Overview It's the early seventies, and Stephen Friedman is living the groovy southern California life of a real estate wheeler-dealer. 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 hungry for answers.
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.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595540784 ISBN13 9781595540782 UPC 020049130650
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More About ted dekker
Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.
Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. Because his parents’ work often included extended periods of time away from their children, Dekker describes his early life in a culture to which he was a stranger as both fascinating and lonely. It is this unique upbringing that forced him to rely on his own imagination to create a world in which he belonged.
After leaving Indonesia, Dekker graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study Philosophy and Religion. Upon earning his Bachelor’s Degree, he entered the corporate world and proceeded to climb the proverbial ladder. But his personal drive left him restless and, after many successful years, he traded corporate life for wide range of entrepreneurial pursuits that included buying and selling businesses, healthcare services, and marketing.
In the early nineties while visiting a friend who had just written a book, Dekker decided to pursue a long held desire to be a novelist. Over the course of two years he wrote two full length novels before starting from scratch and rewriting both. Now fully enamored by the the process and the stories, he realized that storytelling was in his blood and a new obsession to explore truth through story gripped him anew.
He sold his business, moved his family to the mountains of Western Colorado and began writing full-time on his third novel. Two years and three novels later his first novel was published.
Dekker’s novels have sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Two of his novels, Thr3e and House, have been made into movies with more in production. Dekker resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Lee Ann and two of their daughters.
Spanish Bio: Ted Dekker, autor de mas de veinticinco novelas, es un autor de mayor venta del "New York Times". Es reconocido por novelas que combinan historias llenas de adrenalina con increibles confrontaciones entre el bien y el mal. Vive en Texas con su esposa y sus hijos. Twitter @TedDekker, facebook.com/#!/teddekker.
Ted Dekker currently resides in the state of Colorado. Ted Dekker was born in 1962.
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I think that this one is another of his greats. I loved the way that he combined "history" with "present". I have never cried reading a book before, but this one opened the flood gates. Even though its a work of fiction, its always good to remember the holocost and what those people went through.
one of my favorites Jun 4, 2008
I think this book hit me hard becasue I am a mother. I remember I was reading this at the gym on a treadmill and burst into tears.(I'm not a cryer) THe holocaust it's self is so horrific, but to write a story that could have been very similar to what a woman could have gone through just broke my heart. What would I have done if I were her? Life changes when you have children, your heart changes, you view life differently. It's not about you anymore. I thought this was a great mystery...I liked how he became obsessed with the truth and fought for what was his.
It was okay... Apr 14, 2008
Obsessed left me feeling flat.
Dekker's normally taut storytelling somehow got lost in this story with unremarkable characters and unremarkable plot. Normally, when I finish a Dekker book, I love to talk about the book, about the characters and the plot. With Obsessed, I couldn't think of anything to say. When I went to my favorite online book discussion and tried to start a thread about the book, no one else could think of anything to say, either and the thread died after three posts.
Normally, I enjoy Dekker's books very much. The Circle triology is one of the better fantasy series of this century. I enjoyed the twists of Three, the suspense of Blink, and even the starkness of Saint. But Obsessed seemed to lack what these other books possess, a plot. At the end, I didn't care about any of the characters or their situations.
Don't worry, though, there are plenty of great Dekker books to make up for this one flat one.
Not Ted's best... Mar 4, 2008
I had read Thr3e before reading this novel. I thought Obsessed was going to be awesome with a treasure hunt element.
I was wrong. It's entertaining but it falls short on too many areas. It starts off great. It's when the beginning fades away that it doesn't seem to feel right. Things are too tedious with Stephen trying to break into the apartment. It was fun at first but it gets old.
The characters I like and the sub plot during WW2 was interesting. The ending didn't work for me. If you like Dekker than its fun but it is flawed.
Perfection Feb 25, 2008
This was my first jump into Dekkers novels. And I have to say...I was blown away. The story flowed so well that I couldnt put it down...I finished it in two and a half days!
The spiritual meaning that I came away from it with was...when you are obsessed, and learn to control it, it can be a good thing.
The women in the POW camp, you truly feel their fear. At one point while sitting in a hummer on patrol I started tearing up...got some funny looks that day. He truly draws you into the story. I will buy everything Dekker has to offer now!