by Ted Dekker, begins as a story about abduction – two young, innocent children are taken from a loving home never to be seen again by the parents. You know, just by the way their story begins that this will not have a happy ending. Much of the children’s young lives are documented by using monthly installments of a narrative account in a magazine, Crime Today. Every five chapters or so in the book you get a glimpse as you read another installment, so you are able to follow the boy and girl’s twisted upbringing in a non-fiction article in a magazine.

Meanwhile the FBI is on the hunt for a serial killer who is spreading a deadly disease to his victims and watching as the disease destroys and then kills. The number of kills brings it to serial killer status and the chase by Federal authorities is led by Special Agent Daniel Clark, a hunt that has destroyed his marriage to Heather. Daniel, however, is relentless in his hunt for the killer and faces a new challenge of taking on a partner when he would rather work alone.

The story is detailed as Ted Dekker tells of the psychosis of the children after going through their ordeal, and that of Special Agent Clark, who gets deep into his work, and of his new partner, Lori Ames, who seems to have the same passion for getting into the mind of the killer.

After a near death experience for Daniel in which he saw in detail the assailant’s face just before he died, it’s full-speed ahead as he tries to relive the moment by dying again ….. and AGAIN!

The end was satisfying and the writing superb, I highly recommend Adam to fans of thrillers with a religious twist.


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