by Ted Dekker
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Adam by Ted Dekker

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

FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has been made famous by his 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" will end in his own death at Eve's hand. Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by those twenty missing minutes of life.

It soon becomes painfully clear that the only way to stop Eve is to recover those missing minutes by dying . . . again. What isn't nearly as clear is just how many times he will have to die to discover the truth, not only about Eve, but about himself. Daniel will have to face haunting realities about demon possession in the modern world-and reevaluate his prejudice against religion-to stop Eve.

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ISBN-13: 9781595540072
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels with a total of more than 10 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.

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Adam 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 170 reviews.
ButterMB More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading Ted Dekker and this is a great mystery. It took turns in the story that do not follow the normal path for murder mysteries. I have recommended to several friends and they all enjoyed this book. The author takes the time to go through the story and all the characters - making the ending great and unpredictable. It is not for all readers and does not hold any punches going through the story. Thank you Ted Dekker.
kadi More than 1 year ago
In all the books I have read, I have NEVER been completely surprised by a plot change. This one though, has a jaw dropping plot twist that intensifies the suspense that was already there throughout the novel. Very different reading experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Adam starts off with an excerpt from Anne Rudolph's article Man of Sorrow: Journey into Darkness. Piece by piece Dekker creates a mystery of a puzzle by using this article. FBI agent, Daniel Clark, has based his whole career on learning how killers think and in doing so he believes he will be able to catch them. Daniel has hit rock bottom with his new case, EVE. As much as he tries he has not been able to keep EVE from killing fifteen females. He is a man of will though and dares not to give up; because of this EVE is now willing to stop at nothing to cause Daniel to stop chasing him. During the killing of the sixteenth victim Daniel is shot in the head and killed, or so everyone thinks. Daniel is revived after clinically being dead for over twenty minutes. Daniel now has an image of EVE trapped in his brain and must die again several times to recover it. In the end Daniel comes face to face with the killer once again and must make a decision of what it is he truly believes in.
yearningtoread More than 1 year ago
Daniel Clark is obsessed. So obsessed that he has sacrificed his marriage to his ex-wife Heather, along with everything else that should matter most. Why? The Eve Killer is out there, wreaking havoc by kidnapping young woman from ages nineteen to twenty-four and killing them with a new strain of meningitis. He works like a clock, killing his victims when the moon is new and waiting almost a full month before snatching the next young girl. The FBI has done everything, but Eve, as they call the killer, seemlingly cannot be stopped. After sixteen months of searching, Daniel is now hard on Eve's heels, sure that if he can just understand the killer's mind, he could catch him and bring him to justice. When a big break in the case is made, Daniel finds himself face to face with Eve and does his best to stop him; however, that is before Eve raises his gun, points it at Daniel, and pulls the trigger... This book was amazing. Ted Dekker, as far as I know, is the only author that ever makes me want to read ahead. I was in the first 100 pages of Adam and I was dying to know what would happen to Daniel, Heather, Lori (Daniel's partner), and the rest. I wanted to know who Eve was, why he was killing all the women, and what this strain of meningitis really was. In the end, my expectations were far surpassed. This book was intensely psychological, so if you want to read it, prepare yourself for mind games. Two of the characters were kidnapped at ages two and three and were abused growing up, based off the rules of the kidnapers' twisted religion; this affects their lives later on, which in turn creates a devastating affect in the book. You will see how easily our minds are deceived into hating truth and how scary that really is. I was amazed by the twist in the end, and I am so thankful for Ted Dekker's love for God and how he turns that love into great books that glorify Him.
heaterHL More than 1 year ago
Adam was my first Ted Dekker. When i started to read this book i thought it was going to boring but i kept reading. As i kept reading i fell in love with this book. It was interesting and awesome. Ted dekker's world just off the hook amazing.
Cassings More than 1 year ago
I'm a big Ted Dekker fan, so this book doesn't disappoint. I still don't think he's topped his Red, White, Black series (I know, that's the wrong order), but I think this one is pretty fantastic. I like that he writes moral books that aren't preachy or pretentious...he just writes good books, darn it. I'd definitely recommend it...but, since I'd recommend pretty much everything he's written, that's no surprise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dekker has a way of writing that makes it easy to read and easy to be entrapped by. The book hooks you after the first chapter. Some books start out slow and work into the plot but this one just jumps right into the action and keeps you guessing until the very end.
interlectual More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I was engaged in reading from beginning to end. Just kept wanting to know what will happen next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In a world where evil runs free, FBI psychologist Daniel Clark searches for the serial killer who has terminated the lives of numerous innocent women. In this thrilling, suspenseful, and page-turning novel, Daniel Clark's obsessive addiction to the "Eve" case results in his death and ultimately, his resuscitation and retaliation to find the face of the man who killed him. Ted Dekker's purpose to reveal the light upon the topic of spiritual warfare shines through the pages of his book. Once you pick up Adam, it will be almost impossible to relinquish. Every page is filled with exhilarating text and brilliant detail that will lure you in from the beginning! "Mucus ran from both nostrils and mixed with foaming spittle that seeped from her mouth. Stringy blonde hair hung below her ears trembling." How could someone not envision the scene from that elaborate passage? Adam, being my first Ted Dekker novel, is indefinitely my favorite book of all times. It's a must-read for all book-enthusiasts!
animalrights03 More than 1 year ago
This is one of the weirdest books, but what made this book different from all the other weird books I have ever read is I really enjoyed it. It is really really good. Strange yes. Plausible? Not really. Regardless I couldn't put it down. It makes you think at times too. And the plot twists that continue to come just become more and more shocking till at the end I nearly gasped at the last twist. A really really good book. Read it. You won't regret it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book....definately a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great twist! Ending is fantastic! A tale of possession and redemption.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adam waz hear=)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To me, the characters lacked dimension.
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This was the first book I was ever physically yelled at to put down. Keeps you on the edge of your seat as you put pieces of the puzzle together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My personal favorite
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept me on the edge the entire time. I could not put it down, at all. Great suspense novel that will have a none believer wondering if there is something truly evil out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a well written book! Geez! Chilled me to the bone. That is Dekker for you. And it didn't help me that I finished reading it at night. Boy, did I have trouble sleeping! Ted Dekker is the only author thus far that has this effect on me. I'm surprised none of his better books (this one included) haven't been turned into movies. Well, except for "House" (collaboration with Perretti) which was, to say the least, a very weak representation of the book. Perhaps because "House" was botched, Dekker has refrained from allowing another movie. Haha. Anyways, if you are into horror and psychological thrills, this is your book :) I recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt sorry for Alex and Lori. To be honest it wasnt his fault he was killing he was possessed and its Alice fault it happen to him. Because she did hat to him when was young might not killing him but he was affected by Alice and Eve.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites. Its a suspenceful read from behinning to end. I love the news articles. This story seemed so real. Like i was listening to someone tell their own experience.
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