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Saint (Repack) [Paperback]

By ted dekker (Author)
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Pages   345
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 1"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 2, 2008
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1595546146  
EAN  9781595546142  

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When, after being kidnapped, his memory is erased by intense training and torture, assassin Carl, who is gifted with telekinetic abilities, is given a new set of memories that transform him into a killer with an extraordinary mission.

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"We call you Saint."

The name ignited a light in Carl's mind. Saint. He'd been covertly recruited for Black Ops and given his life to the most brutal kind of training any man or woman could endure. He was here because he belonged here. To the X Group.

An assassin. The most effective killer in the world. And yet . . . Carl Strople struggles to retain fleeting memories that betray an even more ominous reality. He's been told part of the truth--but what's the rest?

Invasive techniques have stripped him of his identity and made him someone new--for this he is grateful. But there are some things they can't take from him. The love of a woman, unbroken loyalties to his past, the need for survival.

From the deep woods of Hungary to the streets of New York, "Saint" takes you on a journey of betrayal in a world of government cover-ups, political intrigue, and one man's search for the truth. In the end, that truth will be his undoing.

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Ted Dekker 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,!/teddekker.

Ted Dekker currently resides in the state of Colorado. Ted Dekker was born in 1962.

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Can't put it down thriller  May 17, 2008
Ted Dekker is one incredible author. So many of his books are so different from each other as if written by someone else. This book is one you can't put down. Never guess the ending. Wow! I have all his fiction and can't get enough.
Great book, but left me with mixed feelings.  Apr 15, 2008
I have really enjoyed the writings of Ted Dekker, especially the Circle Trilogy, so I bought the Paradise series (Showdown and Saint). Both books are great, however "Saint" left me with mixed feelings. From the beginning (and through the whole book actually) it seemed too similar to the Jason Bourne trilogy with the whole assassin-with-no-memory plot. However, those who are unfamiliar with the Bourne series most likely will not be bothered by this, as even I who have read all three books soon just ignored it.
Most of the book flowed fairly well. There was plenty to guess about, and Ted keeps you trying to guess it yourself before he tells you. I personally was close in my guesses about the true identities of Carl and the Englishman, however I was not right on either of them. Ted keeps the action going well also with plenty of descriptions of training sessions with Carl and later with chase scenes, however those chase scenes once again reminded me too much of Bourne.
The ending of the book is the main part that left me with mixed feelings. The book built up so much climax that the ending was just too short. In my opinion, Carl found his real identity and power too quickly for the background that had been set up so thoroughly. Also, the final showdown just seemed too simple and Carl avoided it too easily. Also, what was with Englishman's "trump card"? It was referred to so much, then it never seemed to be used. Plus, the one possible instance I can think of it being used was the part that Carl avoided too easily.

Overall, I enjoyed this book, but it had just enough drawbacks that 4 stars is the absolute most I can give it. If you have read the Circle Trilogy and/or Showdown, than I certainly recommend this book. Otherwise, it is your decision. This certaily is not Dekker's best effort, but it is still a pretty good book.
ALMOST a good book  Feb 6, 2008
I was so excited when I found Ted Dekker - finally another Christian author along the lines of Peretti. I love the idea and I really wanted to love his books. I was almost rooting for him before I ever read a page of his writing because I wanted someone new to read that was good.

What I've found as whole for Dekker books is that they are ALMOST good books. It's like he's lacking that X factor that makes them truly good reads. I continue reading them thinking that I enjoyed the last one, but I never get to the point that I feel like I can read the books for the enjoyment and not notice places of poor writing throughout.

The attempt at intertwining theology/philosophy, even in small bits, with the plot of the books doesn't seem to work well for Dekker (with perhaps the exception of the Circle Trilogy). The fact of the matter is that Dekker may be a decent author in general, but he has a really poor background in philosophy and/or theology, making it hard to ignore the very apparent flaws as you try to enjoy the fiction - especially if you're a person who wants theological accuracy even in your fiction reads. Thankfully, this particular book is more about the interesting and suspenseful plot than getting a point across (at least for the 1st three quarters of the book), which makes it just a little easier to swallow for those distracted by the inaccuracies of events tied to the supernatural in his books.

With that said, I have enjoyed the book as a whole. It does seem to fizzle at the end a little. The story is very engaging and even suspenseful at times up until you near the end of the book, at which point it is a bit disengaging. If a let down at the end turns you off, don't get the book. Personally, if I had to choose based on what I know now, I would still read the book. It's fun, enjoyable, and you just don't find a lot of this type of writing out there for Christians. In my opinion, it's worth getting.
Almost a Great one  Dec 31, 2007
This book had me hooked from the very beggining. It was exciting and I had a hard time putting it down. The suspense through out the book was incredible! I was thinking to myself, "Someone has to make a movie about this!" However, unfortunately the end of the book made this book a very average book instead of an all time great among Christian fiction works. It became extreamly fictious in nature and became more like an epic comic book battle rather than the suspensful story that although was hard to believe still had you saying "this could actually happen". I feel as though the book did a complete 180 degree turn at the end. Again, I really felt throughout the book that this was a great book and I ended up being extreamly disappointed. I recommend those who enjoy reading to still read this book just keeping in mind that the ending is somewhat wacky.
Another fantastic Dekker novel!!  Dec 22, 2007
Saint is another page-turner suspense novel that you will not want to mis. A must read! Saint is another typical Ted Dekker suspense, thriller, christian novel. Mr. Dekker has a talent of presenting the word of God in a thought provoking manner.

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