Item description for Expiration Date by Eric Wilson...
Overview Clay Ryker can touch and feel impending death. Could this cursed "gift" allow him to forget his failures and save an entire town from destruction?
Publishers Description Your Days Are Numbered…And Clay Ryker Knows It.
Clay Ryker is a man with a dark past and an uncertain future. A failure in both business and marriage, he has come home after a decade away, hoping for a fresh start in the small Pacific Northwest town where he grew up.
But Clay harbors a terrible secret, one that even those closest to him don't know. When increasingly sinister notes appear in the folds of his morning paper, Clay realizes that the truth is not so secret after all. Then people around him start dying and, with a serial killer on the loose, he discovers a terrible gift: he can foresee the timing of a person's death–his or her expiration date.
As his newfound ability proves both a blessing and a curse, Clay's foreknowledge could cost more than he can bear to lose. Working with ex-cop and investigator Vince Turney, Clay has no choice but to face up to the truth of his past. Will he find the courage to overcome an unspeakable evil, one that he himself may have empowered? Endorsements for EXPIRATION DATE By Eric Wilson
“With bravado and compelling prose, Eric Wilson is set to leave his mark on the world of fiction.” –Ted Dekker, best-selling author of Thr3e and Black
“Eric Wilson is great addition to the ranks of Christian novelists. His exploration of God's hidden workings and how they invade human lives is as needed as it is fun to read. Enjoy the adventure in Expiration Date, but don't miss its ultimate question. Well done, Eric!” –Jefferson Scott, author of Operation: Firebrand–Deliverance
“Eric Wilson is creating his own genre: one part factual history, one part present-day fiction, along with a potent dash of spiritual conflict. With plot twists and revelations that will make you hungry for the next chapter, Expiration Date is more proof that Eric Wilson and his unique storytelling style are here for the long haul. This book will leave you wondering how he comes up with such great stories–and how long we have to wait for the next!” –Alison Strobel, author of Worlds Collide
“Expiration Date was more than a great read. I experienced this powerful story with the characters, my stomach knotting with each riveting plot twist. Eric Wilson is a master at weaving an intricate tale in which the stakes rise at every turn. Just when I thought I knew what to expect, another level of this multi-layered story would reveal even greater spiritual proportions than first realized. Because of Expiration Date, Eric Wilson is now one of my favorite writers. I can't wait to see what's next from this talented novelist!” –Tricia Goyer, author of From Dust and Ashes and Night Song
“With Expiration Date, Eric Wilson sets the bar even higher than he did with his debut novel, Dark To Mortal Eyes. Like a classic Hitchcock hero, Clay Ryker is an ordinary man caught in an extraordinary situation that forces him to risk everything to save his wife and child and even his own life. With a premise that won't let go of you, Eric Wilson builds a story that twists and turns and keeps you going until the final, explosive climax.” –Steven Womack, Edgar Award-winning author of By Blood Written
“Expiration Date is a first-rate thriller that provides page after page of skillful plots and sub-plots that climax to an electrifying conclusion. Eric Wilson is a masterful storyteller who lays a foundation of biblical truth on a canvas of contemporary culture and shows the clear blessings and consequences for those who follow or reject that truth.” –Hamp Morrison, publisher, Nashville Christian Family Magazine
Eric Wilson is the author of Dark to Mortal Eyes. A bible college graduate, he has a firm understanding of Scripture and doctrine, which he uses as a backdrop for the tough issues in his novels. Eric and his wife live with their two pre-teen daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
Citations And Professional Reviews Expiration Date by Eric Wilson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 05/02/2005 page 14
Library Journal - 06/01/2005 page 110
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.54" Height: 1.16" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date May 17, 2005
Publisher WaterBrook Press
ISBN 1578567459 ISBN13 9781578567454
Availability 0 units.
More About Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson is the author of "Dark to Mortal Eyes, Expiration Date, "and the first book in the Aramis Black series, "The Best of Evil." He lives with his wife, Carolyn Rose, and their two daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
Reviews - What do customers think about Expiration Date?
Expiration Date: 10-20-2008 Oct 20, 2008
When I was getting ready to write this review today, I realized today's date. Creepy. Read the book to find out why.
Anyway, what a great book. Every book I read of Eric's gets better and better. While this is officially my 3rd book of his (I read Best Of Evil first), it is, in reality, his second book.
I have been trying to decide what it is about his books that I find so engrossing, and I realized it today while talking to a friend. His descriptions. The friend I was talking to also used to live in Oregon, where this book takes place, and reading this book and "Dark To Mortal Eyes" was easier because his descriptions were so dead on. I have been there, and could visualize exactly what Eric was describing.
Also, his characters are some of the most likable and believable characters you are likely ever to read. They are so easy to visualize, but you can also see their idiosyncrasies and hear their voices as well. Rarely does an author capture a character so well as Eric does.
Kenny is by far one of my favorite characters Eric has ever written and there is a scene in this book that hits so hard it makes you realize just how real these characters are.
I also love how Eric ties his stories together. While other authors relate series together, Eric's books aren't actually series, they just all happen to take place in the same living, (or um...non living), breathing world, but somewhere deep in Eric's mind, you can tell there is a grand plot that hasn't quite been revealed yet. It makes you want to pick up the next book and read it. In fact, I just did that.
More in my "Field Of Blood" review when I finish that in a couple of days.
Favorite Author Nov 19, 2007
Eric Wilson has to be one of the best authors around today. This book is the second in a planned 5 part series. It is about Clay Rykker a man going through a divorce who moves back home and is given the ability to foresee the day someone will die. Clay tries to find out if this is a blessing or a curse while trying to save those whose expiration date he knows. It deals with the struggles that he is going through. This book has great character devolopment and you can so relate to what they are dealing with. It also has a great ending that leaves you wanting more of this series. It does bring back a couple of characters from Dark to Mortal Eyes which I would recommend reading first. Eric Wilson just keeps getting better with every book that he writes.
An Enjoyable Read Oct 7, 2007
Action, suspense, history, and spiritual warfare are combined here to make this a very enjoyable read.
Expiration Date features Clay Ryker who is experiencing major difficulties in all areas of his life: his marriage, business, parents, friends, and spirituality. The author does a good job of weaving together a story containing lots of twists and turns along with some spiritual truths.
This novel contains some characters from Eric Wilson's previous novel, 'Dark To Mortal Eyes'. It will keep the readers interested from start to finish.
Old But Not Expired. May 30, 2007
A well-written and fascinating blend of supernatural, historical and gritty reality.
Clay Ryker is struggling with the baggage of lies believed and sin-scorched failures. I ached for him as he continued in his downward spiral of confusion.
But what is at the root of his confusion? And what would he do with this cursed gift he's been given?
Expiration Date blends intriguing history, life-like characters and a tight plot into a compelling read.
A Compelling Read! May 30, 2007
I liked Dark to Mortal Eyes; I loved Expiration Date. I am officially hooked on Eric Wilson's writing after reading this novel.
Expiration Date draws on the history of the Romanov family and the Bolshevik Revolution in a thrilling story about fate, free will, and divine intervention. The book tackles the question that everyone asks at some point: is the future written in stone, or is it determined by our choices - or is it perhaps a mixture of both?
When Clay Ryker discovers that he is suddenly able to foresee the day a person will die, he takes it upon himself to use his newfound knowledge to save lives - if that's possible. Unwittingly, he becomes mixed up in a battle for an ancient relic that may be a clue to the fabled treasure of Rasputin. In order to protect this relic and save the life of its finder, a young boy named Kenny, Clay must face the demons of his past that he has tried to hide for years.
Expiration Date is masterfully written, whether you're looking for philosophical insight or just a good read. May cause spinning thoughts, sleep loss, and shortage of breath.