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Obsessed by Ted Dekker


by Ted Dekker

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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.… (more)



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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 |
This was my first Ted Dekker book. Very good and original, I will be reading more of his work, however it was a bit slow moving and then got really fast when Stephen travelled to Germany and then suddenly met Esther....but still a great author! I can see why he's so popular and it's a nice break from the 19th century pioneer romances I'd started reading as my intro to Christian fiction. ( )
  briannad84 | Aug 5, 2013 |
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