Stephen Friedman is just inches away from everything he could ever desire. It's Los Angeles in the early 70s, and Friedman is living the groovy southern California life of a real-estate wheeler dealer. He's making money hand-over-fist and has long given up hope of finding the family he's lost in worn-torn Poland.
But when a deceased woman's papers reveal that she possessed a priceless religious relic, and that she may have been his mother, Stephen becomes hungry for answers. A hunger that may kill him.
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An Incredibly Rich Story!
This is really the story of multiple obsessions. Some destructive, some redemptive. That of the cruel commandant of the concentration camp, that of his brilliant but twisted son...and that of Stephen Friedman, the L.A.-based real estate agent who has shut down his heart after a lifetime of disappointment...only to have it shocked back to reality. It's a romp...part MacGuyer, part Sherlock Holmes, part romantic epic. It weaves in threads of history and tradition, and explores the nature of selfless, sacrificial love. Loved it!
Another Ted Dekker Thrill Express!!
I must admit that I was a little hesitant to listen to this, mainly due to the time of the story (the 1970's) and the subject matter (the Holocaust). I was afraid it might get too political or sound like a history lecture. BOY WAS I WRONG! This is another example of Ted Dekker's ability to weave a wonderful, uplifting message into and incredible action/thiller. Wonderful book!
An absolutely amazing book, highly recomended.