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Blink by Ted Dekker
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Nov 18, 2008

it was amazing

** spoiler alert ** The novel opens with Miriam, a young Muslim girl living in Saudi Arabia. She is at her friend's wedding and we quickly learn about marriage in Saudi Arabia. The women have no choice in husbands, and the women are treated as property. Miriam's young friend is terrified.

The plot switches to America and Seth Border, a student at Berkely. Seth is a "super genius." He has an IQ of 196 and is being coveted by all the top corporations and US intelligence agencies. Seth also experiences twice in the span of a few hours the ability to see the future.

Back in Saudi Arabia, Miriam learns she has been pledged to marry Omar, a vile older man. This marriage will unite the bloodlines of a shiek and the royal family, and will be followed by a coup on the current Saudi King. To get away from the marriage, Miriam flees to America, where she studied abroad for a few months. Representatives from Saudi Arabia representing several parties chase after her. Miriam meets up with a professor she knew and then all hell breaks loose. Seth becomes Miriam's protector and fellow renegade from both U.S. and Saudi officials. What gives the couple an edge is Seth's increasing ability to foretell potential future events. He sees multiple possible scenarios in advance, and as they travel the country trying to avoid assassins, the king's hired guns and the American government, Seth and Miriam forge a bond of trust and love. But what kind of love? Brotherly love or romantic attraction?

I love this book. Hopefully you might read it and love it too.
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