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Center Street, Sep 13, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee to create this gripping thriller set in a desolate future.

Many years have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace... and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.

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The prose grabs you and doesn't let go. - Goodreads
The ending sealed the fate of this series for me. - Goodreads
A great story with an ending that really surprised me! - Goodreads
First posted on my blog, Legacy of a Writer. - Goodreads

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I loved the book. it was a great sequil and verry well writen. the auther does a good job of keeping you on the edge of youre seat with lots of action all while keeping a good moral story line. the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cher - Goodreads

1.5 stars. Sigh, such a fascinating premise, but such a dreadful writing style. The problem with this book is that it is adult fiction, but if you took out the few violent scenes, it is written as a ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels with a total of more than 5 million books in print. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.

TOSCA LEE left her position working with Fortune 500 Companies as a Senior Consultant for the Gallup Organization to pursue her first love: writing. She is the critically-acclaimed author of Demon and Havah and is best known for her humanizing portraits of maligned characters. She makes her home in the Midwest.

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