Item description for Thr3e by Ted Dekker & Rob Lamont...
Overview "Thr3e" is a psychological thriller that starts full-tilt and keeps the reader off-balance until the very last suspense-filled page.
The nightmare has just begun... your world has changed forever. "Evil is beyond the reach of no man." "But can a man remove himself beyond the reach of evil?" Kevin asked. "Indeed," Dr. Francis said. "Can man step beyond evil's reach? I think not. Not in this lifetime." "Then all men are condemned to a life of evil," Kevin said. "A lifetime struggle with evil, not a life of evil," Dr. Francis clarified. Imagine answering your cell phone one day to a male voice that gives you three minutes to confess your sin. If you don't, the madman, Slater, will blow your car to smithereens. You barely manage to exit heavy traffic and ditch the car when, precisely three minutes later, your car blows sky high. The media and police descend on the scene; your world has just changed forever. So begins the nightmare that grows with progressively higher stakes. There is another phone call, another riddle. The cycle will not stop until the world discovers the secret of your sin, but you don't have a clue what that sin is. If not for Jennifer, the brilliant FBI agent working to corner Slater, you would indeed go mad.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 638.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.04" Width: 6.4" Height: 1.94" Weight: 0.93 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1589262654 ISBN13 9781589262652
Availability 0 units.
More About Ted Dekker & Rob Lamont
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.
Ted Dekker has published or released items in the following series...
When I started reading this book, I cold not put it down. I just could not wait to see what was going to happen next. The plot was excellent, but something was really missing from the end. I just did not care for the way it ended. I was build up for the grande fanale that plopped in the end.
The Power of Thr3e Nov 27, 2008
This is a great book. It is suspenseful, action packed, frightening, and has more twists than a bread tie. Kevin Parson receives a phone call on his cellphone and is instructed by the caller, a man named Slater, to either confess his sins to the world within three minutes or his car will explode. Kevin doesn't know what to do. Is this a prank call? What sin is the caller talking about? Kevin decides not to take a chance and finds a somewhat deserted parking lot to pull into. He gets out of his car and screams for people to get as far away as they can. Suddenly, his car explodes. Kevin will be receiving several such phone calls and the consequences get more ugly each time. The story flips back and forth from Kevin's childhood to the present. We meet people from his past that will come to his aid in the present and one person from the past who will be believed to be the culprit. Just when you have the story figured out, it takes a different twist and you are left scratching you head again. The last couple of chapters are fantastic, and while I figured it out, it didn't diminish the ending. Pick up this one and give it a try, you will love it.
worthless dribble Nov 24, 2008
How in this universe did this book win awards?? The characters are flat, boring and uninteresting. The main character is held up like some kind of a saint. The storyline of the book, that Kevin is Kevin, Samantha,and Slater is down right silly and nonsensical. I get the whole multiple person thing, but there is a far cry from someone running around blowing up buses and kidnapping people at the same time that he's under police and FBI surveillance!!!! What does he walk through walls and fly too?? DOWNRIGHT SILLY and a complete waste of time. Fightclub was at least believable on some levels, and possible given time and space constants, this is not!!!
Just when I thought I had it figured out... Nov 20, 2008
Ted Dekker, Thr3e (Thomas Nelson, 2003)
Going into this book and knowing it was "Christian fiction", I really have to admit I didn't expect a great deal (read: anything) from it. There are really, really good Christian writers, but in general, they are writers who happen to be Christian (Madeleine L'Engle is an obvious example, as is Francois Mauriac); as with every other type of message, the really good ones just kind of let the message come through subconsciously and don't beat the reader over the head with it. I haven't encountered someone who does that consistently, and well, in quite a while, and so I wasn't expecting much from Ted Dekker.
More fool me, because no matter how awful its film adaptation may have been (as, unfortunately, all adaptations of Dekker novels seem to be), as a thriller, Thr3e is the real deal.
Kevin Parson is a seminary student who's on his way home from class one day when he gets a call on his new cell phone from someone who calls himself Slater. Slater tells him he has three minutes to confess his sin to the world or his car will explode. He doesn't. It does. Kevin, who was smart enough to get out of the car before it blew, has to both figure out who Slater is and what the sin is that he's supposed to confess. Assuming the sin is from his childhood and he's somehow blocked the memory of it, he calls his childhood friend Samantha Sheer, who comes to town to help him. Also aiding him is FBI agent Jennifer Peters, whose brother may have been Slater's last victim-- all the signs from Slater's call and Kevin's car bomb point to this being the work of the same maniac. The question is, can the three of them solve the puzzle before Slater kills Kevin-- or all three of them?
Once the situation is laid out, you should have the Big Reveal in the back of your mind, and when Dekker goes exactly that way, there's probably going to be a bit of disappointment along with the self-satisfaction you'll feel for figuring it out early, but don't get too complacent-- Dekker still has some traps to spring, and the last few pages of the book blindsided me. I was very impressed at how well Dekker had set things up here, and as I intimated at the beginning of this review, the spiritual aspects of the work are there, but they're never jumping up and down on your spleen screaming "RECOGNIZE ME!". Which, of course, always makes for a more pleasant reading experience. Dekker's characters are well-thought-out and well-presented, and the plotting here is pretty durned close to genius (I'm always reminded of the test mine two of the trainees put together in Robb White's Up Periscope that nails the sergeant when I come across plotting like this). What a pleasant surprise Thr3e was, and I'm looking forward to reading more of Mr. Dekker's work. ****
WOW!!! Dekker hit something good here. Oct 11, 2008
I have read several books before by Ted Dekker, and have been a fan since the first book. That first book was "Blink", which doesn't have much of the mind-bending content that Dekker has in some books, but after "Blink" I read the Circle Trilogy which does bend your mind some. Since then however, I have not found anything spectacular by Dekker. "Showdown" and "Saint" were good, but not as good as the Circle Trilogy. When it comes to "Thr3e", though, this book is amazing, possibly his best yet. I will admit that there are some holes and some things that don't make much sense, but overall the story line is well developed and keeps you completely hooked throughout. The description promises many unexpected twists, but I actually didn't find many "twists". There were plenty of small surprises, and lots of intrigue, but overall nothing extremely surprising... until almost the end. Then Dekker doesn't just throw you a curveball, but rather the ball disappears and simultaneously appears in a whole new ballpark, leaving your mind twisting to understand the change. One big difference between this book and Dekker's other mind-bending books is that his other books introduce the mind-bending elements fairly soon on and then slowly works on convincing you, the reader, that it is believeable. This book, however, doesn't introduce it until nearly the end of the book, and thus doesn't spend much time convincing the reader. In fact, I found myself trying to figure out a way that it could actually be another fake meant to distract you again. I guess this is because that twist is actually the solution to the mystery that the whole book is built around, so once the mystery is solved, all that is left is to conclude the scene where Kevin discovers the mystery, then a final scene to follow up on changes slightly after the main incident. At first this sounds like a hurried ending, but actually there is simply nothing more to write that would have much relevancy to the story. I did guess the location of Slater's "home" quite a while before it was revealed, but soon after I guessed it, some details were given that seemed to contradict that idea. Other than that, I was kept guessing right to the end. I have read reviews that others wrote about other books by Dekker saying that that book was so disappointing, they would never read anything else by Dekker. I think that this book would change their minds.
In short, I enjoyed this book very much. Although it has a few flaws, overall it is well written and very interesting. It didn't even take me a full day to read the entire book. I highly recommend this book to anyone, especially to previous Dekker fans.