Thr3e – Ted Dekker

Thr3e Ted Dekker
Thr3e by Ted Dekker
Published by Center Street, Thomas Nelson on October 2004
Genres: Fiction, Christian, Suspense
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The award-winning, best-selling suspense masterwork, now a major motion picture event.

Enter a world where nothing is what it seems. Where your closest friend could be your greatest enemy.

Kevin Parson is alone in his car when his cell phone rings. A man calling himself Slater offers a deadly ultimatum: "You have exactly three minutes to confess your sin to the world. Refuse, and the car you're driving will blow sky high." Then the phone goes dead.

Kevin panics. Who would make such a demand? What sin? Yet not sure what else to do, Kevin swerves into a parking lot and runs from his car. Just in case.

Precisely three minutes later, a massive explosion sets his world on a collision course with madness. And that's only the first move in this deadly game.

From the #1 best-selling fiction author comes a powerful story of good, evil, and all that lies between.

“Can man step beyond evil’s reach? I think not. Not in this lifetime.” – Dr. John Francis, Thr3e

Kevin Parson escaped a twisted childhood to find sense of normalcy in the outside world. He’s assimilated into the world, graduated from college, and is now attending seminary as a way to escape the evil of his past. But he can’t escape that easily.

Kevin’s illusions of leading a normal life are shattered when his cell phone rings and a gravelly voice tells him he has just three minutes to confess his sin or have his car blown to pieces. Kevin survives, but the psycho called Slater is just beginning his game. From here on out, Dekker weaves a fast-paced psychological thriller that takes a long look into the conflicting natures of man and the starkness of evil.

Kevin, along with his childhood friend Samantha, has to open up his abusive past in order to understand the sin this Slater wants him confess. All evidence points back to a childhood bully of both Kevin and Sam’s—a punk kid who’s back for his revenge. But not everything is as it seems, and as the pieces come together Sam and the authorities begin to realize the full trauma of Kevin’s past. It all leads to a stunning, disturbing, and eye-opening conclusion.

Thr3e is the perfect psychological thriller. Dekker delivers heart-pounding action mixed in with deep psychological intensity that explodes off the page. More than just stellar writing, careful plotting, and thunderous pacing, Thr3e grapples with one of the truly great questions of man. What is the nature of man? Is he good? Is he evil? Do these concepts even exist? Thr3e fictionalizes man’s very real struggle and places it in tangible terms within the life of one man – Kevin Parson.

Originally published in 2003 by Thomas Nelson, Thr3e has been tweaked slightly and put into mass market format with Center Street, a division of Hachette. The book is Dekker’s second novel originally published by Nelson to receive a Hachette update (the other being Adam), expanding Dekker’s presence even more. New fan or old fan, Thr3e’s a novel you’re going to love. Begin reading on a lazy day when you can devote the entire day to reading because you are not going to want to put it down.

five-stars

About Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty 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’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.

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