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Obsessed

by Ted Dekker

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Stephen Friedman an ordinary guy or so he thinks. A piece of information tells him differently. A clue that makes him heir to an incredible fortune. Another man who knows the clue in a serial killer who has waited 30 year for Stephen.
  Indiancreek | Nov 29, 2017 |
Deals with Jews, Nazis and treasure, both of jewels and of people. An orphan Jew in the 70's finds his mother after she dies. She leaves cryptic clues leading to the Stones of David[the 5 David used to slay Goliath] and to the woman of his dreams. All the time pursued by a vengeful Nazi who uses Occultic practices. Dekker seems obsessed with using pathetic main characters. None of them yet have to be in the heroic mold. Just need to get used to it I guess. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
The adventure begins when an article in a newspaper convinces Stephen that he is the son of Rachel Spritzer, who had recently died, leaving behind one of the very valuable Stones of David, believed to be one of the five Stones chosen by David to kill the giant Goliath. Obsessed with finding the rest of the Stones, Stephen will go to any lengths to secure the treasure and discover his past. To complicate matters, Roth has also learned of the Stones and is able to buy Rachel Spritzer's house before Stephen is able to. Convinced that clues to what they seek are hidden in her house, both men are working feverishly to find them before the other can.

The pages are filled with twists as unexpected as always, action, adventure, mystery, and a bit of romance. If you enjoy this is book, I'd also suggest "Blink", "Thr3e", and his "Circle Trilogy". ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
An obsessive read.... of the page-turner variety, that is. A story spanning three decades, beginning in a Nazi concentration camp in World War II, where unspeakable horrors unfold, and culminating in hunt for a Jewish relic. Two factions collide and face off in their quest for this artifact: same goal, different motives, one obsession. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
This is my first Ted Dekker book, and I must say, wow. His writing style is excellent and there's always a turn or twist. Nothing that was really horrid or shameful or anything that I'd be embarrassed about if our teen daughter read it. Held my interest without a problem. Stephen, the protagonist, is a wee bit flaky, but he's lovable. I'm now officially a Dekker fan! ( )
  AmandaWrites | Dec 30, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0849943736, Hardcover)

Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He's just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks.

But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells him differently. It's a clue from the grave of a Holocaust survivor. A clue that makes him heir to an incredible fortune . . . a clue that only he and one other man can possibly understand.

That man is Roth Braun, a serial killer who has been waiting for Stephen for thirty years. Roth was stopped once before. This time nothing will get in his way.

Known worldwide for page-turning, adrenaline-laced thrillers, Dekker raises the stakes in this story of passion, revenge, and an all-consuming obsession for the ultimate treasure.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:03:33 -0400)

CRIME & MYSTERY. It's Los Angeles in the early seventies, and Stephen Friedman is living the groovy southern California life of a real estate wheeler-dealer. He's making money handover-fist and has long ago given up hope of finding the family he'd lost in war torn Poland. But when a strange, deceased woman's papers reveal that she possessed a priceless religious relic - and that she may have been his mother - Stephen becomes desperate for answers. His desperation just might kill him. As Stephen frantically pursues his family's lost legacy, someone pursues him - someone equally obsessed with the prize. And it looks like the man most obsessed will gain everything. And the loser will lose it all. In true Ted Dekker style, "Obsessed" will leave you positively breathless.… (more)

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