Saturday, April 14, 2007

Book Review: Skin by Ted Dekker

Book Review
Proceed With Caution
The following may contain SPOILERS
For a special Skin episode of Average Joe Radio, CLICK HERE.

The master of suspense in the Christian fiction genre is back, and he's brought the Horde with him.

You met them first in The Circle trilogy (Black, Red, and White) and learned of the evil that literally hangs from their bodies. The effects of their evil ways followed you to Project Showdown, then through House, Saint, and now into your very Skin.

As all Ted Dekker fans have come to expect, he has woven another suspenseful tale in Skin. And, once again, he takes us back into the world of The Circle, where the Forest Guard and the Horde wage the epic battle of Good versus Evil.

In Skin, we meet five very troubled souls, thrown together unsuspectingly when they cross paths with a trio of tornadoes in the small town of Summerville. As the deadly destructive forces of Mother Nature bury the town in desert sand, the quintuple comes face to face with the very incarnation of Evil -- Sterling Red.

But all may not be quite as it seems. As tragedy strikes the Summerville police force, former FBI Agent Mark Clifton -- the small town Detective from Walton with the movie-star reputation -- takes over the case. He's a no-nonsense sleuth with a knack for getting to the bottom of things, very slow to trust others, and a deadly aim with a weapon. He's a criminal's worst nightmare. Or is he?

Download PodcastAnd what of Jerry Pinkus -- the gaming expert -- or brother/sister duo Carey and Nicole Swartz (whose last name, by the way, is a derivative of the German word Schwarz, or Black). When they find themselves trapped with Wendy Davidson and Colt Jackson (he of the Summerville Police Department) trying to wait out the stormy tornadic trio, they soon learn that a trifecta of tornadoes is the least of their worries.

Dekker masterfully takes us into the world of Skin -- and the mind of Sterling Red -- weaving a tale of suspense that will keep you turning pages long into the night. And, if you're anything like me, you'll find yourself flipping back through the pages in search of the easter eggs that reveal the hidden links between Skin and The Circle trilogy. (If you want some help finding those links, click the DOWNLOAD button above for my special Skin podcast.)

But you better pay close attention, because in the town of Summerville, things are not always what they seem. Don't trust your eyes.


Want to know what inspired Ted Dekker to write The Circle trilogy? Find out here.

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1 comment:

lily said...

Is it bad that I read Skin and not The Circle yet? Did I have to connect some things?

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