Friday, April 10, 2009
"Obsessed" by Ted Dekker
Published January 2006
Its Los Angeles in the early seventies, and Stephen Friedman is living the groovy southern California life of a real estate wheeler-dealer. Hes making money hand-over-fist and has long ago given up hope of finding the family hed lost in warn-torn Poland. But when a strange, deceased womans papers reveal that she possessed a priceless religious relicand that she may have been his motherStephen becomes hungry for answers.
His hunger just might kill him. As Stephen frantically pursues his familys lost legacy, someone pursues himsomeone equally obsessed with the prize. Looks like the man most obsessed will gain everything. And the loser will lose it all.
In true Ted Dekker style, Obsessed will leave you positively breathless.
What I have to say!
I’m sitting here wondering why I hadn’t read “Obsessed” by Ted Dekker sooner. A generational story spanning over a time of thirty years is one of the best Dekker books I’ve read thus far.
This novel is about two equally obsessed men. One, a real-estate agent living in America with an odd “birthmark” and no clear past. His “birthmark” leads him to his mother after her death and the news that she possessed one of the Stars of David, a very expensive religious relic. He starts his search for the Star and for answers only to find himself in over his head obsessed with a picture of a woman. His obsession turns to finding her, the other star of David.. The other man grew up in a camp ran by his Nazi father. There he learned to hate and obsess over power. Thirsty for this power he obsessively searches for the Stars of David, figuratively and literally.
. Dekker takes you back and forth to each world-that of the parents, who new each other, and their own. The two eventually collide. If you don’t already have an obsession, you better get one. It’s the only way to truly have LIFE.
Also look for his new book..BoneMan's Daughters coming out next week Tuesday!