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Hacker by Ted Dekker

“My name is Nyah and I’m a hacker. I know things most people would never believe. Things that shouldn’t exist, but do.”

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ISBN-13: 9781617952753
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of over thirty novels. Heralded as a“master of suspense” by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands. Dekker was born to missionaries and grew up among cannibals of Indonesia, and his peculiar upbringing gives him a unique perspective outside the cultural bubble, allowing him the freedom to share provocative insights in his fiction. He resides in Austin, TX, with his wife and children. You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.com/teddekker.

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Hacker 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh. I don't even know where to start. This entire series was so mind-blowingly amazing, I'm not even sure I can do it justice. But I will try. I don't usually ever read psychological thrillers, murder mysteries, or horror, but I will read anything Dekker writes. And this book was a prime example of why. He is just an amazing storyteller. The story will suck you in right from the very beginning. Dekker weaves an intricate tale that all comes together, with twists and turns that you won't even be able to guess. When you think you have something figured out, Dekker will make you question everything you know.  This story is about Nyah, a child prodigy who is an expert hacker. Her mother is near death, so to get the money to get her the help she needs, Nyah attempts the riskiest hack of her life…and everything goes completely wrong. Now hiding from the corporation that wants her dead as well as the FBI, Nyah goes to the one person who can help her: her friend and also genius expert hacker dude, Austin. Except, Austin is attempting a hack of his own: hacking his brain.  First off, I may have gotten way too excited when Nyah mentioned Austin the first time, because he was from the first book, Eyes Wide Open, and I was super excited to find out what happens to him as well. Second, even if you don't understand anything about hacking or the brain or computers in general, this book will fascinate you. Sure, there are some moments when Austin gets carried away in his excitement and I really have no idea what he's saying, but nothing that takes away from the experience of the book. I loved both Nyah and Austin's characters. They were both deep and complex, and I just loved reading about them. But although this story is about two hackers going too far, it's also about so much more. Dekker has a way of creating a suspense story that will blow your mind. He seamlessly weaves the Christianity aspect into the story, in a way that isn't going to preach at you, stripping it down to the barest form. It will make you rethink everything you thought you knew, and make you see deeper and clearer than before. Even a nonbeliever could read this, or one of his other books, without any problems. Although this is the third in the Outlaw Chronicles series, this could be read alone. I would recommend reading the other two, because they are just as amazing and intense. This book was filled with suspense and action, and the thrilling writing that Dekker is known for. If you have yet to read one of this books, I would highly suggest starting now.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Ted Dekker's newest series, The Outlaw Chronicles, is just getting better and better! With this latest book Mr. Dekker takes us deep into the cyber world. The main characters, Nyah Parks and Austin Hartt, both have very brilliant minds but they are both very broken and wounded people. Nyah is desperate to save her mother. In order to do so she needs to raise some serious money. Her solution is to hack into BlakBox and expose their security weaknesses and then approach them for a job to fix the security breaches. It all seems simple enough until she stumbles upon some information that endangers her life and the lives of those around her. Austin, whom we first met in Eyes Wide Open, has an inoperable brain tumor. He's tried traditional medicine to shrink the tumor, but all those efforts have failed. Now he's come up with a solution that he thinks will work, but it is very risky. In an effort to save lives Nyah turns to Austin for help. As they work together to find a solution to their problems they discover something that will change everything. The key will be surviving long enough to implement the solution. As with, Eyes Wide Open and Water Walker, there are many dimensions to this story. In fact one of the interesting parts about this whole series is that even if the storyline isn't exactly your cup of tea, the overall concept is earth shattering. The overriding theme of Hacker is Deditio which is Latin for Surrender. I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the book that sums up what the story is all about. "To truly know--to understand--demands surrender of everything, even the very need to know. Only when you're ready to empty yourself completely will you know. Until then, you'll remain in darkness." I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you for the thrilling story ! I enjoy your writings so much.
EA_Hendryx More than 1 year ago
Nyah Parks is seventeen, brilliant, and a hacker to beat all others. After surviving a traumatic accident that left her mother brain damaged and the rest of her family dead, she's forced to fend for herself. In a drastic attempt to earn funds for a surgery for her mother, Nyah pulls the job of a lifetime landing her in more trouble than she could have imagined. At her whits end and running from danger, she turns to the only thing she knows: hacking. But this next hack job isn't like anything she's attempted before. With her mother's life and so much more riding on this job's success, Nyah puts everything she has on the line. Can she save her mother in time? Does she have what it takes to step beyond computer hacking and transfer that skill to the human mind? Hacker grabbed my attention and threw me for a loop. You could call it 'the ride of a lifetime' - and I loved it! I've been a long-time Dekker fan and this book is by far one of my favorites of his recent works! As some have noted, it's similar to his earlier novels, which I enjoyed the the best. I haven't read the previous books in The Outlaw Chronicles (yet) but I had no trouble stepping into this third novel. The themes that Dekker brings out through his main character Nyah are beautiful and yet complex. She is layered yet extremely approachable as a character with her dry humor and ready intellect. Following her journey through the many twists and turns of the temporal and the unseen, you are connected to Nyah. Her journey becomes yours. Her loves and her struggles push you to discover what happens--to turn the next page, and the next... An overarching theme in the novel is "deditio", Latin for surrender, and it is true, this book will teach you the beauty of learning to let go. I definitely recommend it to fans of Dekker (especially his earlier works), to those who enjoy suspenseful thrillers, and to those who crave books that realistically push the limits of what is possible in this world. I'd also recommend Hacker to teen readers (16+). It could be a powerful force to engage in discussion around the themes revealed in the book. _______________ I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Ted Dekker in his new book, “Hacker” Book Three in The Outlaw Chronicles published by Worthy Publishing takes us into the life of Nyah Parks. From the back cover:  My name is Nyah and I’m a hacker. I know things most people would never believe. Things that shouldn’t exist, but do.  Seventeen year old Nyah Parks is a genius hacker who makes a living by cracking the firewalls of the world’s largest corporations. But when the biggest job of her life goes wrong, she’s plunged into a desperate situation with only one way out: one last hack that will either save her or kill her. So begins Hacker, a modern-day parable that examines the staggering world around us, the seen and the unseen, and reminds us that there’s far more to who we are than meets the eye. Who would believe that hacking could be so dangerous?  Do I know how to hack a computer?  Sometimes I barely feel I know enough to run the computer and software I have.  So what happens when Nyah hacks into a computer and finds more than she ever thought possible?  This is medical science pushed to the extreme.  What is worse it not only is plausible it is possible and might soon be a reality.  Get ready for some page-turning excitement as Nyah has to deal with forces beyond what she is able to deal with just in order to stay alive. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Worthy Publishing for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
anonymous020 More than 1 year ago
I love this Author! Every books he writes he so amazing and some of his series tie into each other which is really cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking for more like this one
SW-and-Mom-of-3 More than 1 year ago
As with all the Ted Dekkar books I've read (a lot), it keeps you interested & you don't want to put it down with surprises & twists you didn't expect.
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Nice quick recreational read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the key premises were far from tight, I enjoyed how the spiritual undercurrents explored life after death.
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Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
At age 17, Nyah Parks is a brilliant teenager who uses her intelligence and skills to hack into the firewalls of large corporations and earn an income by making them more secure. In an act of desperation linked to a car accident that occurred two years earlier, Nyah hacks into a multi-million-dollar corporation, initiating a cataclysmic chain of events that disrupts everyone in its wake and raises intriguing questions about life and consciousness. Once again Ted Dekker delivers with a unique and thoroughly thought-provoking novel. Book three in the “Outlaw Chronicles,” “Hacker” pushes deeper and provides a more stunning and startling experience than its predecessors. Dekker adeptly leads readers on a journey of adrenaline and heart that will invoke tears of both sorrow and joy. “Hacker” is a mixture of “The Fault in Our Stars” and the scientific extrapolations of James Rollins, and despite its rather small size, Dekker packs every page with action and intensity. Be prepared to read some pages multiple times to grasp the scientific concepts that are explored, especially early on in the story, but rest assured that the time investment will pay incredible interests!
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VillaSyl More than 1 year ago
Ted Dekker’s latest offering is a story about a young girl named Nyah, who is a computer genius and hacker, who runs into financial difficulty trying to provide for her mother’s medical needs. Nyah makes the decision to attempt the biggest hack of her life; this is where everything turns on a dime. Hacker, a modern-day parable that examines the staggering world around us, the seen and the unseen, and reminds us that there's far more to who we are than meets the eye. Hacker is a story that addresses current issues that we are facing across the globe and spiced it up with morals, bravery, and tough decisions. If you know nothing about hacking, this book will give you a sense of the possibilities and as usual Ted Dekker will get you to thinking about the future. Ted Dekker is known for novels that combine adrenaline-laced stories with unexpected plot twists, unforgettable characters, and incredible confrontations between good and evil. Dekker seamlessly weaves real life faith and hope into an addictive thriller. I highly recommend this book for the thriller and fiction fan. There are story twists and plot turns that you would never see coming and it keeps the pages turning faster and faster until you reach the end. This is a fast thrilling read and you will stay up reading until it’s over. Excerpt of Interview questions with Ted Dekker: 1. Your main character in Hacker, Nyah, makes a living by cracking the firewalls of major corporations. What role does technology play in her development as a character? TD: Nyah roots a great deal of her identity in technology. In doing so she defines who she is by what she does. She even says so at the beginning of the book. I am a hacker. We all do this. For her, technology is what she knows, it’s what defines her, and provides the comfort zone. But it’s also her prison, which she comes to discover later. 2. Why do you consider Hacker a modern-day parable? TD: Parables are meant to re-frame the world differently so we can experience it again for the first time. Hacker takes a simple concept that many people already believe, that there’s another reality so near to us that we’re unaware of its presence most of the time, and puts it center stage. The story doesn’t have a moral or try to make a point per se, because that’s not what parables are for, but it does ask you to look at the world through new eyes—Nyah’s. 3. The central question in each book in this series is, “Who am I?” What prompted you to explore that question? TD: The question of identity is central to all of life and, in fact, most of my own striving and struggle can be traced back to it. We define ourselves, almost without thinking much of it, by what we do. I’m a mother, a father, a man, a woman, a writer, an accountant… The list is never ending. But strip that all away, as death will one day for all of us, and what remains? Are you, at your core, really a mother or a father or an accountant? Or are you something far more and we’ve only bought into the notion that this costume, which we call the body and our careers and talents, is really who we are? I received a copy of the book from Worthy Publishing in their First Look Blog Tour.
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lachubb More than 1 year ago
any thing Ted writes i read and i have never been disapointed.i live in texas my self, love knowing my favorite author is also in texas just makes him more awsome..     he is an exceptional writer with a very rare and unique gift.                  .
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This series just kept getting better and better.  I reall enjoyed them bringing back  Austin in this book.  It was nice to have him figure out what all the others were figuring out.  This series really makes you think about what is out there after you die and even before you die.  I hope to read Outlaw to tie everything together. I received this book from the First Look Blog Tour through Worthy Publishing for a fair and honest opinion.