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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (19 Jun. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340964960
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340964965
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.8 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,136,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Dekker is adept at unraveling stories of good and evil at a nail-biting pace...' (Library Journal Review )

'Ted Dekker has been here for years, but he's finally arrived. This is what true storytelling is.' (The Bookshelf Review )

'Ted Dekker is clearly one of the most gripping storytellers alive today.' (Jeremy Reynalds, Syndicated Columnist )

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The killer, the agent and the devil inside . . .

Another brilliant thriller from New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. B. Taylor on 9 July 2008
Format: Hardcover
Having thoroughly enjoyed other Dekker books, in particular 'Three' I eagerly began Adam with similar expectations.
The beginning of the book and right up until about half-way was a deliciously scary experience, I believed totally in the characters and the horrific events were all too life-like. I wouldn't read the book alone in my house at night!
However, where Dekker lost me was in the rather laboured approach towards the end, Daniel's torment which seemed very drawn-out and, for me, his deliverance not adequately explained.
Nor was the power of Good (God) really developed, I was expecting a boy as in previous novels to represent Christ and instead we just had one who appeared as a malevolent spirit with a female name.
I was also curious as to what happened to Alice and her husband.
The unveiling of Jessica was a nice touch but not enough to prevent my disappointment by this stage.
So, I'm not sure whether I'd really recommend this one, for me there was too much concentration on evil and I felt the end rather fizzled out so I wasn't left satisfied not uplifted in any way.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R F J on 17 Sept. 2008
Format: Paperback
Having only read House, which was co-written with Frank Pereti, I took a gamble on reading adam. It is a gripping book, that is hard to put down, with several twists and turns, which keeps you in the zone, especially the 9 newspaper / magazine reports throughout.

More could have been said / written in a God sense to wards the end to really explain what was happenen, but from a reading point of view this book gets max marks as held me totally captive all the way.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Taylor on 21 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
The 9th Ted Dekker book to be read by me, Adam is the story of a serial killer called Eve and his pursuit by FBI Agent Daniel Clark. Unlike numerous other Dekker books, such as Obsessed and Saint, this one launches straight into the action and keeps you gripped from the outset. Eve has already killed some 15 victims by the story's beginning, and the tight circle of characters are quickly introduced.

Dekker tells the story of Eve, alias Alex Price/Trane, from the outset in nine `reprinted articles' from Crime Today magazine, resulting in the killer's early life and killing spree being told in parallel terms. The device adds an interesting layer as the reader learns the backstory and current (or, at least, 2008) events simultaneously. Each event in one timezone deepens the understanding of Alex and his sister in the other.

Dekker's writing is grittier than normal. While suited to the considerably darker nature of the book (which grows darkest towards the climax), it was unexpected and therefore jarred slightly. Light profanities such as "pissing", "bloody", an obsession with the term "whore" and a reference to wet dreams all seem out of place in a traditional Dekker book. The conclusion is haunting and absolutely the darkest of Dekker's books to date, but hard hitting for a reason. Dekker is attempting to expose reality.

The dark tone and uneasy feeling at the end are a departure from Dekker's usual `happily ever after formula', but leave the reader thinking. Annoyingly, one of the thoughts, is what becomes of the hero's love life after the final pages; the only question left unanswered...
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By huskies on 22 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
For those who like such crime series as "Wire in the blood", "waking the dead", "silent witness" Adam is right up your street. Very well written, Dekker builds his characters well and interlaces the main story with historical backdrop in newspaper article format. I'm only a third the way in, but I can hardly put it down.

Much pacier than the circle trilogy, and less "science fiction" style, more down to earth, yet human nature and the nature of good and evil provide the big questions subtly woven in.

Enjoy
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