Item description for The Hunted (Every Man) by Stoeker & Smith...
Overview While on an adventurous rafting trip through the jungles of Thailand, four men find themselves in a nightmare when they become stranded, pursued by gunmen, and are finally trapped. Their struggle to survive forms a thrilling tale of courage, endurance, and faith.
Publishers Description The Adventure of a Lifetime Becomes an Unimaginable Nightmare. "A thrilling new novel from the Every Man series " John Majors and three friends-Mike, Hollis, and Dave-go to Thailand for the eco-adventure of a lifetime rafting on the Pai River. But they find more than they bargained for. From the fleshpot temptations of Bangkok to the beautiful and terrifying environs of Northern Thailand's vast wilderness areas, they find themselves tested at every turn. When separatist terrorists attempt to kidnap them in the wilderness, the four men are stranded deep in the jungle, pursued by gunmen toting AK-47s, and finally trapped in a cave with nowhere left to turn. If they hope to escape, they must face their deepest fears and put their lives-and their souls-on the line. Their struggle to survive, escape, and experience God's grace through it all forms a thrilling tale of courage and endurance. Fred Stoeker-one of the men behind the phenomenal Every Man series-and best-selling novelist D. S. Smith join forces to bring you a compelling novel that combines the action and suspense of a thriller with real-life faith and insight for God's men.
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Apr 18, 2006
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Every Man
ISBN 1400070384 ISBN13 9781400070381
Availability 0 units.
More About Stoeker & Smith
Fred Stoeker is the coauthor of the best-selling Every Man series, including "Every Man, God s Man" and "Every Man s Battle." He regularly writes and speaks to men about sexual purity. D. W. Smith is the best-selling author of more than seventy novels and has served as an editor for several publishers. Among his books are the novelizations for the Hallmark miniseries "The Tenth Kingdom "and the first "X-Men" movie, and numerous "Star Trek" novels."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Hunted?
Hit with fans Apr 26, 2006
The next novel in the popular "Every Man" series is a rugged story of survival. Authors Fred Stoeker and D. W. Smith collaborate to bring readers The Hunted, a novel about adventure, absolute faith in Christ, and developing masculinity.
John, Mike, Dave, and Hollis are best friends whose passion is whitewater rafting. The group is getting older, a far cry from their college days. They decide to go on one last rafting trip deep in the remote areas of Thailand. But there, they meet with unimaginable misfortune. The tour guides sent to escort them turn out to be political radicals who wish to make a statement with American blood. The four friends avoid the initial attack, but after their escape, they find themselves lost in the unknown jungle and miles from civilization. They have no map, no food, and an angry, trigger-happy group of pursuers on their heels. Only two things will keep them alive: faith in God and their own will power.
The story is set-up with chapters that alternate between two distinct time periods: the time during which they are lost in the jungle and a flashback time in urban Thailand before the trip. Both sections serve their purpose, but the segments outside of the jungle tend to be dull. And with this alternating chapter style, the pace is choppy; however, it also has the benefit of heightening the suspense during the group's trek through the wilderness. This novel is a mix of ups and downs. It has an exciting setting, but a predictable plot. It teaches a great message, but in an overbearing, often preachy style. All in all, it will be a hit with fans of adventures stories, but readers looking for more in the way of character development should steer clear. - Andrew Culbertson, Christian Book Previews.com
Everyone should own a copy. Apr 23, 2006
When John Majors and his friends go on a rafting trip down the river pai river, they are not expecting anything more than a rafting tip, but you can just tell somrthings going to happen.And it does.An attempted kidnapping leaves them stranded in the middle of dense jungle with no-were to run.With gun bearing meanacing terrorsits, it's not the best possition to be in, but will there trust God in the hope of him helping them.I really enjoyed this book as it brought out there team work skills, the courage and there bravery throghout, it remmided me of one of those all action hollywood blockbusters, except that in book form.It's amazing how much you think your actualy there. Fred Stoeker has really come up trumps this time with his new novel The Hunted.i think everyone should own a copy.Extremly good.
fabulous thriller Apr 22, 2006
For fifteen years the four Oregonians, John, Mike, Hollis and Dave have gone on rafting vacations together. This year they choose Thailand for a bit of a different adventure. However, they get more than expected when they journey into the Mae Hong Son Province. Mike, who understands Thai, overhears their guides planning to kidnap them for ransom. The four Americans flee into the jungle with their former escorts chasing them with AK-47s.
John prays to God to not let him die here while thinking about his fiancýe telling him his faith has never been challenged. They find a cave to gain temporary respite, but their adversaries are nearby and ready to kill them. The quartet has little hope to escape alive though each prays to God. Their last Hail Mary rests with John sneaking off to find help as Mike and Dave are hurt and Hollis is too out of shape to go any further. John prays this time for the safety of his friends.
The Every Man guides are well written inspirational guides, but as far I know this is the first Every Man fiction. The fast-paced story line is filled with action as the four vacationing Americans are in deep trouble from the onset. Interestingly, the Oregonians will remind the audience of the maxim that there are no atheists in the foxhole as they each pray to God that they do not die in the Thai jungle. John's musing to his fiancýe's commentary that his faith has never been tested becomes his mantra as he modifies his prayers to that of save his teammates. THE HUNTED is a fabulous thriller that never slows down yet the audience also sees deep inside the souls of the beleaguered quartet prays for deliverance.